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Waiting to Shoot the New Pope with Nikkor 1200-1700mm Lens
« on: March 12, 2013, 03:41:30 PM »
As published in: http://news.yahoo.com/photos/reuters-photographer-dylan-martinez-tests-1200-1700mm-super-photo-173328418.html
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Reuters photographer Dylan Martinez tests a 1200-1700mm super-telephoto zoom lens, trained on the balcony of Saint Peter's Basilica where a new pope will appear after his election, a day before the beginning of the conclave at the Vatican March 11, 2013. Cardinals held final discussions on the troubled state of the Roman Catholic Church on Monday, the day before they seclude themselves from the world to elect a new pontiff, with no frontrunner in view. Stunned by the abdication last month of Pope Benedict, the red-hatted cardinals have met repeatedly this past week, sketching out the qualities of the person needed to face the huge challenge of leading the scandal-plagued church.
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The monster in his hand is a Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8P IF ED lens. It has 18 elements in 13 groups, 9 diaphragm blades, the angle of view is 2°-1°30', minimum focusing distance is 10m (32 ft), the lens weights 16 kg (over 35lbs) and is 888mm (35 in.) long.

Image 2, 3 & 4 are published by Nikon  ... taken at 50mm, 1200mm and 1700mm ... subjects are over 130 meters away.
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Waiting to Shoot the New Pope with Nikkor 1200-1700mm Lens
« on: March 12, 2013, 03:41:30 PM »

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Re: Waiting to Shoot the New Pope with Nikkor 1200-1700mm Lens
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2013, 05:04:11 PM »
That is some shockingly bad background blur at 1700mm.
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Re: Waiting to Shoot the New Pope with Nikkor 1200-1700mm Lens
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2013, 05:10:23 PM »
Come on canon :)

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Re: Waiting to Shoot the New Pope with Nikkor 1200-1700mm Lens
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2013, 05:31:55 PM »
unfortunate choice of words in the title  ;D

please don't shoot the pope.

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Re: Waiting to Shoot the New Pope with Nikkor 1200-1700mm Lens
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2013, 05:55:35 PM »
Don't wanna know its price tag :D

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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2013, 06:02:49 PM »
Horrible bokeh !!!

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Re: Waiting to Shoot the New Pope with Nikkor 1200-1700mm Lens
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2013, 03:00:27 AM »
Come on canon :)
Why? you gonna buy that lens if Canon made it  ;D
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Re: Waiting to Shoot the New Pope with Nikkor 1200-1700mm Lens
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2013, 10:12:54 AM »
Waiting for the DxO announcement that my daughter's point and shoot super zoom camera beats this thing by at least 10 LP/mm.
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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2013, 10:34:09 AM »
Waiting for the DxO announcement that my daughter's point and shoot super zoom camera beats this thing by at least 10 LP/mm.

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Re: Waiting to Shoot the New Pope with Nikkor 1200-1700mm Lens
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2013, 10:52:59 AM »
unfortunate choice of words in the title  ;D

please don't shoot the pope.
I guess some automated filters at CIA just triggered at that title....

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« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2013, 10:53:51 AM »
Waiting for the DxO announcement that my daughter's point and shoot super zoom camera beats this thing by at least 10 LP/mm.
Ha ha  ha ... good one
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Re: Waiting to Shoot the New Pope with Nikkor 1200-1700mm Lens
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2013, 11:58:45 AM »
With a 10$ adapter, its canon capable.  :P

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« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2013, 11:58:45 AM »