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Photographer 'Waiting For New Pope' With Huge Nikon Lens

Photographer 'Waiting For New Pope' With Huge Nikon Lens - A photographer is waiting for the new pope in Saint Peter's Square with a huge Nikkor 1200-1700mm lens.

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Dylan Martinez
Photo from La Stampa

Photographer Dylan Martinez is waiting in Saint Peter's Square to get the first glimpse of the new pope - along with his massive Nikkor 1200 - 1700mm lens.

The Nikkor 1200 - 1700mm f/5.6 - 8P IF-ED lens has 18 elements in 13 groups, and weighs over 16kg. It has a 10m minimum focusing distance and is 888mm long.

The lens is currently worth around £50,000. It is described by Nikon as a 'Super telephoto zoom lens for special requirements'.

(via Nikon Rumors)
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ErictheViking 5 124 102 Scotland
13 Mar 2013 5:56PM
OOOOOh matron hasn't he got a big one ....!!!!!!!! BlushBlushBlushBlushBlushTongueTongueWink

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JohnParminter 11 1.3k 14 England
13 Mar 2013 7:10PM
I'd have a few more armed bodyguards than them two geezers looking after my 50,000 lens, you know what Rome is like for pick-pockets.....
cameracat 14 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
13 Mar 2013 7:25PM

Quote:Rome is like for pick-pockets

Sheesh.!!! Them guys must have big pockets in Rome.....Grin

Lets face it you gotta be a right Muppet to stand around waiting for a new pope to arrive, Especially sporting something like this lens, There will be thousands of flashes going of from all directions, Everyone with a phone, Smart phone, A sundry of other piccy taking kit will be in use and most likely shared by Wi-Fi with every editor on the planet, Simultaneously.

? Are you ever going to get a return on a 50,000 grand lens investment.. ( Let alone the risk etc. )? For one little snap of his holiness..?

I doubt it, Your better of buying a postcard for 50p.....LOL...Wink
13 Mar 2013 9:31PM
I think i would have jostled my way nearer to the subject with a more conventional lens.
I quite like the inclusion of the person on the left with the point n shoot Wink
ChrisV Plus
11 2.1k 26 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2013 5:24PM
He is [in the scheme of things] relatively close to the front of the basilica of St Peter's - so it will be aimed up at the balcony in the sectioned off area [probably]. But with the zoom on that I wonder if he's been commissioned to count the nasal hairs of the new holy father?
chensuriashi Plus
11 279 17 England
17 Mar 2013 1:29PM
Astonishing that anyone would go to such lengths for photography wonder if he owns this one or rents it...Has anyone on EPZ ever seen this one before and is there any review or snaps from it...
Definitely one for the person who has everything...Chen.

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