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Feb 03, 2011 14:02 |  #16

if we can get a bucketman fund together...surely we could raise the funds for this in a couple weeks...then raffle it off :)


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Feb 03, 2011 14:07 |  #17

I could buy so many motorcycles for $80k! BMW 1000rr first...


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Feb 03, 2011 14:27 |  #18

The 1200mm EF lens is "lusted" for repeatedly, ad nauseum in this and other forums that will not be mentioned (Fred Mir...Mira....Miran...​.never mind). No one stops to think about:

1. the difficulty of sighting this lens in on the subject.

2. the problem of atmospheric turbulence, as mentioned by our astronomical friend in a post above.

3. The need for a dual, stable tripod setup to even begin to use it reasonably.

4. I bet even experience, gimbal head using BIF photographers would have a difficult time, and they are ALWAYS wanting more reach.

The 800mm F 5.6 would be a big challenge for most novice long lens users for awhile-this thing would be a greater challenge by a big geometric proportion.

For most, an extremely expensive, prohibitively impractical lens. Modern day didgicam photographers love to bellyache about weight-how many want to wield two heavy tripods, the lens itself, and related peripherals for a casual "walkaround" in the mountains with this thing?

Now that I have spoiled the fantasy party, you may proceed with further pipe dreaming:)


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Feb 03, 2011 14:33 |  #19

And here I thought the 70-200mm IS II was expensive...


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Feb 03, 2011 14:39 |  #20

Feedback rating of 0. Things that make you go hmm.


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Feb 03, 2011 14:44 |  #21

if you're paying that much...wouldn't you pick it up from the guy?...


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Feb 03, 2011 14:53 as a reply to  @ DreDaze's post |  #22

1200mm FL.. :shock:

So how do you shoot with that lens?
Do you need to team up with spotter too?
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