Re: Why no 28-300/18-200 lenses with lower f-stop?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by DanP, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. DanP

    DanP Guest

    On Wednesday, 13 July 2011 13:31:27 UTC+1, Whisky-dave wrote:

    > There was a documentary on TV about a tribe in some rain forest that
    > no one had visited
    > and they wanted to keep it that way so they used a zoom far larger
    > than 11X
    > from an aircraft up high enough that those on the ground didn;t
    > noticed they were being filmed
    > or disturbed by those filming. Seemed the ideal choice to me.


    Human Planet, John Hurt presenting, right? Must see stuff.

    Well, I doubt the lens used was a zoom range lens, my bet is on a long prime.


    DanP
    DanP, Jul 13, 2011
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  2. DanP

    Whisky-dave Guest

    On Jul 13, 2:02 pm, DanP <> wrote:
    > On Wednesday, 13 July 2011 13:31:27 UTC+1, Whisky-dave  wrote:
    > > There was a documentary on TV about a tribe in some rain forest that
    > > no one had visited
    > > and they wanted to keep it that way so they used a zoom far larger
    > > than 11X
    > > from an aircraft up high enough that those on the ground didn;t
    > > noticed they were being filmed
    > > or disturbed by those filming. Seemed the ideal choice to me.

    >
    > Human Planet, John Hurt presenting, right? Must see stuff.


    Thanks for that it was a good program so good I forgot the title ;)
    Now I can google it .

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-12360013
    "The BBC was allowed to film from 1km away using a stabilised zoom
    lens. More photographs of the tribe can be found here."


    Damm no info about the lens, anyone fancy doing the maths .....



    >
    > Well, I doubt the lens used was a zoom range lens, my bet is on a long prime.
    >
    > DanP
    Whisky-dave, Jul 13, 2011
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  3. DanP

    Whisky-dave Guest

    On Jul 13, 3:23 pm, Whisky-dave <> wrote:
    > On Jul 13, 2:02 pm, DanP <> wrote:
    >
    > > On Wednesday, 13 July 2011 13:31:27 UTC+1, Whisky-dave  wrote:
    > > > There was a documentary on TV about a tribe in some rain forest that
    > > > no one had visited
    > > > and they wanted to keep it that way so they used a zoom far larger
    > > > than 11X
    > > > from an aircraft up high enough that those on the ground didn;t
    > > > noticed they were being filmed
    > > > or disturbed by those filming. Seemed the ideal choice to me.

    >
    > > Human Planet, John Hurt presenting, right? Must see stuff.

    >
    > Thanks for that it was a good program so good I forgot the title ;)
    > Now I can google it .
    >
    > http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-12360013
    > "The BBC was allowed to film from 1km away using a stabilised zoom
    > lens. More photographs of the tribe can be found here."
    >
    > Damm no info about the lens, anyone fancy doing the maths .....
    >


    my googling ended here.

    http://www.aerial-filming.co.uk/
    Arena is a specialist CAA Approved operator. Located near the M25/M23
    junction, we are only 10 minutes flying time from central London and
    provide cost-effective solutions anywhere in the UK or Europe. We also
    hold a growing archive of footage available for purchase.

    First hour flown £850+vat
    (our minimum charge)

    Subsequent hour/s £650+vat
    (pro-rata)

    Includes: R44 Raven II helicopter, Cineflex "V14" camera system, Sony
    Cinealta camera with 84x HD lens, experienced R44 filming pilot,
    Camera operator, filming coordinator, fuel, a landing fee and even a
    roll of HDCAM tape stock.
    --------------------------------------------

    Doesn;t seem such a bad price really all things considered.
    Whisky-dave, Jul 13, 2011
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