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JohnI
10th September 2012, 06:19 AM
http://www.luxurylaunches.com/gadgets/worlds_most_expensive_camera_lens_is_also_the_bigg est_longest_and_heaviest.php

I'm sure if you ask very nicely, Leica will be happy to provide you with the appropriate 4/3rds or m4/3 adapter . . . .

John

Bikie John
10th September 2012, 08:46 AM
I like the rifle-style sights on top so you can point it in vaguely the right direction. Think I'll order a couple for stereo work.

Ciao ... John

Falk
10th September 2012, 09:09 AM
It took me a while until I dicovered the camera body mounted to it! A matter of expacted size ratio, I guess!? What a huge thing that is! I wonder if the Sheikh ordered it to earn a little extra as Paparazzo?!

I like the sights :D

ringneck
10th September 2012, 10:13 AM
Glad my Petrol bills go towards some thing useful...:mad:

Keith

Zuiko
10th September 2012, 10:35 AM
With a x2 converter it has an effective focal length of 6400mm on Four Thirds!

al_kaholik
10th September 2012, 11:06 AM
Keith, unfortunately the petrol bill isn't mostly him, its our own government.

Back on topic, what the hell is he shooting with that lens?!

Wally
10th September 2012, 11:11 AM
@ Ringneck – If you've got it, might as well spend it.

Probably a right load of b*ll*cks, but I read some time ago that some Arab Sheikh had got himself a customised Audi A8 made out of almost pure silver... however from my experience below, I'm not sure it is.

:eek: When in Kuwait, I, and SWMBO had an invite to a Pool Party in the palace owned by Sheikh Mubarak Al-Duaij Al-Ibrahim Al-Sabah – the brother to the Emir of Kuwait – known to the lower classes as Big Al – The Chief of The General Staff = General Mubarak.

Italian marble everywhere you walked, solid gold taps throughout and could even be found in the wee throne room. In ‘the garage’ large enough to park a passenger plane, a host of top of the range RR's and Merc's. In fact name a car in the +100k range and it was there.

As I said, if you have it, spend it.

That experience WAS my 15' of fame. ;)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8449/7971208714_503e179970_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76791352@N04/7971208714/)
P1170586a (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76791352@N04/7971208714/) by Spooquay (http://www.flickr.com/people/76791352@N04/), on Flickr

Ross the fiddler
10th September 2012, 12:18 PM
http://www.luxurylaunches.com/gadgets/worlds_most_expensive_camera_lens_is_also_the_bigg est_longest_and_heaviest.php

I'm sure if you ask very nicely, Leica will be happy to provide you with the appropriate 4/3rds or m4/3 adapter . . . .

John

Somehow, I don't think I'm ever going to have the pleasure of using one of those (let alone buying it). ;) Does it have wheels & a trailer hitch? :D

JohnI
10th September 2012, 01:53 PM
Somehow, I don't think I'm ever going to have the pleasure of using one of those (let alone buying it). ;) Does it have wheels & a trailer hitch? :D


My own thoughts on the matter centre on a good self propelled AA gun carrier (the Germans make pretty high-class equipment of this sort). Remove the gun and make the necessary modifications to mount the lens on its own gimbaled ways (with camera operator’s seat installed monocoque fashion). I’d hang an OM-D body off the whole arrangement, so’s not to throw off the precise balance of the mechanism. Add a driver for the vehicle, and a couple of those big camouflage ghilly nets used to disguise the carrier from aerial surveillance, and you’d have both a highly effective mobile blind and a BIF shooting setup that “takes no prisoners”. The cost of this setup would be chump change compared to that of the lens, and I’m sure I can manage it with what’s left over in my bedside pocket change bowl after I purchase the lens . . .

John