Now THAT's a "Manly" lens!

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It commands a "manly" price, too :D

(the picture shows a 1200-1700 Zoom-Nikkor AI-P f/5.6-f/8 lens. I believe the British police has several of these).
 
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Holy moly that's not a lens it's a bazooka. You could get arrested carrying that piece of hardware around. the second one hanging off his shoulder ain't no slouch either. Wow, this guy must have mortgaged his house.
 
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I think the suggested price tag was more than hundred thousand $, (early 1990s) and a special order item as well (pre-paid, but delivery within the next 6 to 12 months !)

Presumably this lens didn't sell like hot-cakes during its production run :D
 
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Hi Rich,

Thanks for the link. Had no idea of the existence of this lens :lol: :lol: The other lens he is carrying is already huge but it looks small compared to the Big One.
Think we need a VR-system on that one :lol: 8)

Kind Regards

Johan
 

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I want one just for the heck of it....I'm wondering why you don't have one Bjorn, you have everything else ;)
Imagine a new one..... 800-1200mm f/4-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR :)
I based the aperture btw, by calculating (I think, i just woke up so if i'm totally wrong don't blame me) the right aperture that would match the front element diameter to the old one.....1200 f/5.6 and 1700 f/8, 1200/5.6- 214mm, 1700/8-212.5mm.......800mm f/4 and 1200mm f/5.6, you've got the same 214mm for 1200mm and the 800mm/4 is 200mm.... could be fun to have that kind of lens :)
 
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