The biggest lenses Nikon ever created


jeff7id

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Please tell me if you have ever seen the lens bigger than the legendary Nikon 300 f/2 AI-s.
Hail Nikon !!

Nikon only create around 450 peaces of this lens world wide.

Image courtesy to Wade Wilcox/cameraquest
Withoud hood

With hod

Closeup
 

jeff7id

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I should say the biggest f2 F mount Nikon lens instead of the biggest Nikon lens.
300mm f2 AI-s is no contest. :devil:
 

jeff7id

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Nikon 300 f/2 AI-s
Best of the best Nikon lens ever created for portrait photographer :thumbsup:

Image courtesy of JPL


Lens hood: Built-in Telescopic screw-out type, Extension lens hood: HE-1 Lens Hood Provided
Front lens thread diameter: 160mm; Filters: 52mm drop in filter thread
Dimension: 330mm x 183mm (13 x 7.15"); Weight: 7.5kg (16.6 Ibs)

7.5kg. still possible for one man to carry alone and shoot this lens with D3 or D4.
 

Dfive

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Nikon 300 f/2 AI-s
Best of the best Nikon lens ever created for portrait photographer :thumbsup:

Image courtesy of JPL


Lens hood: Built-in Telescopic screw-out type, Extension lens hood: HE-1 Lens Hood Provided
Front lens thread diameter: 160mm; Filters: 52mm drop in filter thread
Dimension: 330mm x 183mm (13 x 7.15"); Weight: 7.5kg (16.6 Ibs)

7.5kg. still possible for one man to carry alone and shoot this lens with D3 or D4.
I'd hand hold this beast for night shots ! LOL :smilie: ;p
 

jeff7id

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I'd hand hold this beast for night shots ! LOL :smilie: ;p
I said carry alone and shoot, but I never said to hand hold this Nikon 300 f/2 AI-s mah ;)
A tripod or at least a monopod is a must.
Right hand to hold the camera & press the shutter, left hand to turn the manual focus ring, and tripod/monopod to support the weight.

Even if you have big biceps, you cannot get a sharp shoot by using your bare left hand to turn manual focus ring and support the 7.5kg lens (plus camera body weight) on the same time ;)
 

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An drew

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And attached to Nikon 1 body (2.7x crop), you will get 3240 - 4590 focal length. :bigeyes:
Ha ha, wonderful!:)
And if you fix an iphone (7.64 crop factor) you will get 9168 - 12988 mm. :bigeyes:
 

Dfive

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And attached to Nikon 1 body (2.7x crop), you will get 3240 - 4590 focal length. :bigeyes:
Ha ha, wonderful!:)
And if you fix an iphone (7.64 crop factor) you will get 9168 - 12988 mm. :bigeyes:
perfect combos for shooting ants at an F1 GP Race Meet !
 

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Was watching Nat Geo. Photo of a rhino. Real sharp since on HD. Commentator said it was shot 800 metres away. But the rhino's head (and its horns) fill the whole screen. Wondering what lens was used. Just wondering. My math is real bad. Some engineers out there? Thank you.
 

An drew

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Was watching Nat Geo. Photo of a rhino. Real sharp since on HD. Commentator said it was shot 800 metres away. But the rhino's head (and its horns) fill the whole screen. Wondering what lens was used. Just wondering. My math is real bad. Some engineers out there? Thank you.
If 800m then it is about 5 times the viewing at normal distance of 25m (800-400-200-100-50-25). So assuming you can get a similar size image at 25m with a 50mm lens, then you would need a (50-100-200-400-800-1600) 1600mm lens. I could be wrong.
 

daredevil123

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If 800m then it is about 5 times the viewing at normal distance of 25m (800-400-200-100-50-25). So assuming you can get a similar size image at 25m with a 50mm lens, then you would need a (50-100-200-400-800-1600) 1600mm lens. I could be wrong.
Don't forget HD is only 1080p. Have not factored in the crop.
 

jeff7id

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If 800m then it is about 5 times the viewing at normal distance of 25m (800-400-200-100-50-25). So assuming you can get a similar size image at 25m with a 50mm lens, then you would need a (50-100-200-400-800-1600) 1600mm lens. I could be wrong.
You may no need Nikkor 1200-1700 lens.

It is possible to reach 1600mm focal length using Nikkor 600mm f/4 lens on DX body with 2x Teleconverter.
600mm with 1.5 cropped factor and 2x Teleconverter = 600 x 1.5 x 2 = 1800 mm

Also possible to reach 1600mm focal length using Nikkor 600mm f/4 lens on Nikon 1 body.
600mm with 2.7 cropped factor = 600 x 2.7 = 1620 mm

:devil:
 

jeff7id

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I think this can be called as the biggest Nikon lens ever !! :cool:
 

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