Thursday, January 07, 2010

But Can You Fit It In Your Kayak?

Found on eBay: a Canon 5.2 metre lens.
Canon says: This is the only ultra-telephoto lens in the world capable of taking photographs of objects 18 to 32 miles away (30km to 52kms away). Having a focal length of 5200mm, Canon Mirror Lens 5200mm can obtain one hundred times as large an object image as that of a 50mm lens.
The asking price on eBay was apparently $45K, but it didn't sell. No wonder. You'd have to buy a new camera gear bag as well. The lens cap must be the size of a manhole cover. Can you imagine lugging this around...and a tripod??
Check out the video below to see what it can do.

Props to Bernie for passing this on!

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