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That looks like a handy lens if you're shooting the expression on a tick's face in another country. :lol:

880mm! Wow!
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:lol:

Wow.

You never know, they could be watching you right now!
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sad part is that IMO, a 5.6-8.0 isnt all that impressive for something 880 long with a range of 1200-1700 *shrug*
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sad part is that IMO, a 5.6-8.0 isnt all that impressive for something 880 long with a range of 1200-1700 *shrug*


Agreed. I'd want some full-on sunlight with that kind of f-stop.
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What sort of practical use would that lense have ?

Don't get me wrong, checking out ch[t]icks in different countries is cool and all, but what would I really use this for ?
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What sort of practical use would that lense have ?

Don't get me wrong, checking out ch[t]icks in different countries is cool and all, but what would I really use this for ?


For compensating, which is why I don't have one.
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:lol: @ joe and Breeze

Seriously though, my immediate guess for applications would be wild life photography, spying/paparazzi type of stuff, sporting events, etc.
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How far away could I look with this thing, are we talking standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon and zooming in on lizards sunning themselves on the rocks beside the river below ?

What about birds in flight ?
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How far away could I look with this thing, are we talking standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon and zooming in on lizards sunning themselves on the rocks beside the river below ?

What about birds in flight ?


Doubt you'd get any birds in flight, unless of course they are slow-flying flocks a long, long way away. Imagine using this in wind :|
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I just realized I mis-read the article - DUH! It's not 880mm. It's 1200mm to 1700mm. I wish I knew where my head was at sometimes.
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My 600mm equivalent now seems very small :(
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Doubt you'd get any birds in flight, unless of course they are slow-flying flocks a long, long way away. Imagine using this in wind


I got a chance to hook my body up to this bad boy & I got some great flight shots & birds fishing in the water. (ftr, the man in the pic is a friend of the family who let me tag along on one of his photo class trips, so no, it's not me ;)) 600mm, f4.0 IS L glass - the secondary stability mode is what made the flight shots happen. Works wonders on moving targets.

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Man! This thread is inspiring me to get away from my 50mm and 28/80mm and step up to something with some muscle.
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dM, what's ur usual subject? wildlife, landscape, or wha?
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dM, what's ur usual subject? wildlife, landscape, or wha?



People, especially live musicians. I love doing low-light with no flash - 50mm. Always full manual. I open the aperture as wide as she'll go (f/1.8 on that lens) and turn down the shutter speed as slow as possible for me to hold still and then compose shots as fast as I can.

What about you?
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:lol: @ joe and Breeze

Seriously though, my immediate guess for applications would be wild life photography, spying/paparazzi type of stuff, sporting events, etc.


Methinks primarily sporting stuff. I've seen lenses that big many times at baseball and football games. Honestly a quick look at that background appears to be a horse track. Not to mention the Kentucky Derby coming up. Wouldn't it be great to snag that award winning snapshot of the "wins by a head" finish?

Damn that's a nice lens! lol
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Methinks primarily sporting stuff...


Methinks you're bias, sir. :twisted:
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People, especially live musicians.


IMO, you're better off with your current arsenal. I've tried shooting entertainment with a 100-400 4.5 IS and I wasn't too impressed with the capabilities. The weight of the larger lenses is a definite drag.
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IMO, you're better off with your current arsenal. I've tried shooting entertainment with a 100-400 4.5 IS and I wasn't too impressed with the capabilities. The weight of the larger lenses is a definite drag.


Of course you're right. However, if I had a different lens, I would find new shooting experiences. ;)
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Anyone noticed a red light in a window?
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Of course you're right. However, if I had a different lens, I would find new shooting experiences.


lol, yeah I didn't think about that - I forgot the rule, new glass begets new subjects, not vice versa. :)
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Anyone noticed a red light in a window?


The wooooosh sound you hear is that one going over my head. :scratchhead:
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The wooooosh sound you hear is that one going over my head


So THAT'S what blew the papers off my desk! You didn't get it?!? Pssht you're sooo ...err...wait...I didn't either. :) Maybe ATNO is playing with his new high-powered laser? Better wear my shades when I go out so I don't burn a retina.
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You mean nobody here has ever heard of a red light in the window? hmmmmm..... figured since we were talking about close ups....
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If you know where the birds are going to be then of course you'll get some :P

If your fishing in the sky for a little birdie with that lens (an extremely narrow angle of view (2°-1°30), good luck.
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Breeze, your wording goes so unintentionally well with where I think ATNO's going with that...heh
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You mean nobody here has ever heard of a red light in the window? hmmmmm..... figured since we were talking about close ups....


The only red light in the window I know of has to do with prostitution. :shock: That is a photo subject the I've never worked with.


Seeing that this is photography, though, it might have something to do with a dark-room light. In that case, my enlarger, trays, beakers, and chems have been packed away in a closet for around 5 years now. :|
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Seeing that this is photography, though, it might have something to do with a dark-room light. In that case, my enlarger, trays, beakers, and chems have been packed away in a closet for around 5 years now. :|


What evilness drove you to this insanity!?
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What evilness drove you to this insanity!?


Ha! Oh the list is long, my friend. It's sufficient to say, I've done my time with the old world technology. Enough to appreciate it, thoroughly. Enough to appreciate why Photoshop has the tools it has and what those tools do. :)

I do get nostalgic, occassionally.

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