Now THIS is a big lens!

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  1. evangilder

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    jeez! perving from a dsitance just became easier! :)
     
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    :lol: i'm not sure thats what he has in mind mate but still good surgestion.
     
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    This is getting silly. You might as well buy a good telescope with the Camera attachment, save yourself a small fortune, get a better magnification and save Hospital bills for a dislocated shoulder.
     
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    I kinda agree, that does take the cake for over kill. No offense Eric. I would think taking arerial shots would be alot harder.
     
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    Is that for up close and real personal:)
     
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    I stumbled across this last night and couldn't believe it. I wouldn't want anything that big for many reasons, the main one being my back!
     
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    Sh!t, at 16kg??? Man Eric, u carried way more than that strapped to ur ass back in the day...

    Oh wait a minute, we're in our 40's now arent we???

    Whats the pricetag on something like that??
     
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    Probably pretty damn close Lucky...
     
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    GOOD Lord, you'd be able to see thru TIME with that thing!!
     
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    Yeah, Dan, carrying 16kg in the heat isn't my idea of fun anymore. Although it is a lot more enjoyable when you don't have to dodge bullets! By the way that lens is a manual focus too! They were a limited production run in the 1990s and from what I have read were about $90,000 (yes, for one manual focus lens!). I could buy a truckload of gear for that price tag.
     
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    Yeah, that's WAY too big. If I was going to look into a big zoom, which I may someday, I'd look at the Sigma "sigmonster" 300-800mm. A much lighter 12 lbs is easier to hand hold for shots (well, lighter than that Nikkor mortar tube). Plus the price tag is a more budget friendly $6,000. Not that $6k is friendly to my budget, but still friendlier than $90k.
     
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    E.G? for $90.000 for that d*ck extension thingy....if I handed you the money, what would you buy instead for your photographic needs??
     
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    Could you image if you accidently just dropped that thing once or some one accidently ran into you.
     
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    I've got a five inch (dia) Meade telescope with a fitting for my Nikon D70.
    And it was under $300.00. With it I can photograph most of the heavens.
    And it don't break my back hauling it ! $90k.... unbelieveable !

    Charles
     
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    You can buy insurance for your gear, and for 90k, I would think it would be a must!

    And for 90k, I'd go nuts for gear, and still be under budget:
    2 Nikon D300 bodies (about $1,800 each)
    1 Nikkor 200-400mm (about $6000)
    1 Nikkor 18-200mm (about $750)
    1 Sigma 300-800mm (about $6000)
    Batteries, flash cards, accessories, probably about 1200-1500 max.

    All of that comes to $17,850. Now, I could go to the Nikon D3 pro grade camera bodies at about 4,500 a piece, which would bump me up about 5000 or so. So even at that, I'm at about 22-23k. I couldn't imagine spending that kind of dough on one lens that would be of limited use to me. Heck, I wouldn't spend $500 on a limited use lens! Now if someone gave me the lens, I would play with it for a day or 2, then sell it for some real gear! ;)
     
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    Smart man....
     
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    Very smart!!! Im guessing that guy doesnt use that lens very often though. Unless your shooting something all the time thats really far away.
     
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    Methinks someone is compensating for deficiencies in other areas…………..! :)
     
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