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theMusicMan
9th March 2008, 07:47 PM
Ayone have 160 to burn...:eek:

650 - 2600 mm Lens!!! (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Olympus-E-510-E-500-E-330-E-3-650-2600mm-Telephoto-Lens_W0QQitemZ190205005578QQihZ009QQcategoryZ30070 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

ianc
9th March 2008, 07:54 PM
It's the water-white optical glass and exotic anti-reflection coatings that have got me interested.

Ian C.

David M
9th March 2008, 07:58 PM
At 70.5 oz it's probably heavy enough to make a doorstop.

theMusicMan
9th March 2008, 07:59 PM
hehe... I agree David... but at just £160 it might be worth a bet...! I imagine the quality is dire, but I'd love to see some results from it.

j.baker
10th March 2008, 08:26 AM
I looked at a similar lens to this a while ago. I did not purchase it.

Just a quick warning. Due to the size and cost, Customs will probably charge you tax, and the courier company will charge you a fee to collect the tax. This is push the price up quite a bit.

I would be interested to see what they are like to astronomy photography, but otherwise I would rather pay a bit more and get a telescope.(like I already have :p )

E-P1 fan
10th March 2008, 08:56 AM
Optics are a real science. In my experience you only ever get what you pay for. I've got a pair of binoculars which looked great in the advert - but in practice are cheap optically and so you never get a really crisp image. But they cost me under 30 so I was happy to take a chance.

This is much more money but as a punt - knowing really how it will probably turn out - it might be worth a bet (depends how much spare dosh you have sloshing around)

As the advertiser says "Your pictures are only as good as the glass in your lens."

theMusicMan
10th March 2008, 09:23 AM
I agree, this is probably not a very good lens at all, and you certainly do get what you pay for - especially with glass. Honestly, I am in no way suggesting that people should go out and purchase this lens if they want an excellent quality, high FL lens... :)

I simply just popped this information into a thread so people can see that this lens is available, and if they have this amount of cash to spare, is possibly worth the risk for a punt!

E-P1 fan
10th March 2008, 09:46 AM
Of course. Hey did you ever get round to doing those PS .docs you mentioned MM?

theMusicMan
10th March 2008, 09:49 AM
Sure, I made a great start to one on PS and LR, but haven't had the chance to complete it yet. I am traveling later this week to Madrid for a few days and will have some time to kill on the flights and at the airport. I hope to be able to do more on the doc then if this is OK.

Sorry to have not completed it yet, I will do so though...

HughofBardfield
10th March 2008, 10:27 AM
It's the water-white optical glass and exotic anti-reflection coatings that have got me interested.

Ian C.

Probably hand-cut from finest quality milk bottles... LOL

I'm most amused they decided to paint it white to look "pro"!

E-P1 fan
10th March 2008, 11:09 AM
Sorry to have not completed it yet, I will do so though...

Not at all John - damn kind of you do do it at all. No hurry at all - I can see how busy you are.

Madrid eh - good memories of the Retiro Gardens :)

buddha01
12th August 2012, 03:26 AM
About the 650-2600mm/650-1300mm. I own 1 and for it's prize it is a good lens. True, you'll get what you pay for but it is in my opinion a nice piece of glass for the prize payed.
Took it to the Florennes Airshow last June and I was very happy I brought it with me! The display line was out of range for my 70-300mm. Luckily I had my 500mm mirror manual lens also with me as well as my 650-1300mm.
Most Canon/Nikon users were complaining that their 100-400mm lacked the range needed to get descend shots.

650mm, f/8, 1/1000sec
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1361/20120623_8923-6-2012.jpg

650mm, f/8, 1/800sec
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1361/20120623_12323-6-2012.jpg

650mm, f/8, 1/500sec
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1361/20120623_10623-6-2012.jpg

buddha01
12th August 2012, 03:29 AM
All shots in last post where taken handheld with the 650-1300mm. Aperture set on aperture priority and metering mode on spotmetering. :p ;)
Except for normal PP form RAW to JPG, I didn't use any crop on these photos.

Falk
12th August 2012, 09:47 AM
I think, I would have been satisfied with the last shot. I am surprised that there are no massive chromatic aberrations. However, I think you should get rid of that planet sized rock on your sensor!? I you missed it somehow, it's located half way up, above the F-16's tail fin in your last pic.

Cheers,
Falk
currently in dust removal mode