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08-29-2012, 03:46 PM   #1
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Giving sigma bigma the boot...big time



$2,064,500 for a 1600mm f/5.6 sounds about right

can I have 2?

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08-29-2012, 03:57 PM   #2
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Nice and it only weighs 60kg! Perfect for your backpack.

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Is there a converter so I could mount a Pentax Q on that? (Cool lens!)
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This lens is like a Corvette. I may be able to afford the car but I can't afford the insurance. I can afford this lens, but I can't afford the tripod.





* I really can't afford any of the above.

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QuoteOriginally posted by blackcloudbrew Quote
(Cool lens!)
Yes, I like the sight on the top of the lens.
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You're a bit late: Most Expensive Lenses
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I sold mine last week - poor IQ.
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Only f/5.6? Pffft! I'm waiting for at least an f/4 version.

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I would wait for the OS version.
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Here ya go....

QuoteOriginally posted by audiobomber Quote
Only f/5.6? Pffft! I'm waiting for at least an f/4 version.
as requested....f4 not sure of the mount though... Lens was made by Perkin Elmer, Norwalk CT. Former employer of mine....

Its about 3 feet long....weighing in around 200+ pounds.

and don't ask about filters to protect the front element...
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QuoteOriginally posted by forensicscientist Quote
as requested....f4 not sure of the mount though... Lens was made by Perkin Elmer, Norwalk CT. Former employer of mine....

Its about 3 feet long....weighing in around 200+ pounds.

and don't ask about filters to protect the front element...
Weren't hose in the SR-71 and/or the U-2?
08-30-2012, 12:45 PM   #12
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Weren't hose in the SR-71 and/or the U-2?
Yes...Perkin Elmer was an optics company. Made many things....including the slightly out of focus primary mirror of the Hubble Space Telescope (Pic of that mirror hangs on my office wall).

But you are correct regarding this particular lens...
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QuoteOriginally posted by audiobomber Quote
Only f/5.6? Pffft! I'm waiting for at least an f/4 version.
CallZeiss then

1700MM F4 and only 256KG - but it is AF, and apparently focuses as fast as a standard zoom (must be some serious SDM motor in this baby) - price never disclosed beyond it was several million Euros

Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 1700 mm F4


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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
CallZeiss then

1700MM F4 and only 256KG - but it is AF, and apparently focuses as fast as a standard zoom (must be some serious SDM motor in this baby) - price never disclosed beyond it was several million Euros

Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 1700 mm F4

That's almost a pancake compared to the others on this page.
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