The mother of all super-tele's?

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by DGENR8, Aug 25, 2004.

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    DGENR8 Guest

    I always thought that the Canon EF 1200mm f5.6/L USM was as silly as you
    get in terms of a non-reflex super-tele.

    But I've recently acquired a Nikon Lense catalogue from 1994 that lists
    and shows a 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8.0 ED zoom!!!

    Bloody heck! And it's a "P" lense at that.

    Anyone have any idea what this thing was RRP-ing for at the time?
    The cattle-dog says "Manufactured upon receipt of order".

    Anyone seen one in the flesh?

    237mm diameter at the business end, 880mm long, and a petite 16kg.
     
    DGENR8, Aug 25, 2004
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    Rob Guest

    Think someone like Sigma make this for Nikon.
     
    Rob, Aug 25, 2004
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    kosh Guest

    Yeah, I know someone who saw one.... apparently they are made to order...
    far from exact pricing, but it was something like $100k-$300k.
    I wonder if you could live in it.... I know it costs that much!

    I did put a Canon 600/4L on an XL1s video... oooh baby!
    For once the mutliplication factor of the CCD does wonders!

    we were on the corner of elizabeth st Melbourne.. looking north, and could
    fill the frame with a window at Royal Melbourne Hospital!

    The feds were supposed to be having a look with night vision gear and a
    couple of 2x tele's.

    kosh
     
    kosh, Aug 25, 2004
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    Hydro Photo Guest

    Hydro Photo, Aug 25, 2004
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    Hydro Photo Guest

    Hydro Photo, Aug 25, 2004
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    Hydro Photo Guest

    Hydro Photo, Aug 25, 2004
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    ed Guest

    Guess I'd have to buy a new set of filters
     
    ed, Aug 25, 2004
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    Miro Guest

    Why not use the ones inside the lens.
     
    Miro, Aug 25, 2004
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    Ken Oaf Guest

    I can see in my mind some fool mounting it on a camera then attaching the camera
    to a tripod and complaining when the camera falls apart. ;-)
     
    Ken Oaf, Aug 25, 2004
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    Miro Guest

    I suppose Hubble is the big daddy.
     
    Miro, Aug 26, 2004
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    rb Guest

    No, but here's another 'odd' nikon lens

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3835415851
     
    rb, Aug 27, 2004
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    Rob Guest

    Rob, Aug 27, 2004
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