Is bigger always better, is there a point where things just get silly???

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  1. Goldeeno

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    I'm not sure if Canon still makes those...I heard that they were only 'made to order' anyway. They were so expensive that only a very few actually had them. I'm surprised that is says 10 day delivery.

    These days, most will just use a 600mm F4 with a 2X TC.

    If you want to see another whale of a lens, check out the 'SigMonster'.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That's the one I was thinking of...much bigger than the Sigmonster.
     
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    Yeah, we all need to walk around with those lens-monsters. If anything, its a great way to lose weight (at least until your back gives out)... lol.
     
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    Ok. I win with the link to the biggest lens.:wink:
     
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    It might be huge....but it's also medium format...so it won't have the same reach as if it were a 35mm lens. It'd be cool if it was though.
     
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    Just the lens I "NEED". Now, where did I put that Hasselbald-to-Nikon adapter ring at?
     
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    Yep! But in terms of physical size, it wins easily. On a Hasselbad (6x6) the diagonal field of view is about 2.7 degrees. That's roughly equivalent to a 900mm on a 35mm camera. Still not too bad in terms of magnification.
     
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    lol...they are some mighty bits of glass, i like the one that comes with a mounting plater a turret :D, still... £70,000 WTF!
     
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    and thats an old price, last we heard it was about £90,000
     

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