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    Who among us has the courage to actually use a lens that costs $50 / $75k?

    I'd be so nervous that camera shake would be a real problem.

    Then again, at F1, I'd have some fast shutter speeds available, so...

    Sure is purdy, though.

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    I'm a Leica user, but even if I won the lottery I would have no need of a lens like that.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

    Francis Bacon

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    This will go perfectly with my NEX-5n. I just need two tickets. Winning Lotto and to Viena.
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    what is the top shutter speed of an M?
    Guess it would be ND time outdoors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old-N-Feeble View Post

    ETA: "Wide-Open" is in reference to American tax-payer orifices.
    Well, it doesn't look to me like it would be soft.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    Well, it doesn't look to me like it would be soft.
    Oh, it's VERY soft. We're Uncle Sam's worn-out bitches for sure.

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    What, no LTM version?
    Those who know, shoot film

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    The Navy would have used it for aerial surveillance most likely - no focusing required, it would have always been shot at infinity. It would have been mounted to a fixed position aimed out a window. Probably also used for night-time surveillance. And compared to the optics used to photograph high resolution terrestrial images from space, that lens would probably have been cheap.

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    The Navy would have used it for aerial surveillance most likely - no focusing required, it would have always been shot at infinity. It would have been mounted to a fixed position aimed out a window. Probably also used for night-time surveillance. And compared to the optics used to photograph high resolution terrestrial images from space, that lens would probably have been cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingCamera View Post
    The Navy would have used it for aerial surveillance most likely - no focusing required, it would have always been shot at infinity. It would have been mounted to a fixed position aimed out a window. Probably also used for night-time surveillance. And compared to the optics used to photograph high resolution terrestrial images from space, that lens would probably have been cheap.
    Cheap for a branch of government that I watched push perfectly good helicopters into the ocean to save deck space. The military probably taught budgeting to the NSA.
    I photograph things to see what things look like photographed.
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