check out this telephoto lens

Started Dec 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
tomslaptop
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Re: check out this telephoto lens
In reply to tomslaptop, Dec 22, 2012

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nzmacro wrote:

tomslaptop wrote:

nzmacro wrote:

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I got to sign off for the night but thought I'd add a picture of the lens case to show you the size of it also. Pictured next to my workboots.

This reminds me of the old setups, Leitz (Leica), Canon and Novoflex used to have many years ago (hey I'm old mate). The long teles were in two pieces, the rear was a focusing unit, then you could order the front focal lengths separately, for example..... a 300mm, 500mm, 600mm, 800mm. Those frontal units then simply mounted onto the rear focusing unit. That's all the rear unit was, just a mount and focusing unit. I'm wondering if this is the same sort of setup and then you might find just the frontal focal lengths. Interesting.

All the best Tom, nice to see.

Danny.

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Thanks for the reply Danny and that sounds logical. I'm not an expert on Mamiya telephoto lenses so can't really deny or confirm that but my opinion right now is that it is not the case with this lens. If I find out different I will post it but this is the only two piece lens they made that I'm aware of. Is your 800mm a Canon L lens cause I saw those listed for like 13 grand or something...I'll check out your sites more over the weekend and hope to get a few shoots in here as well.

Yeah the newer Canon EF 800 F/5.6L is around that figure, that's with OIS and AF though Tom, the older Canon FD mount with just manual focus was under $2,000. I couldn't afford the newer versions mate, my wife would kill me, she might yet

All the best Tom and hope to see a few shots when you get the chance. They are not an easy focal length to come to grips with, take your time.

Danny.

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Saw your post with the moon shots and we have a clear night so I tried it out and seemed like I could almost get it to focus but it was as far as it would go to infinity and needed a little bit more, would that extension tube help

with that also.

Heres one more inside till I can get out this weekend, nothing fancy just about 70 feet away and probably needed to back up a little more but was out of room.

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