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The ULTIMATE Canon lens
« 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/
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Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 09:43:49 PM »
Wow That's a big one. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
« Reply #2 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.....
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Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2013, 10:11:49 PM »
No IS?  Pffff

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Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
« Reply #5 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/


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Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2013, 10:56:42 PM »
My copy front focused.

Did you try AFMA?
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Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2013, 10:58:31 PM »
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Of course it won't be released until late 2015!!
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Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
« Reply #10 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."
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Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
« Reply #12 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...
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« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2013, 01:09:23 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2013, 01:25:08 AM »
Fits perfect in my bag. I love cheap, small and lightweight lenses. :o

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Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2013, 01:43:32 AM »
Will the Wimberley II handle it?
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