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Anyone ever use one of these bad boys?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Just Jim, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  2. tosvus

    tosvus Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 4, 2014
    I guess you need an account to see it? I just get a login screen.
     
  3. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 20, 2011
    oh man... It's a 1000mm f11-f42 Olympus Zuiko mirror lens. A monster of a mirror lens like I've never seen.
     
  4. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    Olympus made a 1,000 mm f/11 - f/45 APO super telephoto, but it is NOT a mirror lens. This lens is 26" long and weighs 8 lb. 13 oz. I do not know of any mirror lens with variable aperture.
     
  5. fortwodriver

    fortwodriver Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2013
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Frank
    Well now that's a "guys" lens... ;-)
     
  6. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  7. Cruzan80

    Cruzan80 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    Denver, Co
    Sean Rastsmith
    I wonder how well the IBIS would work with a 1000mm lens? :rolleyes::dash2:
     
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  8. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    Just a question, but it puzzles me. Why is the lens on a large format photography site? It's part of the OM system, which was a 35mm camera system. It's a large lens to be sure, but not for large format (despite what full frame stalwarts might think 35mm was never considered large.)
     
  9. HarryS

    HarryS Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 23, 2012
    Midwest, USA
    I'm sure the Olympus engineers have tested for this. The EM5 IBIS menu for legacy lenses goes from 8 to 1000mm. So does the EPL1. Shoot at 1/2000 to be sure. LOL.
     
  10. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    TBH, there's no visible interest in the lens... Most of the folks over there are multi-format guys. and 8 lbs isn't much weight to some of the more extreme ULF guys.
     
  11. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    Works well, the 1,000 mm lens on a tripod with the IBIS set at 1,000 mm really aids in focusing. Still very difficult to shoot hand-held.
     
  12. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
    To be honest, a 1000mm f11 fixed focal length lens is highly impractical. Much more practical is Sigma's 300-800mm f5.6 lens. Because you can zoom it DOWN to 300mm to get a wide enough field of view to get your subject in the frame, and because it's 2 f-stops faster. And while I would never buy this lens for the $7500 or so that it sells for, it can be rented for prices starting at around $300 for 4 days.

    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/lenses/sigma-300-800.shtml

    http://www.lensrentals.com/rent/nik...oto/sigma-300-800mm-f5.6-dg-apo-hsm-for-nikon
     
  13. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    This one is selling for $725 to own.
     
  14. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
    Right, but have you ever tried to frame a subject with an effective 2000mm lens? Without a spotting scope, nor the ability to zoom out to a much wider field, it's a challenge to even get the subject into the frame. The Sigmonster is widely used by professional wildlife and sports photographers because it's actually the best tool for the job.
     
  15. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Yup. I used a 500mm a 2x. Not super hard. Wildlife photography has been done great for years without AF. A good gimble is the most important piece of a long lens.

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    this one is with a 1.4x and a better beamer. but whatever, it's what's on the flickr page, and I'm lazy.
     
  16. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
    I wasn't talking about focusing, I was talking about framing. Good luck shooting even a slow-moving subject with an effective 2000mm lens. Even with a gimbal, which is an assumed necessity - you still can't track anything that's moving at all with that sort of a focal length lens.
     
  17. kinlau

    kinlau Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 29, 2012
    It's not as hard as you think. My GH2/3 spend most of their life in ETC mode with the Panny 100-300, effective FL of over 2000mm for video. I do use the zoom at times, but most of the time, I can find the subject without zooming.

    I was shooting a Razorbill here in Ottawa drifting on the river a few years ago, borrowed a Canon EF 800/5.6, put a 2x on it and shot with a T3i with 1.6x crop. That's 2560mm effective FL, then we put it into tele zoom, another 3x and this was a moving target.