What is the longest focal length lens?

13 years 2 months ago #26481 by Number 7
So far the largest I found is a Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3


Do they make something with a larger reach?


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13 years 2 months ago #26505 by bhowdy
Canon makes an 800mm prime lens

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13 years 2 months ago #26644 by Solstar
I once saw a used Canon 1200mm lens for sale on B&H. They were made to order some time in the 90's and only a handful were ever made. Used price $20,000--pack mule not included.


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13 years 2 months ago #26645 by Baydream

bhowdy wrote: Canon makes an 800mm prime lens

And such a deal at only $12,349 (but free shipping :) ).

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13 years 2 months ago #26646 by Baydream
You could buy one of these (it you are an AIG exec).
5760mm with an 800mm aperture.
www.mistisoftware.com/Astronomy/Equipment_RC32.htm

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13 years 2 months ago #26696 by Chander

bhowdy wrote: Canon makes an 800mm prime lens


I do believe Canon is the longest. :agree:


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13 years 2 months ago #26814 by bhowdy
Sigma also has an 800mm prime .... And a 300mm - 800mm zoom lens

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13 years 2 months ago #26942 by Stealthy Ninja
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13 years 2 months ago #26946 by Baydream

Shoot, learn and share. It will make you a better photographer.
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13 years 2 months ago #26992 by Joves

bhowdy wrote: Sigma also has an 800mm prime .... And a 300mm - 800mm zoom lens

The 300-800 is the bargain here at $8K.


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13 years 2 months ago #27014 by Stealthy Ninja

Baydream wrote: More info
www.digitalphotographywriter.com/2010/10...n-nikon-longest.html


The Canon 5200mm f/14 doesn't count because it's an FD lens and can't be used anymore. :whistle:

I still win. :thumbsup:
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13 years 2 months ago #27061 by Yasko

Stealthy Ninja wrote: Pfft you all lose.

Nikon 2000mm
www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/...es/reflex/2000mm.htm


You only win if you've owned it :P

The longest non-Cassegrain type prime lens I've owned is a 1000mm Pentax SMC Takumar I got from Ebay a while back. Unfortunately I only owned it for a day because it came with a cracked element. :angry: Returned and refunded...


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13 years 2 months ago #27076 by Scotty

Solstar wrote: I once saw a used Canon 1200mm lens for sale on B&H. They were made to order some time in the 90's and only a handful were ever made. Used price $20,000--pack mule not included.


They usually go for over $100,000.

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13 years 2 months ago #27687 by Joves

Yasko wrote:

Stealthy Ninja wrote: Pfft you all lose.

Nikon 2000mm
www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/...es/reflex/2000mm.htm


You only win if you've owned it :P

The longest non-Cassegrain type prime lens I've owned is a 1000mm Pentax SMC Takumar I got from Ebay a while back. Unfortunately I only owned it for a day because it came with a cracked element. :angry: Returned and refunded...


And if you are going to go with a Cassegrain you might as well get a Schmidt-Cass telescope for one it will be lighter and it costs less per inch of aperture than what the manufactures would sell theirs for. For example an 11 inch f/10 is at 2800mm for $2600. With that you can get a field flattener and focal reducer that will make it an f/6. The only drawback is weight with its tripod at 91 lbs. but you could adapt it to sit on a standard tripod, then it only weighs around 40 lbs.


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13 years 2 months ago #27703 by Yasko
Wow, to think of shooting @ 2800mm.... that's probably 1/3 of the moon filling up your entire frame.

At least you wouldn't have to worry about using mirror lock up, 91 lbs is pretty darn steady


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