Imagine a lens that covered 15mm to 500mm at f/2.8?

7 years 5 months ago #269056 by SJM
How awesome would that be to have one lens that covered such a wide focal range at f/2.8 while giving the same results as individual primes or smaller focal ranged lenses? Wishful thinking.

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7 years 5 months ago #269057 by garyrhook
Sadly, never going to happen. The physics won't allow it. Besides, who wants a combination wide angle, walk-around, oversized tele lens?

I'd be happy if they could come up with a 50-150 f/1.8. But that's equally unlikely.

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7 years 5 months ago #269065 by Baydream
Raising my 50-500 is a workout. Can not imagine the size that sucker would have to be. Maybe mounted in the bed of a pickup.

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7 years 5 months ago #269071 by John Landolfi
The Panasonic FZ200 lens is 24-600mm @constant f/2.8. and it's a Zeiss lens.


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7 years 5 months ago #269082 by Frisco
I can hardly imagine the cost of such a lens :blink:

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7 years 5 months ago #269095 by John Landolfi
The FZ200 is a P&S camera, and that's the lens it has. The camera costs around $500, I think.


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7 years 5 months ago #269098 by Leilanee

John Landolfi wrote: The FZ200 is a P&S camera, and that's the lens it has. The camera costs around $500, I think.


I have a hard time wrapping my head around that o.0


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7 years 5 months ago #269117 by Frost Photography
I would bet that lens would be something like $12,000 if it existed at least.

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7 years 5 months ago #269119 by KCook
Ok, I'm clueless. Wut the *&^%$# is so magical about f/2.8? :blink:

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7 years 5 months ago - 7 years 5 months ago #269122 by Joves

Frost Photography wrote: I would bet that lens would be something like $12,000 if it existed at least.

:rofl:
At that price I would worry about it working at all. The Sigzilla is if I remember correctly in the $24K range. I think this would on the low side be mid $30K and most likely in the upper $40K end.
Then there is the size issue. The Sigzilla is 35lbs, so an optic with those specs could easing come in at double that weight. You would need to have a lot of correcting lens elements in it to keep a consistent quality through out the zoom range.


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7 years 5 months ago #269134 by Scotty

John Landolfi wrote: The Panasonic FZ200 lens is 24-600mm @constant f/2.8. and it's a Zeiss lens.


Well that's deceiving.

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7 years 5 months ago #269136 by John Landolfi

Scotty wrote:

John Landolfi wrote: The Panasonic FZ200 lens is 24-600mm @constant f/2.8. and it's a Zeiss lens.


Well that's deceiving.


How so? Have you seen reports on its quality?


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7 years 5 months ago #269145 by Scotty

John Landolfi wrote:

Scotty wrote:

John Landolfi wrote: The Panasonic FZ200 lens is 24-600mm @constant f/2.8. and it's a Zeiss lens.


Well that's deceiving.


How so? Have you seen reports on its quality?


I bet it's comparable to the 600 f/4 from nikon or canon, your pick ;P

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7 years 5 months ago #269146 by John Landolfi
I checked back, and it's actually a Leica lens. And it is a P&S, after all. Here's the review:

www.dpreview.com/news/2012/07/18/Panason...0-previews-published

If the original question was about a DSLR lens option, it would give Jabba a run for his money...


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7 years 5 months ago - 7 years 5 months ago #269197 by Henry Peach
500mm / 2.8 = 178.5mm diameter of max aperture. So the lens diameter is probably more than 20cm. How much would a 50cm x 20cm zoom lens weigh?

Maybe new technology will allow smaller lenses with similar performance? www.wired.com/rawfile/2012/08/new-flat-l...ras-as-we-know-them/

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