maximum length of SAL-70-400G

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maximum length of SAL-70-400G

Unread postby DrKaushik » Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:34 pm

May I know what would be the maximum length of SAL-70400G when zoomed to 400mm ? This lens is the only option for me as hobby wild life shooter. May I know if the 70 to 85mm focal length of this lens with F/4 could be suitable for panoramic scenes such as landscapes ? I look forward to my long long association with this lens to use it on board in a boat in the only swamp tiger reserve.....THE SUNDERBAN !
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Kaushik

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Re: maximum length of SAL-70-400G

Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:05 pm

I can't tell you as I did not measure or check the one I used, and at photokina they were firmly locked into cabinets as prototypes.

They are considering changing the colour to match the other cream-white Apo lenses, because the Tele Converters won't match it in the silver-white colour.

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Re: maximum length of SAL-70-400G

Unread postby RobbieA » Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:55 pm

David Kilpatrick wrote:They are considering changing the colour to match the other cream-white Apo lenses, because the Tele Converters won't match it in the silver-white colour.


Now thats the best news I've heard all week!

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Re: maximum length of SAL-70-400G

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:15 pm

DrKaushik wrote:May I know what would be the maximum length of SAL-70400G when zoomed to 400mm ? This lens is the only option for me as hobby wild life shooter. May I know if the 70 to 85mm focal length of this lens with F/4 could be suitable for panoramic scenes such as landscapes ? I look forward to my long long association with this lens to use it on board in a boat in the only swamp tiger reserve.....THE SUNDERBAN !
Regards ,
Kaushik


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Re: maximum length of SAL-70-400G

Unread postby Birma » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:04 pm

Oh no! Two Doc's? :D I guess it will have to be Doc H and Doc K from now on :wink:

Welcome to Doc K - hope we can look forward to seeing some of your tiger photos?
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Re: maximum length of SAL-70-400G

Unread postby paul_32 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:50 am

Maybe its to soon to judge, but the looks of the lens are not my favorite.
If the lens performes as well as promised, lets say in accordance with the 70-300G, then I'll order one!
I can't wait to read some reviews.


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