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05-19-2017, 11:04 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Huge Telephoto (900mm f/3.2 and Pentax 6X7)

That's a Pentax 6X7 on the back of that lens. Here's a link to the article: 900mm Govt. surplus lenses have their uses ...

The lens in that photo was a home-made 900mm f/3.2 lens made from surplus military optics. Whether it can make full use of that f/3.2 speed is unknown given the clear aperture of the 6X7 mount; so in practical application it might be somewhat slower than f/3.2 in use. The article is an interesting read about home-made lenses and the sample photos are worth checking out. It would have been good if they'd shared some 4X5 images with it, too. I've made some home-made lenses (much smaller) before and had great results.

05-19-2017, 12:16 PM   #2
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Moved to correct forum as the Sticky in General Talk says, no photography talk here.
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Wow - that looks handholdable lol. Where's my back pack?

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