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Archive 2012 · Leica 1600mm f/5.6 for only $2 Million!
  
 
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ytwong wrote:
Does the 4WD has a "lens turret" as well too?

IS version? He can put a big Gyro Stabilizer on the 4WD to stabilize the lens and himself.

A Hermes edition is more likely that a LV edition!

Actually the Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 1700mm f/4 sounds better... longer and faster..


The lens itself is without VR/IS but the Mercedes that was build to hold the camera is equipped with stabilizers to avoid "car shake"



Aug 28, 2012 at 07:24 AM
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I only buy equipment that I can hand-carry onto "Concorde".

Since both the R system and that SST are now-retired 1960s-era technology, and the lens is to big to carry on, I stand on my principles and flatly refuse to buy this lens.



Aug 28, 2012 at 09:39 AM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
<table border="0" align=right cellpadding="5" cellspacing="3"><tr><td><a target=_blank href=http://www.popphoto.com/gear/2012/08/worlds-most-expensive-lens-unsurprisingly-leica>
http://www.fredmiranda.com/Buzz/leica1600.jpg
</a></td></tr></table>From popphoto.com: "It doesn't come as much of a surprise that the world's priciest lens comes with a red Leica dot logo on it. But when it comes to price, the Leica APO-Telyt-R 1:5.6/1600mm truly goes above and beyond. This one-off extreme telephoto was created for Sheikh Saud Bin Mohammed Al-Thani of Qatar for 16 million Hong Kong dollars, just over $2 million in the US.

That lens is a one off, but the photo above is from the prototype that's in the Leica factory showroom. Since this lens isn't exactly being sent out
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I dig the cross-hair sights! Too Cool!



Aug 28, 2012 at 09:57 AM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · Leica 1600mm f/5.6 for only $2 Million!


Bif beat me to it.
What a heck are those cross-hair sights for?



Aug 28, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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sorpa wrote:
Bif beat me to it.
What a heck are those cross-hair sights for?


I guess it's pretty hard to find your target with such a long lens. It's probably for spotting and aligning.

Antje



Aug 28, 2012 at 01:20 PM
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what? no sample photos?


Aug 28, 2012 at 01:28 PM
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Antje wrote:
I guess it's pretty hard to find your target with such a long lens. It's probably for spotting and aligning.

Antje


I doubt. For spotting you`d have to piggy back a 200-300mm in order to have a bigger FOV.



Aug 28, 2012 at 02:38 PM
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No, she is right. The same constructs are present on the Modul lenses.


Aug 28, 2012 at 02:40 PM
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So the 4x4 Mercedes SUV will have gyro for image stabilization....


Aug 28, 2012 at 03:09 PM
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10,000 Hong Kong Dollars per Millimeter. Not bad at all.


Aug 28, 2012 at 03:40 PM
 

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When your a Sheik who cares if your an actual photographer.

When you have more money than several (if not most) nations, you can buy pretty much anything just for the heck of it!

If I have that much money I would probably just have somewhere a fully furnished and self sufficient Island with naked women between the ages of 18-25 running around!



But's that just me...

Ross



Aug 28, 2012 at 06:41 PM
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Crossczechfoto wrote:
When your a Sheik who cares if your an actual photographer.

When you have more money than several (if not most) nations, you can buy pretty much anything just for the heck of it!

If I have that much money I would probably just have somewhere a fully furnished and self sufficient Island with naked women between the ages of 18-25 running around!



But's that just me...

Ross


Without any camera to take pictures of them? Nahhh.......

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



Aug 28, 2012 at 08:40 PM
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How long till one shows up on the B&S forum from a newly registered user with zero feedback? Thanks for providing them photos of the lens Fred.


Aug 28, 2012 at 08:52 PM
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I wonder what the MFD is and how it is at flower macros?




Aug 28, 2012 at 11:23 PM
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You would think for that kind of money they would have put an AS foot on it. Just another cheap deal.


Aug 28, 2012 at 11:38 PM
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p.2 #16 · p.2 #16 · Leica 1600mm f/5.6 for only $2 Million!


OK, I figured it out.
The guy had to have them both in order to test them. The famous brick wall test.
I mean, how can you be sure that something is good? It has to compete against something else .
Anyone spotted lately a brick wall in Qatar while using google earth?



Aug 30, 2012 at 01:53 AM
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carstenw wrote:
No, she is right. The same constructs are present on the Modul lenses.


My 400/560/800 head just has a handle. Were the cross-hairs an add-on?



Aug 30, 2012 at 02:24 AM
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There should be a hole at the base of the handle and a notch at the tip?


Aug 30, 2012 at 07:05 AM
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Yeah, there is the notched sight, but it's not as accurate or easy to use as a set of cross-hairs. And there's this rectangular hole in the top of the handle that looks like it was made for some reason like an attachment. You had me all excited there, Carsten.


Aug 30, 2012 at 03:08 PM
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p.2 #20 · p.2 #20 · Leica 1600mm f/5.6 for only $2 Million!


Right, the $2million lens has a better one But you should be able to aim with that. In fact, maybe you could fashion your own into that hole?


Aug 30, 2012 at 09:12 PM
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