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That thing is huge! and Xs mounted on it was tiny...hehehehhe!

But its also slow the AF is a dog, and loud.

I will download the pic here and post it later.

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Wow!!

Post #3, Oct 27, 2008 11:22:23


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that's awesome!

Post #4, Oct 27, 2008 11:46:14


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Such an impressive lens... hilarious that a Xs was mounted on it..

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canadianbacon52 wrote in post #6569679external link
Such an impressive lens... hilarious that a Xs was mounted on it..


I know! At least but a grip on it!

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No IS/OS? I guess you can't shoot handheld ;)

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Whooly Jeebus!! Great perspective on the actual size of that thing...I had no idea it was that, well....HUGE.

Thanks for the pics!

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I want to see pix taken with the lens.

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mleone wrote in post #6569426external link
But its also slow the AF is a dog, and loud.

Did it have the 2X TC on it? That might explain things.

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snails wrote in post #6570712external link
Did it have the 2X TC on it? That might explain things.


Nope. The AF is just slow, my guess is the weight of glass. The camera was set to center point, single shot af. Which may not helped. Also was somewhat dark on the other end of floor and not the best for testing. With that said it was too slow for my liking. When I found a face to focus on it would take a very long time to lock on, then a longer time to lock on once I changed FL (going from 200-400-500mm).

If I ever find my self needing a 200-400 f/2.8 lens I will get a prime this guy is way too slow in AF. But If I really needed a 500 f/2.8 I may not find anything.

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I just realized that is basically the "porn" version of a "normal" lens...wonder what it's porn name might be? Dirk Diggler is already taken...

Post #12, Oct 27, 2008 16:25:29


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The lens uses a dedicated battery for power, it may have been low. Do you know?

Post #13, Oct 27, 2008 18:29:49


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canadianbacon52 wrote in post #6569679external link
....hilarious that a Xs was mounted on it..

I guess they wanted something that wouldn't be too big a loss if it got swiped. The lens itself is safe from being pocketed.... :lol:

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V8Rumble wrote in post #6572323external link
The lens uses a dedicated battery for power, it may have been low. Do you know?


Really? I had no idea.

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