Old 09-27-2008, 06:25 AM   #1
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Default The ultimate Tellymash lens

Do you like shooting tellymash shots and are looking for a new longer lens?

Then check this auction out on eBay

P.S You will need a small pickup truck to mount it on.


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Old 09-27-2008, 10:23 AM   #2
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At least you wouldn't get pestered by the local LEOs when you are 30 miles away from the train!

I wonder if Lowepro do a case for it? Ideally one that you can clip on your belt, of course.
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It would be great for getting pictures of those inaccessable regions. Just set up a couple miles away. Or you could be the first on RP to take a picture from space.
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Old 09-27-2008, 03:06 PM   #5
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Do you like shooting tellymash shots and are looking for a new longer lens?

Then check this auction out on eBay

P.S You will need a small pickup truck to mount it on.


Cheers,

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I will wait for the IS model.
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At f14 it would be nearly impossible to focus on a regular object. Personally, I'd rather have this other lens. It's actually within the envelope of being affordable. The f2.8 would make this THE telephoto to have you if liked to photo birds and wildlife.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...2_8_EX_DG.html

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Forget taking train pictures with it. I'm going to Area 51 and finding out the truth.
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At F14, it also makes it the only lens where your depth of field is measured in kilometers...and the minimum object distance measured in tenths of kilometers.
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The f2.8 would make this THE telephoto to have you if liked to photo birds and wildlife.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...2_8_EX_DG.html
35 pounds! The 800/5.6 is only 10 pounds, the 400/2.8 12 pounds.

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At F14, it also makes it the only lens where your depth of field is measured in kilometers...and the minimum object distance measured in tenths of kilometers.
Actually, you'd be surprised, or at least I am. At two kilometers, the DoF at f/14 is only 38 meters. At 10 kilometers DoF does expand out to almost a kilometer.

For a subject 2 meters tall, a tall person, the distance one has to step away to fill the frame with the subject in horizontal/landscape position is 443 meters.
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I had this much more compact model lurking in the back of my mind, and finally dug out a link. The black "dot" on the end of it is a Hasselblad camera, if that gives you a sense of scale.
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0610/06...eiss1700f4.asp

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