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12-17-2010, 09:08 AM   #1
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800mm F4 on EBay

saw this on the other forum, maybe someone here is looking

ASAHI PENTAX 800mm f4 TAKUMAR 6x7 SMC Lens - Mint Cond! - eBay (item 180600307704 end time Dec-22-10 17:59:46 PST)

39lbs!

12-17-2010, 09:11 AM   #2
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Don't see one of those every day, nice lens
shipping will be a killer, 39lbs makes it a tripod only lens
be a hell of a wildlife setup
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Jeeez, that's like a 400/2 on 135 film! :-O
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what a monster of a lens!

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The guy has two small, lousy pictures of it too. I think anyone going to spend that much would like a good, large shot of the front/rear elements included.

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Rats! I've already got an 800mm mirror coming in the mail...
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As much as I like Pentax's big glass, I'll have to pass on this monster. There's a reason why Pentax replaced the f/4 with the EDIF. Too much weight and too much color fringing. Eight inch diameter front element-- Gads!
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I'd love to point that one at the sky at night. Lend me it for just a week!

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