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ctimrun 01-24-2010 8:28 PM

My work has purchased FLIR and WestCam cameras in excess of $250K, but it is for government work. What is the most expensive equipment you have seen people carrying around? <BR> <BR>This Canon-EF-1200mm-f-5.6-L is over $100K used! <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87667/770724.jpg" alt="Upload">

dirwoody 01-25-2010 10:52 AM

Watched a vid on that thing, it's NUTS! <BR>The most expensive thing I've seen recently was some large-scale Hasselblad stuff in the mid 40K range

benbuchholz 01-25-2010 12:43 PM

does that thing take pictures, or shoot missiles? good lord.

01-25-2010 3:21 PM

Yep...that's a telephoto lens alright. <BR>Holy Damn...it looks like a bazooka!

downfortheride 01-25-2010 3:39 PM

Take it to the airport and tell them you want to get some good shots! <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0>

wakesurf12 01-25-2010 3:40 PM

I worked on the set of Gatorade's Super Bowl Commercial last year. I honestly couldn't even add up the total cost of the stuff in the room. Let alone the budgets for the cast a crew. Especially when you have Spike Lee on the payroll. Plus there was over 100k (watt's not money) of power to light ONE person at a time.

richd 01-25-2010 6:53 PM

B&amp;H has had one of those for sale seems like forever. I'll take the 800 f5.6L plus 1.4X over one of those, better IQ, just a little easier to haul around and a little cheaper! (well a lot cheaper)<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>Every time I see shots from the 800 my wallet starts quivering!

wakedad33 01-25-2010 7:27 PM

Can I get that in an IS version <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/proud.gif" border=0> Your not hand holding that baby<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0>

kingskrew 01-26-2010 1:52 AM

<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87667/770982.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><a href="http://www.dpreview.com/news/0610/06100101zeiss1700f4.asp" target="_blank">http://www.dpreview.com/news/0610/06100101zeiss1700f4.asp</a>

01-26-2010 11:11 PM

What in the world does the government need a lens like that for? You could spy on the Premiere of China while standing in Kansas with that thing.

steezyshots 01-28-2010 1:41 PM

Is he trying to snap naked girlie pics while they get dressed in the apartments across the bay?

mattgettel 02-03-2010 4:56 AM

i would prob be.


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