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 Post subject: APO 200-500mm f/2.8
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:48 am 
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Have you seen the new APO 200-500mm f/2.8 that Sigma have just announced? It's huge!

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Pretty amazing to have a constant aperture over that range of zoom. Goodness knows what it will cost.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:08 pm 
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Good grief! Now that really is the new 'Bigma'!

I suspect it'll sell in similar quantities to the Canon 1200mm f5.6, but you never know!

So you put an order in for your New Zealand trip Phil? Be ideal for those whales at Kaikoura!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:21 pm 
Gordon Laing wrote:
Be ideal for those whales at Kaikoura!


Taking photos of them or hunting them? ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:54 pm 
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Carl Zeiss made something nice too:
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0610/06100 ... 1700f4.asp
I wish they'd make this lens with an a-mount too, than I'd start saving. It was custom-build for some guy in the middle-east, who likes shooting animals and wanted some good gear.
It weighs 'just' 256kg, and some of the lenses in it weigh 25kg a piece, and are worth more than a luxury sedan.
I saw it about two months ago, it kind of looks like a little submarine, so big. But of course the Sigma 200-500 is also enormous.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:03 pm 
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Hi Bjorn,

Thanks for posting but don't forget that DPReview actively block (through software) any links back to CameraLabs.com. :idea: :evil:

Here is the lens information direct from the ZEISS site:
    ZEISS Apo Sonnar T* 4/1700

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    Click the image to read the Carl Zeiss Photokina 2006 press release
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:04 pm 
that is a massive lens.. i would be afraid if i mounted that on my 400d it would like break the camera because of the sheer weight.. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:27 am 
To be true to the proportions, it might be more accurate to say that the camera and the photgrapher is mounted on the lens, instead of the other way around..LoL.

Too bad they didn't make one for the DX format, which would make the lens not a 1700mm but a 2500+mm.

...I shudder at the though of bringing enough batteries to run this beast. I don't see any zoom-ring around it (duh!) so it must be electrically operated.

...better get an Opetaka grip for that suckah! What does it use? 250 D40 batteries?

...and somehow I don't think that the built-in fill flash will amount to much and even if it did, there would be some lens shadow to consider..lol!!

I could see Nikon build the "SB10000" commander-flash - it can alternate as search light for flak-guns.

Cheers :-)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:37 pm 
imagine a 2x teleconverter (if u could get one) 3400mm f8 woohhh :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:24 pm 
I am saving my penny's for this bit of glass......


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:24 pm 
25.000 USD on B&H, as far as i remember.


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