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    That's nothing. This "mother" beats your "mother". Granted, it's intended for medium format.

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0610/06...eiss1700f4.asp

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    OK, I can see why you guys like this lens! :rolleyes:

    But as a woman, I don't feel the need for that kind of "display."

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    touché

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    I thought it looked more like the father of all lenses...

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    Indeed, the strange description of this unique lens as capable of taking pics of objects distant 18-32 miles away is mind boggling. On my wall I have a picture of mountains distant more than 50 miles, taken with a large format camera and the 800mm Nikon. You can see details such as the difference between a glacier and snow, the individual peak's structure etc. Nothing impedes me to put a 35mm camera to this lens with an appropriate adapter and take just a smaller part of the scene with the same detail. What the heck is the mysterious distance between 18-32 miles away?

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Indeed, the strange description of this unique lens as capable of taking pics of objects distant 18-32 miles away is mind boggling. On my wall I have a picture of mountains distant more than 50 miles, taken with a large format camera and the 800mm Nikon. You can see details such as the difference between a glacier and snow, the individual peak's structure etc. Nothing impedes me to put a 35mm camera to this lens with an appropriate adapter and take just a smaller part of the scene with the same detail. What the heck is the mysterious distance between 18-32 miles away?
    And I have photos of the Andromeda Galaxy taken with a 50mm lens on my Minolta XD-5 camera... and the galaxy is only 2.5 million light years away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatTrent View Post
    OK, I can see why you guys like this lens! :rolleyes:

    But as a woman, I don't feel the need for that kind of "display."
    The reason why GUYS like this lens has nothing to do with display...it has to do with not having to get up off our butts and move closer to take a picture.

    If it had been left up to women, televisions still wouldn't have remote controls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jstraw View Post
    The reason why GUYS like this lens has nothing to do with display...it has to do with not having to get up off our butts and move closer to take a picture.

    If it had been left up to women, televisions still wouldn't have remote controls.
    I have to admit when I first read the specs of this lens the thought 'A car would be cheaper for getting close enough to photograph of something 18 to 32 miles away', did cross my mind.


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    Well,
    you didn't really have to wait for Canon to make this lens - you always could have bought a Celestron 14 telescope and a T-mount adapter. Then when you weren't using it as a lens, you'd have an awesome telescope to boot .

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    If this lens was designed so you can photograph something 18-32 miles away, why focus down to 120 metres? Maybe there's a macro switch we can't see.

    I think I'll leave it to the guys who think they need to compensate.

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    *A passion to capture God's awesome creation

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