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Jan 19, 2007 23:35 |  #16

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Now lets get the 5200mm lens and put a small sensor DSLR on the back. Think what a great argument we could have about crop factor.

WOW!!! an effective 8320mm lens. Whats that, somewhere around a .4 degree field of view? Thats got to be fun to play with.


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Jan 20, 2007 09:55 as a reply to  @ gjl711's post |  #17

It says it covers a 36' field of view....fwiw

Nice lens but you don't even get a tripod collar...

Apparently the 5200mm was first made available to photographers at the 1962 Japan olympic games.

I think the camera attached in the photo (Canon FT) might look more ballanced with a grip... yes?


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Jan 20, 2007 10:03 |  #18

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Don't know who moved it, but it was really the right thing to do. This is really fascinating. Thanks for putting it together. I'm just wonderwing what kind of bag you'd need to carry that 220-lb lens. :shock:

I wouldn't buy it. It doesn't have that red ring.... :rolleyes:


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Jan 20, 2007 10:07 |  #19

puddlepirate44 wrote in post #2571049 (external link)
I wouldn't buy it. It doesn't have that red ring.... :rolleyes:

Mine does.;)


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Jan 20, 2007 10:22 |  #20

I was getting ready to order it from B&H but then I realized it doesn't have IS.


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Jan 20, 2007 10:28 |  #21

Jeff Solenberg wrote in post #2571115 (external link)
I was getting ready to order it from B&H but then I realized it doesn't have IS.

And at f/14, chances are it doesn't autofocus either.


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Jan 20, 2007 10:41 |  #22

belmondo wrote in post #2571131 (external link)
And at f/14, chances are it doesn't autofocus either.

Rumor says that the new 5200mm L IS f/2.8 "Dante Edition" is due out in the next PMA. I'll wait for that....


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Jan 20, 2007 10:43 |  #23

puddlepirate44 wrote in post #2571177 (external link)
Rumor says that the new 5200mm L IS f/2.8 "Dante Edition" is due out in the next PMA. I'll wait for that....

It's a joint effort between Canon and Peterbilt. That would be quite a rig :shock::lol:


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Jan 20, 2007 23:03 as a reply to  @ Belmondo's post |  #24

Wow...this was a great post OP! My question: If Canon had that 50mm f.95 way back when, why are we at a measly f1.2L now?


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Jan 21, 2007 07:14 |  #25

Permagrin wrote in post #2574034 (external link)
Wow...this was a great post OP! My question: If Canon had that 50mm f.95 way back when, why are we at a measly f1.2L now?

:D Wow! Did you ever think f/1.2 would be considered "measly"? :D


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Jan 21, 2007 10:43 as a reply to  @ Phil Light's post |  #26

And whatever happened to the EF50mm f/1.0L USM?




  
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Jan 21, 2007 10:48 |  #27

20droger wrote in post #2575671 (external link)
And whatever happened to the EF50mm f/1.0L USM?

It got tired of always being compared to his older brother, the f/.95. "Why can't you be more like your brother?" Mom would say. Not that the big brother helped things along. Poor f/1.0 was always second place, never first. Always reminded that he was just .05 short. "If you only tried harder..."

I believe the f/1.0 finally gave up trying to compete and went into marketing, or joined a circus, or became a lawyer or something like that.


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Jan 21, 2007 10:49 |  #28

20droger wrote in post #2575671 (external link)
And whatever happened to the EF50mm f/1.0L USM?

Relegated to the dust bin of Very Expensive, But Not Particularly Useful Curiosities. If this lens was really good, they would have continued making it. The fact is, it tended to be a little soft, and the arguments against it were pretty much what we're hearing about the f/1.2 today:
Too expensive
Too heavy
Not that much better than the f/1.4
Etc., etc.

The only reason I wish I still had my 50 f/1.0 is that I could sell it for at least double what I sold it for before. (I sold it for $1,750, and felt guilty at the time:lol:)

The debate about the f/1.2L is still raging on, but compared to the current prices of the f/1.0, it's almost a gift.


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Jan 21, 2007 10:56 as a reply to  @ Belmondo's post |  #29

I'm gonna wait for that 500mm f/2.0L that's coming (in my dreams, that is). Okay, so it's almost a foot in diameter... so what? Think what it'll do for birding in the deep, dark woods!




  
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Jan 21, 2007 11:03 |  #30

belmondo wrote in post #2575697 (external link)
Relegated to the dust bin of Very Expensive, But Not Particularly Useful Curiosities. If this lens was really good, they would have continued making it. The fact is, it tended to be a little soft, and the arguments against it were pretty much what we're hearing about the f/1.2 today:
Too expensive
Too heavy
Not that much better than the f/1.4
Etc., etc.

The only reason I wish I still had my 50 f/1.0 is that I could sell it for at least double what I sold it for before. (I sold it for $1,750, and felt guilty at the time:lol:)

The debate about the f/1.2L is still raging on, but compared to the current prices of the f/1.0, it's almost a gift.

OK, I like your answer, too. :oops:


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