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Aug 28, 2012 05:00 |  #1

Dear Santa :)

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Aug 28, 2012 09:22 |  #2

that's a big piece of glass.




  
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Aug 28, 2012 09:24 |  #3

As my dearly departed dad always used to joke, if I had four million, I'd buy two. :lol:




  
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Aug 29, 2012 08:16 |  #4

Whats this used for, being able to spot E.T?!




  
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Sep 04, 2012 14:14 |  #5

I guess it is used to study air turbulence - that's pretty much all you can see with such super-long FL when shooting terrestrial objects, especially in hot countries like Qatar where this lens is used. If you go to the mountains and shoot celestial objects, that's a different thing, but you can get a nice telescope of this size for much less than 2 million $ (for celestial objects, reflectors are perfectly fine; a 12" one would cost you ~3000$ without a mount).

So in my opinion this lens is purely a status thing, to brag about.


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Sep 05, 2012 11:29 |  #6

pulsar123 wrote in post #14947169 (external link)
I guess it is used to study air turbulence - that's pretty much all you can see with such super-long FL when shooting terrestrial objects, especially in hot countries like Qatar where this lens is used. If you go to the mountains and shoot celestial objects, that's a different thing, but you can get a nice telescope of this size for much less than 2 million $ (for celestial objects, reflectors are perfectly fine; a 12" one would cost you ~3000$ without a mount).

So in my opinion this lens is purely a status thing, to brag about.

I concur.
Same guy ordered/purchased the APO Sonar Zeiss 1700/4.
I think he wanted to have them both in order to test them against the famous brick wall :rolleyes:




  
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Sep 05, 2012 13:01 |  #7

Yowza -- that's some glass!

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Sep 05, 2012 13:19 |  #8

The M9 and 1600mm would make a great street photography combo! :lol:


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Sep 05, 2012 13:27 |  #9

You might have some problems getting it into a stadium! ;)


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Sep 05, 2012 13:32 |  #10

Its probably for bragging rights but I would still love to see some pictures with it.


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Sep 05, 2012 13:45 |  #11

I want to see it mounted on the vehicle he commissioned for it... :D


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Sep 05, 2012 14:02 |  #12

If you buy one do they throw in a M9 for free? Even if I could I don't know if I would, glass is not that expensive.




  
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Sep 05, 2012 14:31 |  #13

You're paying solely for the paint to make the red dot; the 800 5.6 with the 1.4 or 2x TC can be had for far less and maybe even retain AF on a 1DX or the 1200 5.6 with a 1.4 or 2x combo if you can find one still comes in at a lower cost. So how bad do you need that 5.6 and that extra 400mm?


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Sep 05, 2012 14:40 |  #14

Thanks for the link, I just ordered one ;)


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Sep 06, 2012 14:42 as a reply to  @ Tigerkn's post |  #15

At what point does a lens become a telescope?


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