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01-13-2010, 08:01 PM   #1
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1000mm of goodness!

As in, "my goodness, that's a huge lens!"

I just received my new toy from KEH, the SMC 1000mm f/8, complete with a well-used case. I feel just like Ron Stoner, or John Severson or one of those old surfing photographers with their 1000mm Century lens.

Anyhoo....I couldn't pass up on the opportunity to at least try this lens. I figure I can always sell it if I don't use it. However, just think of the fun this will be at the beach, or at the wild life area. I had to buy a gimbal head to hold the thing!

Here's the lens on my K20D.





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Except Stoner & Severson would've needed a 1600mm lens to see the angle of view you see!

Please post some photos!
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Wow. That is awesome. I bet every tripod I own would buckle.
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Its telescope tripod time.
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please dont shoot me !
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Its telescope tripod time.
Don't you mean gun carriage time?

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Don't you mean gun carriage time?

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He could swap it out with the barrel on one of these.



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Its beautiful.

So which 2x TC do you plan to mount with it??
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QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Quote
He could swap it out with the barrel on one of these.



I like it Blue!
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It looks scary.

It could also double as a blunt weapon if its not too heavy.
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Congrats Russ, and let's see those first few keepers with this new acquisition of yours.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Don't you mean gun carriage time?

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Give him a horse - he needs a caisson!
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He could swap it out with the barrel on one of these.

I rode in one of these.


it looks like an M4 although a bit different and with a small armament.
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Is that a lens in your pocket, or are you just happy to see us? - lol
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