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Rumors => Lenses => Topic started by: Don Haines on June 24, 2013, 09:20:55 PM

Title: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: Don Haines on June 24, 2013, 09:20:55 PM
The ULTIMATE! Canon lens. Called the Hyper Suprime-Cam, it’s a 870-megapixel ultra-wide-field camera that stands 3 meters (~10 feet) high and weighs in at 3 tons. The 870-megapixel images are captured by 116 individual CCD sensors placed together on a focal plane in a chamber that’s kept at -100° C.

On the front of the camera is an extremely large lens that was manufactured by Canon. It contains seven optical elements, with some of the lenses up to a meter in diameter.

You can read about it at:
http://petapixel.com/2013/06/24/this-870-megapixel-monster-camera-has-116-sensors-and-weighs-3-tons/ (http://petapixel.com/2013/06/24/this-870-megapixel-monster-camera-has-116-sensors-and-weighs-3-tons/)
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: Click on June 24, 2013, 09:43:49 PM
Wow That's a big one. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: Don Haines on June 24, 2013, 09:51:28 PM
Wow That's a big one. Thanks for sharing.

And since I don't see a red ring, it isn't even an "L" series lens.....
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: Jim Saunders on June 24, 2013, 10:11:49 PM
No IS?  Pffff

Jim
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: emag on June 24, 2013, 10:17:47 PM
My copy front focused.  Sent it back, bought the Tamron version.  Bit more CA and an absolute bitch to find filters for.
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: RGF on June 24, 2013, 10:51:36 PM
The ULTIMATE! Canon lens. Called the Hyper Suprime-Cam, it’s a 870-megapixel ultra-wide-field camera that stands 3 meters (~10 feet) high and weighs in at 3 tons. The 870-megapixel images are captured by 116 individual CCD sensors placed together on a focal plane in a chamber that’s kept at -100° C.

On the front of the camera is an extremely large lens that was manufactured by Canon. It contains seven optical elements, with some of the lenses up to a meter in diameter.

You can read about it at:
http://petapixel.com/2013/06/24/this-870-megapixel-monster-camera-has-116-sensors-and-weighs-3-tons/ (http://petapixel.com/2013/06/24/this-870-megapixel-monster-camera-has-116-sensors-and-weighs-3-tons/)

what is the ultimate use?  spy satellite?
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: neuroanatomist on June 24, 2013, 10:56:42 PM
My copy front focused.

Did you try AFMA?
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: distant.star on June 24, 2013, 10:58:31 PM
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Of course it won't be released until late 2015!!
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: tnargs on June 25, 2013, 12:17:33 AM
No IS?  Pffff

Go on, shake it.
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: dgatwood on June 25, 2013, 12:18:56 AM
Your sig, "The best camera is the one in your hands," seems hilarious in this context.  I mean, I tried to have that in my hands, but it just kept smashing them into a bloody pulp.
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: serendipidy on June 25, 2013, 12:26:38 AM
I would like to use this for BIF photography. I might need a bigger tripod and gimbal head though. ;D

From the link Don supplied....
"The lens actually isn’t the main “lens” of the camera. You see, the Hyper Suprime-Cam is actually the new camera unit of the Subaru Telescope, the 8.2-meter flagship telescope of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. The Canon-made “Wide Field Corrector,” as it’s called, is placed in front of the giant sensor in order to improve the image quality of the main telescope lens.

The focusing unit of the camera (below) was developed by Mitsubishi, and is extremely precise: the 3-ton camera can be focused with adjustments as small as 1-2 microns, which is about 1/100 the width of a human hair.The camera was installed in late 2011 and was turned on in early 2012. It’ll be pointed toward the heavens in order to help scientists determine the distribution of dark matter in the universe."
(via Subaru Telescope via Reddit)
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: Jim Saunders on June 25, 2013, 12:38:39 AM
No IS?  Pffff

Go on, shake it.
Seems to me dancing at such a venue would be inappropriate.

...But in all seriousness I have a pretty good idea of how well trying it would go for me.

Jim
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: Halfrack on June 25, 2013, 01:09:23 AM
No wonder the 200-400 took so long - look at how they've been wasting their talents...
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: M.ST on June 25, 2013, 01:25:08 AM
Fits perfect in my bag. I love cheap, small and lightweight lenses. :o
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: garyknrd on June 25, 2013, 01:43:32 AM
Will the Wimberley II handle it?
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: AudioGlenn on June 25, 2013, 01:51:30 AM
I might need to upgrade my tripod for that one!  =P

I think they use 1TB drives for storage when taking pictures with it!!!!
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: Grumbaki on June 25, 2013, 02:58:11 AM
Extender compatible?
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: cid on June 25, 2013, 03:39:06 AM
what about CPL? does Hoya or B&W make some in this diameter? :o
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: Sporgon on June 25, 2013, 04:03:11 AM
I wonder which mount it uses.......

EF-vb maybe
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: firebreatherboy on June 25, 2013, 04:24:59 AM
finally a lens made by canon with focusing mechanism made by mitsubishi, the owner of nikon.  :o what next?
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: dr croubie on June 25, 2013, 04:25:12 AM
pfft.

It already comes with lens and sensor together, not even interchangeable lenses.

Sounds like a cheap crappy Point'n'Shoot to me.
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: lol on June 25, 2013, 04:33:50 AM
Can you hand hold this?
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: adhocphotographer on June 25, 2013, 04:38:14 AM
It looks like it has no weather sealing...  kind of a deal breaker to me... I'll wait to see what TDP iso12223 chart throws up before i add it to my kit. ;)
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: Apop on June 25, 2013, 05:05:02 AM
You can crop 20x and still left with just over a 2mp image!

