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A* 1200 for $15k
Posted By: Clinton, 07-23-2013, 10:18 PM

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Someone needs to post pictures taken with Q using this thing...
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QuoteOriginally posted by ruggiex Quote
Someone needs to post pictures taken with Q using this thing...
I'd be interested to try. Both Clinton and I have copies....perhaps someone else now?
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QuoteOriginally posted by ruggiex Quote
Someone needs to post pictures taken with Q using this thing...
The crop multiplier of a Q is 5.5x, so a 1200mm lens on a Q = 6600mm.

The Canon "Cannon" had a focal length of 5200mm.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/general-photography-industry/211052-canon-cannon.html

So a Q + the A* 1200mm should be able to see farther than the Canon Cannon.

Here's a picture of what the Canon Cannon could do:

http://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1521&stc=1&d=1169756917

It's hard to fathom what 6600mm would be like. You would need a serious tripod/gimbal setup, and some sort of aerial/satellite/gps targeting confirmation to make sure you're taking a picture of what you actually want to take a picture of. That, or serious skillz.

It would probably have some crazy macro applications too.

So if anyone is able to do this, please try it and share the results!

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I'd be interested to try. Both Clinton and I have copies....perhaps someone else now?
I tried on mine with the moon it was about quarter of the moon in the frame not as clear i i would have hoped to much pollution in the air and moves out of the frame quickly as well , have not had much chance to take it out lately
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check out my comparison of the pentax q with the 500mm, the 500mm and 1.7 adapter and the 500 mm + 1.7 adapter and the 1.4 teleconverter
The final crop equivalent focal range is: 500mm x 1.7 x 1.4 x 5.6 = 6664




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QuoteOriginally posted by EarlVonTapia Quote
Here's a picture of what the Canon Cannon could do:
Neat!

QuoteOriginally posted by pearsaab Quote
check out my comparison of the pentax q with the 500mm, the 500mm and 1.7 adapter and the 500 mm + 1.7 adapter and the 1.4 teleconverter
Wow nice results you got there.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ruggiex Quote
Neat!



Wow nice results you got there.
thanks!!! you don't need the a 1200...just a q and the qk adapter

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add a gyrostabilizer and a saddle mounted tripod, connect a wireless laptop and wireless flight control from an RC plane, could send out your horse in front and control the camera remotely from a computer waist/shoulder sling....lol

at 20 pounds just for the lens, I wouldn't be hiking very far with it without a pack animal to carry it

anyone have a llama?
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SteveM has posted some pretty cool shots using his $7500 eBay Best Offer win A*1200, a gimbal head and no aiming device of a moving wind surfer, taken at several hundred yards, from the top of a cliff.

Really - truly amazing captures just to get the subject in the frame - and then to be focused and exposed correclty = Skillz!
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I'd be interested to try. Both Clinton and I have copies....perhaps someone else now?
I'll gladly lend you my extra Q and Q for K Converter equipped with the tripod foot just to see the results

Actually, really - PM if you want to try it.
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I've got a converter, I just haven't been able to bring myself to shlep this all out so that I can take a 6000+mm pic in this 100 degree heat. There's no usable image that will result unless its close by.

Besides, I've got the 2000mm to try it with also.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Clinton Quote
I've got a converter, I just haven't been able to bring myself to shlep this all out so that I can take a 6000+mm pic in this 100 degree heat. There's no usable image that will result unless its close by.
I can do some shleping!
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QuoteOriginally posted by EarlVonTapia Quote
This is great - a lens that comes with it's own seat!!
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I would like to see a comparison of pictures taken with an A* 1200/8 and an F(A)* 600/4 + 2x.

Imho, >f4 is not really a good idea with a Q.
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