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09-07-2013, 10:15 PM   #1
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Looong lens..

I came across this on the web. Anybody know or even used anything like this lens? What body is it on?


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Could it be a telescope? There's a adapter attached to the camera it looks like.

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After a quick bit of googling it appears to be an "Astro-Berlin Fernbildlinse 1:6,3 1000mm"

Astro-Berlin


(btw, for those who haven't used it before, Google now has a "search by visually similar" option on images, just paste the URL of the image and then click search visually similar)

Google took me here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tobilg/3427912088/

And the comments took me to the above link (the German one)
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Woah, thanks for that hks_kansei. And could that be a 67?

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67 or maybe a 67II

The prism looks fairly round for a normal 67


edit:
pretty confident it's a 67ii.

67 had the shutter horisontally, next to the prism. 67ii had it at a slight angle further out (similar to DSLRs)

The guys finger seems to be resting too far out to be on the shutter release if it's a 67

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I cracked up when I saw the "steering wheel" - I'm assuming it's the focus mechanism or some other adjusting aid.

That a howitzer if I ever saw one...
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Have you got the link for the website?
Would love to see what this guy is taking.
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Or you could use a Pentax Q with a 150mm lens!

It would certainly be more portable.

This is the field of view you get with a Q and a 300mm lens

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With a Q and a 1500mm lens, actually a Skywatcher 250 telescope, you get this

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These are un-cropped, full frames.

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I would love to see what the photos through these Astro lenses looks like.
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QuoteOriginally posted by hks_kansei Quote
After a quick bit of googling it appears to be an "Astro-Berlin Fernbildlinse 1:6,3 1000mm"

Astro-Berlin


(btw, for those who haven't used it before, Google now has a "search by visually similar" option on images, just paste the URL of the image and then click search visually similar)

Google took me here:
World's biggest lens? | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

And the comments took me to the above link (the German one)
Thanks for the link.

QuoteOriginally posted by LowVoltage Quote
I cracked up when I saw the "steering wheel" - I'm assuming it's the focus mechanism or some other adjusting aid.

That a howitzer if I ever saw one...
It's backfocusing on the other planet...

QuoteOriginally posted by mickey Quote
Have you got the link for the website?
Would love to see what this guy is taking.
I can't seem to find the site anymore but this photo was from a Canon blogspot. Apparently he was just taking pictures of a cherry tree from a distance.
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