You want a zoom? How about a 2.8 200-500mm zoom?

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  1. JDP

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    From Sigma, and yes, yes it's big alright.



    PMA 2007: Sigma has today announced one massive beast of a lens; the APO 200 - 500 mm F2.8 EX DG. This lens is stated by Sigma as being the worlds first Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens that offers an impressively fast F2.8 maximum aperture through its range. The lens also features and LCD panel with a readout of focal length and subject distance. If 500 mm isn't enough reach a dedicated 2x Tele Converter is supplied with the lens as standard and changes it into a 400 - 1000 mm F5.6. Combine that with a typical APS-size 1.5x FOV crop on a digital SLR and you've got either 300 - 750 mm F2.8 or a 600 - 1500 mm F5.6 (better have a good tripod). No news on price, availability or weight yet.

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    :stun: speechless
     
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    I love how it not only needs it's own handle, it's so big that the handle looks normal on it.
     
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    Wow.....
     
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    Holy!! Imagine what that sucker must cost!
     
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    It was released several months ago and there was a thread on it here somewhere.. yes.. truely an amazing lens... but as a Canon shooter:

    I still think the BIG LENS to get (if you are rich) is the Canon 1200mm f5.6L

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    oh yeh... Canon made an even larger lens for their manual FD mount. I have never seen a picture of it just drawings.

    and Ziess made a GIANT at 1700mm lens for a Medium format (IIRC).
     
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    yup

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    Yeah, and if I remember correctly, it was custom made for someone too - someone actually called them and said 'Hey, I need a 1700mm lens, here's a blank check'
     
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    You could live in there!:drool:
     
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    AEH. I don't need 'em. I've got a travel agent.
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