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01-31-2008, 10:14 AM   #1
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Rambo's bigma: f2.8 @ 500mm!

Holy crap.

Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 EX DG: Digital Photography Review



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01-31-2008, 10:17 AM   #2
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I want one of those for my Pentax!!
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16kg hahaha I can envision that baby as my carry on next flight I get on - I will be promptly F*&*'ed without customs buying me a dinner that is for sure ....

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Pros: Captuirng a speeding bullet in a dark alley from 100 yards off
Cons: Zoom noise has been known to break sound barrier at times ....

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01-31-2008, 10:29 AM   #4
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guys, this thing weighs 40 pounds! and has its own batteries because the camera isn't planned to be man enough for moving the motor.

What I want to know is if they offer a 110V power cord for the focusing as an option.

If I am going to need a trailer to haul this thing around, I might as well have a generator on it also.

Looks like it is made from a scrap munitions case (must be a lot of those beciming available)

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Holy )*((%$^&*(*&^*%%^#$$@%$#@#&^%%(&)((_+)+_)*)*$*&_)^$%@%^^()*!
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i like

very military
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QuoteOriginally posted by daacon Quote
16kg hahaha I can envision that baby as my carry on next flight I get on - I will be promptly F*&*'ed without customs buying me a dinner that is for sure ....

Edit : Photo Reviews
Pros: Captuirng a speeding bullet in a dark alley from 100 yards off
Cons: Zoom noise has been known to break sound barrier at times ....
Do you plan on purchasing an extra seat on the plane just for the lens?
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They should add some wheels built in to help to carry it.

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That's no lens...that's a space station...
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Do you plan on purchasing an extra seat on the plane just for the lens?
Good Point - unless they allow a 5 year leasing with a nomimal buy out , a multi generation buy option (where my grandchildren could own it ) , or I refinance my house ... I don't see this guy litteraly ridding shotgun with me for some shootings ! Any guess on price ? $10k ?
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50-500 is of course the bigma

300-800 is the sigmonster

this one - the - BAZOOKMA :-)
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QuoteOriginally posted by daacon Quote
Good Point - unless they allow a 5 year leasing with a nomimal buy out , a multi generation buy option (where my grandchildren could own it ) , or I refinance my house ... I don't see this guy litteraly ridding shotgun with me for some shootings ! Any guess on price ? $10k ?

10K? I thought for a minute you wanted to talk price, not weight!

Yea $10K sounds about right. I saw in the market place a FA 400 2.8 and the seller wanted about $6K for that. Add 100 mm in length, and proportional increase in diameter for retaining speed, HSM motor that cound probably power a golf cart, the battery pack and the complexities of zoom, Yea 10K (weight and price)
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I can tell we have lots of new Pentax shooters when we start seeing threads of things we talked about months ago That thing is a beast and unless I start making Tiger Woods money you can bet I will never own that one.
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50-500 is of course the bigma

300-800 is the sigmonster

this one - the - BAZOOKMA :-)
AHAHAHA love it. From now one I shall refer to this lens as the bazookma.
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The objective is about 7 inches (175 mm) wide!! Like a big glass eye!

Yup, they definately have to make it in the Pentax mount. Somebody in this forum will get it just for bragging rights!!
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