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Archive 2012 · Leica 1600mm f/5.6 for only $2 Million!
  
 
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p.3 #1 · p.3 #1 · Leica 1600mm f/5.6 for only $2 Million!


Eh, I'm whining for no good reason. 400mm-800mm isn't all that difficult to aim. If I ever manage to get my hands on the 2x focus module and use it with the 2x extender, maybe I'll just mount a rifle scope on the handle.


Aug 30, 2012 at 10:28 PM
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p.3 #2 · p.3 #2 · Leica 1600mm f/5.6 for only $2 Million!


Bloody nice lens, btw. I am jealous Even though I don't use teles much.


Aug 30, 2012 at 10:30 PM
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freaklikeme wrote:
...maybe I'll just mount a rifle scope on the handle.


My first thought was why not just use a reddot sight. Much more useful and noone would notice the additional cost and weight anyway.



Aug 30, 2012 at 10:54 PM
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carstenw wrote:
Bloody nice lens, btw. I am jealous Even though I don't use teles much.


Yeah, it's the culmination of a three + year search, and twice I almost bought first version 400/2.8s, but for perhaps the first time in my life, I exercised a little patience and it paid off. If I can find a 2x module at a price I can live with before next spring, there will be one happy (frozen) camper trying to get photos of polar bears emerging from their dens and making the long trek toward food.



Aug 31, 2012 at 02:49 AM
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dcjs wrote:
My first thought was why not just use a reddot sight. Much more useful and noone would notice the additional cost and weight anyway.


True, but I'm thinking some caution might be best exercised in use, particularly on rooftops or out building windows into crowds below.



Aug 31, 2012 at 02:52 AM
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p.3 #6 · p.3 #6 · Leica 1600mm f/5.6 for only $2 Million!


The sights are for spotting. My wimpy Minolta 600mm 5.6 has a front and rear sight post also, helps a lot trying to pick out targets.


Down the lens sights. by J L Smith, on Flickr




Aug 31, 2012 at 06:05 AM
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p.3 #7 · p.3 #7 · Leica 1600mm f/5.6 for only $2 Million!


Just imagine how much a UV filter would be for this! ;-)


Aug 31, 2012 at 08:47 AM
 

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p.3 #8 · p.3 #8 · Leica 1600mm f/5.6 for only $2 Million!


Lenscap replacement is $3000.


Aug 31, 2012 at 10:17 PM
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p.3 #9 · p.3 #9 · Leica 1600mm f/5.6 for only $2 Million!


I think he needs it so he can check out the ladies from a far distance so he can add some to his Harim!


Sep 01, 2012 at 02:52 PM
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p.3 #10 · p.3 #10 · Leica 1600mm f/5.6 for only $2 Million!


The Zeiss 1700f4 lens is for a medium format camera (Haselbad) and apparently cost $5m and even then they made a loss on it.

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Sep 01, 2012 at 03:18 PM
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FlyPenFly wrote:
This is a bit too mainstream for me.


What he said! Haha



Sep 01, 2012 at 03:24 PM
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MarkJones wrote:
The Zeiss 1700f4 lens is for a medium format camera (Haselbad) and apparently cost $5m and even then they made a loss on it.


He got a state of the art, over-engineered, titanium made adapter to the camera of his choice. Me thinks Olympus. Obvious reasons.



Sep 01, 2012 at 04:09 PM
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p.3 #13 · p.3 #13 · Leica 1600mm f/5.6 for only $2 Million!


Dang, I was about to list mine for $3 million in the B&S forum. Now, I got to go for $2 million.


Sep 06, 2012 at 03:42 PM
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