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    U2 spy plane camera lens - umm...wow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Corneau View Post
    That contraption wouldn't be misplaced in "Ellis in Wonderland"...
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    Interesting. After several clicks and "via" links, I think the original article/interview with Chris McCaw is http://blog.photoeye.com/2010/10/chr...ed-series.html .
    i can't wait to take a picture of my thumb with this beautiful camera.

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    I wonder if I could put an FD mount on that lens...
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    That is a heck of lens indeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mabman View Post
    Interesting. After several clicks and "via" links, I think the original article/interview with Chris McCaw is http://blog.photoeye.com/2010/10/chr...ed-series.html .
    H**y s**t:

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    What size will this be 100x120 cm (40x50") or so??? Edit: should have read better, it is 30x40", still a whopping size.
    Last edited by Marco B; 10-24-2010 at 03:03 AM. Click to view previous post history.
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    What silly fantasies. There's something about aerial camera lenses that makes people lose their senses.

    I found what I think is the monstrosity in my USAF data sheets. Weighs 125 pounds, covers 9" x 18", back focus 14.5", very high transmittance for that sort of thing, 85%. Made by Perkin-Elmer, flew in the K-36 and possibly other cameras.

    Not very sharp wide open, 25 lp/mm centrally, 10 in the corners.

    Seems like a poisoned gift, but not quite as bad as some shorter aerial camera lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Fromm View Post
    Not very sharp wide open, 25 lp/mm centrally, 10 in the corners.
    He only needs about 2 lines per inch; it looks like all he does with it is burn holes in paper.

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    Yeah, this is certainly an interesting one Colin, I read this over when you first posted it but really didn't know what to say

    I'd love to have the thing sitting in studio - I doubt I could use it for anything but it's certainly intimidating - I might ocassionally point it at a particularly difficult client.
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    All this gear porn is making me feel inadequate with my "Mere mortal" cameras. Just kidding I wonder if the lens is for 10x10 aerial camera film?

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