Most long-lived, cheapest lens design?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by RichA, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. RichA

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    RichA, Jun 17, 2012
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  2. On Sat, 16 Jun 2012 18:43:54 -0700 (PDT), RichA <>
    wrote:

    >The "girl watcher" 500mm lens.


    No.
    The 135mm. It has a history much older than the puny SLR
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Jun 17, 2012
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  3. Grimly Curmudgeon <> wrote:
    > On Sat, 16 Jun 2012 18:43:54 -0700 (PDT), RichA <>
    > wrote:


    >>The "girl watcher" 500mm lens.


    > No.
    > The 135mm. It has a history much older than the puny SLR


    The pin hole has been used since antiquity.

    -Wolfgang
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Jun 17, 2012
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  4. RichA

    RichA Guest

    On Jun 17, 7:56 am, Grimly Curmudgeon <> wrote:
    > On Sat, 16 Jun 2012 18:43:54 -0700 (PDT), RichA <>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >The "girl watcher" 500mm lens.

    >
    > No.
    > The 135mm. It has a history much older than the puny SLR


    But it's not cheap, not anymore.
    RichA, Jun 17, 2012
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  5. RichA

    John A. Guest

    On Sun, 17 Jun 2012 18:46:44 +0200, Wolfgang Weisselberg
    <> wrote:

    >Grimly Curmudgeon <> wrote:
    >> On Sat, 16 Jun 2012 18:43:54 -0700 (PDT), RichA <>
    >> wrote:

    >
    >>>The "girl watcher" 500mm lens.

    >
    >> No.
    >> The 135mm. It has a history much older than the puny SLR

    >
    >The pin hole has been used since antiquity.


    Careful; I think you just set up a "your mom" joke there.
    John A., Jun 18, 2012
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  6. In rec.photo.digital.slr-systems RichA <> wrote:
    > The "girl watcher" 500mm lens. Given it's slow f8 focal ratio, not
    > much are asked of the optics, so images (provided you have a tripod or
    > steady arm) from them can be reasonably good. However, for the below,
    > note that 500mm f8.0 is f16 at 1000mm.


    > http://www.ebay.com/itm/500mm-1000m...s=63&clkid=9187766913900142549&_qi=RTM1066540


    But if you were pointing that extremely long lens at people they'd get
    suspicious very quickly. Much better the equally venerable reflex
    (mirror lens) design, but very much smaller and lighter.

    --
    Chris Malcolm
    Chris Malcolm, Jul 4, 2012
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