The telescope is a nice 150000 mm
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: pj1974 on June 25, 2013, 05:08:07 AM
Why isn't this one white? Surely it qualifies... doesn't it? Oh - wait, that's right... it's not even an L (I don't think there are any white lenses which are non-L).    ;)

I hope it's a metal mount, cause I guess a plastic mount will stress & flex a bit when I attach  it to my 350D and lift this lens to my eye and shoot some photos.   8)

Quick question - why does my battery die after just 2 photos... maybe this lens's AF motor really drains the power too quickly?   :P

PJ
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: Menace on June 25, 2013, 05:11:28 AM
I think I'll order two - one of each camera body. The one on 1DIII will give me extra 1.3x reach! Grovy
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: funkboy on June 25, 2013, 06:18:38 AM
Keeping dust off that sensor array must be a b*tch
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: CharlieB on June 25, 2013, 06:57:10 AM
I'll pass, the fps are not as impressive as the 7D
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: lholmes549 on June 25, 2013, 07:23:19 AM
Think I'll wait for version II...
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: crasher8 on June 25, 2013, 08:24:01 AM
Now I need a new bag.
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: marceloshak on June 25, 2013, 08:32:11 AM
This lens will be used to find Edward Snowden
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: jdramirez on June 25, 2013, 08:33:00 AM
 we're  gonna need a bigger bag.
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: Click on June 25, 2013, 08:34:05 AM
I would like to see the lens hood for this one.
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: wsmith96 on June 25, 2013, 09:03:42 AM
I'm going to need a bigger tripod.
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: wsmith96 on June 25, 2013, 09:04:44 AM
I wonder which mount it uses.......

EF-vb maybe

It's an EF-S for crop bodies :)
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: wsmith96 on June 25, 2013, 09:09:37 AM
This article is a hoax.  It's actually the scope for the rebel ion cannon.
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: beckstoy on June 25, 2013, 10:06:33 AM
...I wonder if that's the kit lens...

Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: Trovador on June 25, 2013, 10:12:40 AM
...the  Hyper Suprime-Cam, developed by Canon in 1972, marked the end of the company's pursuit of viable lens prototypes for colonoscopy purposes...

 :o
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: P_R on June 25, 2013, 11:06:39 AM
I guess it really is a Cannon.
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: jthomson on June 25, 2013, 11:26:15 AM
The Canon-made “Wide Field Corrector,” as it’s called, is placed in front of the giant sensor in order to improve the image quality of the main telescope lens.


So it is really just the worlds largest extender. ;)
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: serendipidy on June 25, 2013, 06:04:44 PM
I'm waiting for a refurb.
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: CarlTN on June 25, 2013, 06:19:43 PM
But is it weather sealed?  I notice it doesn't have a big red line on it.
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: bdunbar79 on June 25, 2013, 07:05:47 PM
I can shoot sports for many different universities from the comfort of my living room.
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: ishdakuteb on June 25, 2013, 10:35:14 PM
No IS?  Pffff

Go on, shake it.

like... can not wait to see DXOMark to test the lens... LOL
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: Menace on June 26, 2013, 08:08:11 AM
No IS?  Pffff

Go on, shake it.

like... can not wait to see DXOMark to test the lens... LOL

I don't think DXOMark will be impressed by it  ;)
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: mrmarks on June 26, 2013, 09:35:36 AM
Did Canon also make a new lens cap for this?
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: dawgfanjeff on June 26, 2013, 11:15:46 AM
Will Reikan FoCal support it?

How's the weather sealing?  Just mist, or can I let it get really rained on when I am shooting Japan from Oregon?
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: AJ on June 26, 2013, 03:56:31 PM
Do you think I should buy this one?  Or should I wait for the mark-2?
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: Click on June 26, 2013, 04:44:01 PM
Will Reikan FoCal support it?

If yes, at what distance do we have to do the test.
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: Jim Saunders on June 26, 2013, 05:08:53 PM
Will Reikan FoCal support it?

If yes, at what distance do we have to do the test.
The surface of the Moon should do, maybe the Chinese could plant a copy there if we ask nicely.

Jim
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: bqbqbqbq on June 26, 2013, 05:42:47 PM
what is the minimum focus distance of this one? can you use it for macro?
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: funkboy on June 26, 2013, 07:02:20 PM
What's the equivalent focal length & f/ number on a crop body?
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: Darkmatter on June 26, 2013, 09:28:00 PM
Quote
"It’ll be pointed toward the heavens in order to help scientists determine the distribution of dark matter in the universe."

Damn! You got me. :(
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: Jim Saunders on June 26, 2013, 10:58:23 PM
Quote
"It’ll be pointed toward the heavens in order to help scientists determine the distribution of dark matter in the universe."

Damn! You got me. :(

Imagine that Phd thesis: "After a nine-figure capital budget and half a million man-hours, we've concluded... That he's over there."
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: Menace on June 27, 2013, 04:02:37 AM
what is the minimum focus distance of this one? can you use it for macro?

Minimum focus distance is 10cm. Attach bellows for macro shots;)
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: iaind on June 29, 2013, 02:26:16 PM
At  -100c it must be cool!

Or 173.15K
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: johnhenry on July 08, 2013, 04:35:02 PM
It isn't actually a lens that can be used alone. It is a field corrector meaning it corrects distortion present in large telescopes so that images can be captured.
Title: Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
Post by: Viggo on July 08, 2013, 05:09:46 PM
No IS?  Pffff

Go on, shake it.

Now that is humour!  ;D