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04-13-2007, 11:26 AM   #1
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MO, This might be the end of your LBA...

Mo, this ones for you

Sigma APO 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG

Among the biggest head-turners at PMA 2007 was the gigantic Sigma APO 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG supertelephoto zoom lens. Estimated at over 35 pounds, this monster lens should cost a pretty penny. But with a fast, constant maximum aperture, and a dedicated 2x Tx as part of the package, you've got two lenses in one, the 200-500mm f/2.8, and the equally ridiculously impressive 400-1000mm f/5.6! No price has been set yet, but we predict it to be a tad south of $10,000.

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What a monster lens...I remember it from the original thread we posted here a few months ago.

I only use/buy Pentax lenses, though

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I bet this bad boy is a refugee from Tim Allens (Home Improvement) camera gear. Is there a button on the front to drop the front support wheels down??

I bet with a strategically placed mirror or tripod, one could take a pretty fair shot of the hernia developed as a result of carrying this beast more than 10 feet.

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Just a suggestion : perhaps a wheelbarrow as an optional extra may be worth considering

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16kg... holy ****!
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it looks like a cartoon character's eyes bugging out!
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That little itty bitty thing on the end is a camera
04-13-2007, 11:01 PM   #8
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That would cause rotator muscle tear for many 30 yr old...

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I'm not accustomed to seeing movable objects that large which don't have license plates affixed to them.
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OMG! looks like it could fire a mortar.

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