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02-12-2009, 02:18 PM   #1
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Big brother has arrived!!

Dave sold his 500mm lens to me to upgrade to a 1000mm Takumar. The box arrived yesterday. Unfortunately the weather has been awful with rain and freezing rain (wish I could ship that to Austrailia) so the lens will go untested for awhile.

I promised myself I wouldn't buy another lens without selling one (and I've stuck to that since last summer) but this deal was too good to pass up.

It's almost impossible to give a sense of scale with this monster. It's a tripod only lens. Just too heavy to hand hold. Much heavier/longer than the Bigma was but a lot faster too. I've tried it on the AF1.7TC (850mm f7.7), it will focus just fine and work in AV. So a little slower to handle but I can't wait to go chasing deer or birds.

So here's the big and the small.
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Oh and before it was shipped, here's the 1000mm with it's smaller brother.
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A couple of notes on the lens. The forward ring is the aperture dial. It's about 3 cms wide, not the little 'girlie' rings on other lenses. The infinity focus is about 700 ft so this is one lens you can use the M42> K Mount adapter with the collar. Makes it easier to use the TC and short the contacts for AV. mounts on the camera easier too.


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02-12-2009, 02:27 PM   #2
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That's impressive! But I really like to see the 1000/8 in person. That one looks like a monster
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LOL. You got shortchanged! His is twice as big!
It's nice that yours has an A setting. I don't think the 1000mm had it, but he can take a photo halfway across the county ;-)
Post up pics when you get the chance...
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Frank, This thread gives you some idea of the size of the 1000mm
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-camera-accessories/48634-looking-h...ggestions.html

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The 500mm has no A setting. Just using a the M42 witha collar allows the camera contacts to short out and use Av on the camera. A would be sweet but this works fine.

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I can't believe how small and insignificant this lens makes a 70-200 f/2.8 look
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You ought to post a shot of it on the backpacking lens discussion thread . Can't wait to see some shots from it.
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That's funny, he'd need a mule. Did you see that great shot of the mountains and sea posted?

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Yikes, no wonder they're called "Big Guns." Can't wait to see some images. I can just hear it now, "Oh my aching back!"
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I love this one!!
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That is a seriously massive lens. 1000mm ! You have to share some images from that lens with us!
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Wow.




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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote
Frank, This thread gives you some idea of the size of the 1000mm
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-camera-accessories/48634-looking-h...ggestions.html
Thanks for the link. I think I did see that thread before. We have some serious wide-life photography lovers here
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Well at least wannabe's in my case. I have a couple of critter shots I like but I want to do a bit more hunting this summer.

Can't let Borno, Wildman and Marc have all the fun!
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That 1000mm is longer than my leg. Seriously.

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