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

Big Mike

I am Big, I am Mike
Staff member
Supporting Member
Joined
Dec 16, 2003
Messages
33,896
Reaction score
1,853
Location
Edmonton
Website
www.mikehodson.ca
Can others edit my Photos
Photos NOT OK to edit
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'.
 

Big Mike

I am Big, I am Mike
Staff member
Supporting Member
Joined
Dec 16, 2003
Messages
33,896
Reaction score
1,853
Location
Edmonton
Website
www.mikehodson.ca
Can others edit my Photos
Photos NOT OK to edit
That's the one I was thinking of...much bigger than the Sigmonster.
 

JerryPH

No longer a newbie, moving up!
Joined
Oct 14, 2007
Messages
6,111
Reaction score
15
Location
Montreal, QC, Canada
Can others edit my Photos
Photos NOT OK to edit
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.
 

Steph

No longer a newbie, moving up!
Joined
Oct 18, 2006
Messages
1,314
Reaction score
0
Location
Steventon, Oxfordshire, UK
Can others edit my Photos
Photos NOT OK to edit
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.

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.
 
OP
Goldeeno

Goldeeno

TPF Noob!
Joined
Jun 6, 2006
Messages
309
Reaction score
0
Location
UK
Website
goldeeno.zoto.com
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
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!
 

lostprophet

No longer a newbie, moving up!
Joined
Feb 10, 2006
Messages
11,790
Reaction score
175
Can others edit my Photos
Photos NOT OK to edit
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!

and thats an old price, last we heard it was about £90,000
 

jstuedle

No longer a newbie, moving up!
Joined
Jun 30, 2005
Messages
4,889
Reaction score
14
Location
S.E. Indiana
Website
www.picture-daddy.com
Can others edit my Photos
Photos NOT OK to edit
The well know American politician Tip O'Neil once said "a million here, a million there and pretty soon your talking real money." He must have been a photographer.
 

Buszaj

TPF Noob!
Joined
May 23, 2007
Messages
521
Reaction score
0
Location
Toronto
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit

Most reactions

Top