Nikon's legendary 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8 IF-ED supertelephoto zoom.

Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
edited March 2013 in Fun & Weird
Talk about big guns....here is Reuters' photographer Dylan Martinez using a lens that he believes will give him the best shot of the new Pope to be.

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  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 2,216Member
    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
  • scoobysmakscoobysmak Posts: 215Member
    In some of the comments they talked about body guards. I think they are just to transport that lens, I don't like to carry a 400mm 2.8 much less even thinking about walking around with that. The tripod must be built like a tank.

    I will say it made me think just for a second, man the 800mm 5.6 is small, lol.
  • AdeAde Posts: 1,071Member
    They're announcing the new pope now. That big lens is about to pay off. :)
  • rschnaiblerschnaible Posts: 308Member
    Wow, that 1700 mm that you like Tommie weighs in at over 500 lbs.
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    I guess that is the Sherpa's problem...... :))
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  • haroldpharoldp Posts: 984Member
    I didn't know Reuters needed cameras, they apparently just create in photoshop, any image that supports their worldview.
    D810, D3x, 14-24/2.8, 50/1.4D, 24-70/2.8, 24-120/4 VR, 70-200/2.8 VR1, 80-400 G, 200-400/4 VR1, 400/2.8 ED VR G, 105/2 DC, 17-55/2.8.
    Nikon N90s, F100, F, lots of Leica M digital and film stuff.

  • mk2popmk2pop Posts: 80Member
    shots of the new pope from this lens can be now be found on Reuters' site
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  • adamzadamz Posts: 842Moderator
    edited March 2013
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  • adamzadamz Posts: 842Moderator
    I'm a little bit surprised with the image quality, though it's gonna be slightly better.
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    edited March 2013
    @ adamz

    Agree, the image is marginal....but, what conditions was he shooting....no light, so most likely wide open, slow shutter speed, High ISO. So.... I cannot imagine what shooting at 1700mm is like. At 800, things are shaking a bit already and more than twice this....

    In theory, the shutter would be about 1/2000 sec. I am guessing the light was good for about ISO 400, f/2 at a 1/60 at best. So, F/8 at 1/2000 would require ISO 200,000 or maybe 1/500 sec at ISO 50,000.

    Just my thoughts...

    More info

    http://www.nikon.com/about/feelnikon/recollections/r16_e/index.htm
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  • haroldpharoldp Posts: 984Member
    Under the conditions described, and for journalistic purposes, merely getting the shot at all is an accomplishment.

    I wonder how the new 800/5.6 with dedicated 1.25 extender and cropping would compare for this service. Under the described conditions, VR would probably help, even on a tripod.

    .... H

    D810, D3x, 14-24/2.8, 50/1.4D, 24-70/2.8, 24-120/4 VR, 70-200/2.8 VR1, 80-400 G, 200-400/4 VR1, 400/2.8 ED VR G, 105/2 DC, 17-55/2.8.
    Nikon N90s, F100, F, lots of Leica M digital and film stuff.

  • AdeAde Posts: 1,071Member

    In theory, the shutter would be about 1/2000 sec.
    I don't think they were shooting handheld, to need the reciprocal rule. :)
  • AdeAde Posts: 1,071Member
    image
    REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
    check more here: http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=USRTR3EXVC#a=1
    Look at all that moire, must be a D800E!!! :D

    (I believe Dylan Martinez actually uses a D4).
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    If I am not mistaken, some of these fine fabrics will appear this way to the human eye. I think it has to do with the light source as well which emphasizes the effect of the "watering". This is achieved in changing the tension of warp and weft of the fabric as it is being woven. (I think this is the way it is done.) It has nothing to do with the camera. The technique is emphasized by calendering.
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  • AdeAde Posts: 1,071Member
    Yes I was just joking. :D It's not moire but it's actually the pattern of the fabric. It's easy to check because the pattern doesn't change regardless of the angle and distance the Pope is being photographed from.
  • obajobaobajoba Posts: 206Member

    In theory, the shutter would be about 1/2000 sec.
    I don't think they were shooting handheld, to need the reciprocal rule. :)
    Now, now, let's not confuse reciprocity with the handheld shutter speed to focal length correlation :D

    I did find the moire comment entertaining, though. :)

    I, too, find the quality to be lacking but with journalism you really just don't know what the lighting conditions were and from my understanding there is almost never time to "process", I would imagine that is even more critical when something like this is going on, yeah? I'd give my left arm for the lens but I couldn't do it justice.

    D4 | 70-200 2.8 VR | 24-70 2.8 | TC-17e II
  • scoobysmakscoobysmak Posts: 215Member
    Here would be my question, if using a D800e how much did he have to crop even with that lens. I guess this is a reason to want a D400 with say 20MP, for the crop factor; lol (sorry couldn't resist).

    Wonder if the exif data can be found anywhere that gives this info?
  • AdeAde Posts: 1,071Member
    I did check the EXIF of that picture as distributed by Reuters but the EXIF was mostly stripped (except for the author copyright, a short caption, and the fact that the author used Adobe CS5 on a Mac).

    I did find a couple other similar pictures from Canon shooters. One used a 800mm lens and the other a 1600mm lens, so quite similar to the picture above. The 1600mm one was taken at 1/160th of a second, f/11 and ISO 16,000 on a Canon EOS-1D X in manual mode. There is a subject distance marker of 73.3m but this data is often unreliable. Photographer: Gregorio Borgia via AP.
  • rschnaiblerschnaible Posts: 308Member
    I guess that is the Sherpa's problem...... :))
    I think my wife will struggle with that heavy load as we go into the "wild" to get some wildlife shots :)
  • framerframer Posts: 491Member
    I noticed all the photo's in the slide show were degraded. The original maybe much better IMHO.

    framer
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,181Member
    I guess that is the Sherpa's problem...... :))
    I think my wife will struggle with that heavy load as we go into the "wild" to get some wildlife shots :)
    LOL ! reminds my of this song ..

    Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome!
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