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    Any thoughts on this lens?

    http://www.apotelyt.com/photo-lens/l...expensive-lens
    Was looking for some reviews but couldn't find any ;-)

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    Re: Any thoughts on this lens?

    I was going to buy and review it but I cannot afford the Mercedes

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    Re: Any thoughts on this lens?

    I couldn't even afford the Rental Fee!!

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    Re: Any thoughts on this lens?

    For someone who got more money than they know what to do with

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    Re: Any thoughts on this lens?

    Thats a BIG lens. I dont know if someone would buy a lens that big, but im sure thats mostly used in sports or wildlife. I dont even wanna know how much that thing is. That thing WILL cost a fortune. So no wonder its hard to find reviews.

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    Re: Any thoughts on this lens?

    the price is close to 2 million US Dollar

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    Re: Any thoughts on this lens?

    You could buy this one and say mine is bigger than yours

    http://www.takahashi-europe.com/en/FET-300.php

    Probably cheaper. It's also likely to be diffraction limited. F8 should just about be on with a 5um pixel size or you could put a medium format digital camera on it instead and maybe get a bigger field than he does as well. It wouldn't add much to the cost.

    There are some more modest intruments on their web sites. Some where on the web there is also a 150mm 1200mm F8 super apo. Fully corrected in 3 colours and mostly in one other. A bit down market though so people might be ashamed to use it.

    John

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    Re: Any thoughts on this lens?

    Nah, this one is also an option
    http://www.dpreview.com/news/2006/10/1/zeiss1700f4
    Disadvantage is that an adapter is needed to get it attached to the Leica. Also a tripod mount is not included!

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    Re: Any thoughts on this lens?

    I went with using a Porshe for a tripod, as I needed a faster lens.

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    Re: Any thoughts on this lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Morton View Post
    I went with using a Porshe for a tripod, as I needed a faster lens.
    a good one John!

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    Re: Any thoughts on this lens?

    Zeiss Takahashi - no contest. Pity they don't make camera lenses. :-) The supply rates would be a bit slow and rather expensive though.

    John

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    Re: Any thoughts on this lens?

    As with most things Leica, 70% of the cost is due to the red dot.
    If you stare at the dot long enough, you will come to believe every photo you take is a work of art.
    Even the out of focus ones (the camera clearly knew better than you what needed to be in focus).

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