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Now THAT's a "Manly" lens!

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Rich Gibson, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. nfoto

    nfoto Guest

    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).
  2. Vandyu


    May 14, 2005
    Richmond, VA
  3. 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.
  4. PJohnP


    Feb 5, 2005
    Manly, yes, and I want one, too ! :wink:

    John P.
  5. I have enough of a struggle with my 600mm on a tripod. I am in awe over what he is toting.

    Anybody have any idea what the cost would be in todays dollars?

  6. nfoto

    nfoto Guest

    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 
  7. It would take quite a good tripod to hold that lens in order to have sharp pictures.
  8. Jonathan


    Jun 11, 2005
    Southern Maine
    I'll never complain about lugging my 70-200 again. Geez, I'm a wimp.
  9. Johan


    Jun 18, 2005
    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

  10. 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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