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07-12-2008, 12:21 AM   #1
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The Monster of all Lenses

I have seen in and I cant believe it bigma has died and Godzilla has eaten it

I give you this

Sigma APO 200-500mm F2.8 EX DG Lens - Digital Camera Reviews & Photography Tips


Seeing it along side a human its truly one mother of glass


Thats 15kgs(approx 33lbs) and $US25000


Any one got samples of it


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Just 15kg? I figure it would have weighed a lot more than 20.
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Supposedly it retails for around AU$20,000.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
Just 15kg? I figure it would have weighed a lot more than 20.


Well you cant really stick down your pockets can you LOL

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Holy moly that's one big lens. The poor camera looks like a tiny little toy comparatively.
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"When this dedicated teleconverter is used with the APO 200-500mm F2.8 EX DG lens, it becomes a large aperture 400-1000mm F5.6 AF Ultra-Telephoto Zoom lens."

I hope you got one heck of a tripod to keep this beast stable!

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Pentax advise using a SCUD missile launcher to support the lens

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Holy smokes. Can you imagine the surface area that a breeze can catch crosswise lol.
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but why is he smiling?

Some how I just can't imagine the guy holding this lens smiling?

I can, however picture several other facial expressions
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https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/20343-king-mon...es-5200mm.html
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I'm sitting here envisioning that baby strapped down on the flat bed 18-wheeler outside my house on delivery day:-).
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Who buys this, Paparrazzi?
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i'd rather have this instead
smc PENTAX A * 1200mm f/8 ED IF Exc+ - eBay (item 380044483706 end time Jul-15-08 05:10:07 PDT)
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Is there a need for a scope on top( On a 5200mm) LOL

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Hi there, i have a Canon EOS 300D with a 18-55mm lens and i just wondered if any of you knew what the next lens up from the 18-55mm is?

The one i have got is ok for close up photos but i need a lens for like long distance, the 18-55mm lens is the only lens i got with this camera....

Any idea where i can get the next lens up from the 18-55mm lens to and how much do you think they will cost...?
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