New Nikon lens for the D800

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biggles_no1

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Apparently Nikon have done a deal with Nasa to create a one-off lens for their new D800 in time for the Olympics. It actually allows full coverage of every event while standing in a single spot. The only problem is that the lucky buyer has to collect it. See attached

Apparently Nasa will include a free can of rocket fuel for the gyro image stabalisation system.
 

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Well a little motion blur may be evident but the rocket stabalisation system reportedly does help compensate for the 11110 kg weight ;)
 

neuroanatomist

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Where's the Gitzo 12541 tripod (wooden legs made from Sequoia trees) to support that monster?
 

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If you really could get hubble and stick it on your SLR (any brand!) then I was looking up the stats on it. It has a 57.6m focal length (57600mm). Considering its 2.4m mirror, you get a system of f/24. Hope you have a good way to keep the shutter speed up to prevent shake, while dealing with the relative slowness of it. And that's ignoring the secondary mirror obstruction. At least it has a built in lens cap!

Hmm... I wonder, maybe it would be really sweet if you can attach a focal reducer optimised to correct for the Ritchey-Chrétien weaknesses of it. Lose a bit of focal length, get the speed up.
 

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lol said:
It has a 57.6m focal length (57600mm). Considering its 2.4m mirror, you get a system of f/24. Hope you have a good way to keep the shutter speed up to prevent shake, while dealing with the relative slowness of it.
No worries. You just need a couple of the 7000 W, one billion candlepower xenon lamps from the Luxor Sky Beam as a constant light source. At only $1200 each, they're a bargin compared to the lens.

 
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neuroanatomist said:
lol said:
It has a 57.6m focal length (57600mm). Considering its 2.4m mirror, you get a system of f/24. Hope you have a good way to keep the shutter speed up to prevent shake, while dealing with the relative slowness of it.
No worries. You just need a couple of the 7000 W, one billion candlepower xenon lamps from the Luxor Sky Beam as a constant light source. At only $1200 each, they're a bargin compared to the lens.

At $1200 that's cheaper and more powerful than many studio heads.
Probably a bit bright/warm for the subject though.
Probably need to wait for the updated Vagabond battery coming out, if using outside!
 
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Can you get a 1.4 for it? If not I will be switching to canon