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Old 08-01-2005   #11
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Is it really $100,000?

Question: would my Gitzo 1127 tripod work with this, or would I have to get a new tripod, TOO?

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Question: would my Gitzo 1127 tripod work with this, or would I have to get a new tripod, TOO?
Considering that the lens itself weighs very close to 37 pounds, with the camera attached you would be close to 40 pounds. The 1127 is rated for somewhere slightliy north or 9 pounds so you would need four Gitzo 1127's to hold the beast

The actual price varies from around $87,000 to $100,000 depending on the yen/dollar exchange rate. Canon only makes them on special order and seriously, there are only about two dozen of them in the world,

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I think the lens actually comes with a tripod too. That and a gym locker to store it in.
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try fitting it in a car on safari
here's the 400/2.8 and 600/4 in action, Botswana 2004
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Old 08-03-2005   #15
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Anyone using any of the Sigma lenses longer than 600mm? There's precious little on the net about these, understandably, and I'd love to hear user opinions.
I have the Sigma 300-800 DG (call mine the Sigmonster) since April this year, and it complements my mobile birding lenses (400 5.6L and 100-400 L IS). Very heavy, but superb optics (sharper wide open than my 400 5.6L) and incredible reach. It has extended my "kill zone" to up to 100 meter radius for larger birds.

Here's how the Sigmonster looks with a 350D (the XT is there somewhere):



And here's a moonshot at 1600 mm (large pic):

http://www.pbase.com/liquidstone/ima...27978/original

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Holy Moly!
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OH MY GOD


Those are HUGE and that moon picture is amazing
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dude.... what a mutha!!!!
nice moon shOT....!!!
and in manila... hard to get a clear sky.
I go to Manila a lot, we'll have to swap birding stories.
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dude.... what a mutha!!!!
nice moon shOT....!!!
and in manila... hard to get a clear sky.
I go to Manila a lot, we'll have to swap birding stories.
Cheers
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Hi Rob,

Email me when you're around our islands and we can go shoot some birds. Best time to shoot here is about November to March - the migrants are all here by then, and the rains won't bother us too much.

Here's a Dollarbird taken by the 350D + Sigmonster + Sigma 2x, 1600 mm, f/22, 1/125 sec, ISO 400, about 60 meters distance



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Great shot.


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