Honest...200-500 f2.8....wow

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by GBRandy, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    I saw that a week or so ago.
    But no price.
    Maybe I don't want to know either

    I wonder if it comes with a gorilla to carry it:>))))
  2. Whoa!

    If the 28-70 is The Beast. What the heck do you call this? Sasquatch?
  3. wbeem


    Feb 11, 2007
    Sanford, FL
    William Beem
    It's the Hubble for the People.
  4. It would need its own kayak!!! :eek:
  5. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

  6. HUGE! I bet it will cost $10k or more. LOL
  7. gugs


    Feb 24, 2006
    some people call it the Godzigma :biggrin:
  8. PWPhoto


    Jul 21, 2006
    San Diego
    haha now thats a good name thats funny.
  9. TimK


    Apr 17, 2006
    Hong Kong, China
    Godzima is the name ! - Godzilla's mother, lol.

    I expect it'll be around $6-7000 if its available in HK. The 300-800 is about $4500 here.

    p.s. I WANT one!!! And I am going to train my son as my caddy!
  10. Winniman


    Dec 19, 2006
    Wish I can get one of this.
    It would be so cool carrying a bazooka around.
  11. Logan

    Logan Guest

    if your son doesnt work out, im available :biggrin:
  12. I've seen it referred to as "Sigzilla." Whatever, it's a monster of a lens! There is another thread about it somewhere on the Cafe, too.....

    Question is, what kind of tripod/gimbal head could support this monster?
  13. TimK


    Apr 17, 2006
    Hong Kong, China
    GImbal? You goota be kidding me! I am mounting it on the machine gun mount of my Hummer!

    Actually I've already made a Gimbal for it! Milled from solid stainless steel and 3mm thick tubes. And dual ball bearings too!


    Logan, please show me photos of your forearm before you apply!
  14. Wow, William, that is one serious gimbal!!! :biggrin:
  15. Wow...

    Great lens, great gimbal...

    Is that true that it isn't motorized nor stabilized? I guess to move all this glass, battery will discharge soon... Probably you should add also an outer power pack... :)
    My guess: weight: about 10-15 kg (just thinking to 600 F4 which is almost 7 kgs)
    Cost: from 15 to 18k$

    All the best