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Old Sunday 12th June 2016, 22:25   #1
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1000 mm lens anyone?

see http://www.43rumors.com/rare-olympus...onstrous-lens/

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Old Sunday 12th June 2016, 22:57   #2
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Last time I saw part of that it was being impounded from export to Iraq....

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Seen in early OM promotional material, but can't remember any being advertised for sale in the UK.

For a film camera only really usable on the brightest of days with no haze, the ability to stop down great but probably need two tripods to keep everything rigid at the shutter speed needed.

The 500mm reflex was far more useful.

Nice to play with one, from memory there were very few lens elements in it.
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Tried out my old 500mm reflex lens on the OM-D. Surprisingly easy to use and focus (after a bit of practice). Unfortunately it has clearly been stored somewhere damp so there is enough vegetation living on the glass to have dropped the contrast and critical sharpness it once had. If I bump into a clean one I might be tempted to get another.
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