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  • Why buy a Canon 1200mm when you can get this:

    My next Christmas gift!!
    + Cheap, 700$CAD
    + 1200mm focal lenght
    + 15kg
    - No AF
    Ok, so most of the shots on this website were taken with one.
    http://images.extremespotting.com/

    I am not sure if you can just buy this in Poland, but for 700$ bucks, man!
    http://deltaoptical.pl/teleskopy/tel...yrex,d735.html
    The Candian dollar is divided by 3 for polish, so 2100zl = 700$CAD
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    I wonder if A.Net know their site design has been ripped off?
    Seeing the world with a 3:2 aspect ratio...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by PMN View Post
      I wonder if A.Net know their site design has been ripped off?
      Sorry I don't follow... Btw, nice pic! I was hoping on the 100-400L next year but this, scratch 400 for a while :-p
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      • #4
        Originally posted by C-FITL View Post
        Sorry I don't follow... Btw, nice pic! I was hoping on the 100-400L next year but this, scratch 400 for a while :-p
        Which pic is nice?

        If you go to the extremespotting site and look at a photo their page is almost an exact rip-off of A.Net in colour and general look, they could at least have changed the colours!

        By the way, if you can't get consistent results with a <300mm lens yet then you absolutely don't stand a chance in hell with a 1200mm. Seriously, getting that soon-ish is a ridiculous idea, so forget about it for probably about 3 or 4 years until you have a bit of experience behind you. Learn to use what you have first, then move on!
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        • #5
          Originally posted by PMN View Post
          Which pic is nice?

          If you go to the extremespotting site and look at a photo their page is almost an exact rip-off of A.Net in colour and general look, they could at least have changed the colours!

          By the way, if you can't get consistent results with a <300mm lens yet then you absolutely don't stand a chance in hell with a 1200mm. Seriously, getting that soon-ish is a ridiculous idea, so forget about it for probably about 3 or 4 years until you have a bit of experience behind you. Learn to use what you have first, then move on!
          Your avatar.
          Yes, the website is similar.
          I am going to get a upgrade anyways in a year or two so it's a possible choice for me, I know I have to learn photography, but i'm sure in the next year I'll know pretty much everything about my camera (I almost know all) and I will be ready. Once again, it isn't about what equipment you have, but of course, you can upgrade (possible choice for me) and it's better.
          Cheers
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          • #6
            Originally posted by C-FITL View Post
            i'm sure in the next year I'll know pretty much everything about my camera (I almost know all)
            A very bold statement, are you really sure about that? The thing is I've spent thousands of hours researching, studying and learning over the last 6 years and barely a week goes by where I don't still learn something new, even about my own equipment. If you almost know everything already then I'd love to know how because that means you know more than I do!

            You're also forgetting that knowing your camera is only a part of it. If you master technique in a year then you're essentially the greatest photographer that's ever lived (which I already know isn't the case ).
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            • #7
              Originally posted by PMN View Post
              A very bold statement, are you really sure about that? The thing is I've spent thousands of hours researching, studying and learning over the last 6 years and barely a week goes by where I don't still learn something new, even about my own equipment. If you almost know everything already then I'd love to know how because that means you know more than I do!

              You're also forgetting that knowing your camera is only a part of it. If you master technique in a year then you're essentially the greatest photographer that's ever lived (which I already know isn't the case ).
              I understand... What I need to master is the histogram.
              Let's stay on topic, and not what I can buy or not.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by C-FITL View Post
                Let's stay on topic, and not what I can buy or not.
                Well you opened a thread about a 1200mm lens and that's what we're talking about. To me that's staying on topic.

                Anyway, point made. No doubt you'll ignore it like you usually do, but I'm kinda used to that.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by PMN View Post
                  Well you opened a thread about a 1200mm lens and that's what we're talking about. To me that's staying on topic.

                  Anyway, point made. No doubt you'll ignore it like you usually do, but I'm kinda used to that.
                  I'm taking it all in mind, don't worry Paul, you may think that but it isn't the truth.
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                  • #10
                    Jan
                    Which scope are you looking at? your link opens the home page.

                    Most shot's on Extremespotting are taken with this
                    http://deltaoptical.pl/blizej_nieba/...yrex,d781.html

                    however this is a BIG piece of equipment (i looked at it in the Warsaw shop last year) and probably needs to be secured to the ground.

                    If you want something more 'Portable' & cheaper then have a look at these
                    http://deltaoptical.pl/blizej_nieba/...-ota,d907.html
                    http://deltaoptical.pl/blizej_nieba/...-ota,d718.html

                    You will still need a good tripod and other parts too to connect it with you Camera body but these are more lens like.

                    They are not only available in Poland i know in UK there are few retailers and I'm sure in USA and Canada will be some too (Google). Taking these kind of shots requires lots of practice,good sky conditions and Luck, we are fortunate to be on the main Europe-Asia flight paths but if you have little overpassing traffic then a scope like these are pointless,I've considered buying 1 but I'm in Warsaw and while we do have some good overflights I don't feel enough to warrant the spending. You can also achieve similar results with a decent lens, I use a 400 and a 500mm and have taken pics like these.
                    However if you feel you want to give it a try then go for it the results can be spectacular. You're still young and need to learn much more but you have plenty of time to learn and practice. I recommend joining Extreme site and talking to the guys on there,they will help you out.

                    If you want any more help feel free to message me.
                    Good luck

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by upsmd11f View Post
                      Jan
                      Which scope are you looking at? your link opens the home page.

                      Most shot's on Extremespotting are taken with this
                      http://deltaoptical.pl/blizej_nieba/...yrex,d781.html

                      however this is a BIG piece of equipment (i looked at it in the Warsaw shop last year) and probably needs to be secured to the ground.

                      If you want something more 'Portable' & cheaper then have a look at these
                      http://deltaoptical.pl/blizej_nieba/...-ota,d907.html
                      http://deltaoptical.pl/blizej_nieba/...-ota,d718.html

                      You will still need a good tripod and other parts too to connect it with you Camera body but these are more lens like.

                      They are not only available in Poland i know in UK there are few retailers and I'm sure in USA and Canada will be some too (Google). Taking these kind of shots requires lots of practice,good sky conditions and Luck, we are fortunate to be on the main Europe-Asia flight paths but if you have little overpassing traffic then a scope like these are pointless,I've considered buying 1 but I'm in Warsaw and while we do have some good overflights I don't feel enough to warrant the spending. You can also achieve similar results with a decent lens, I use a 400 and a 500mm and have taken pics like these.
                      However if you feel you want to give it a try then go for it the results can be spectacular. You're still young and need to learn much more but you have plenty of time to learn and practice. I recommend joining Extreme site and talking to the guys on there,they will help you out.

                      If you want any more help feel free to message me.
                      Good luck
                      Thank you but for now I am not getting one. It's too big and I would not be able to drag it along...
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by PMN View Post
                        If you master technique in a year then you're essentially the greatest photographer that's ever lived


                        Originally posted by PMN View Post
                        (which I already know isn't the case ).
                        Oh....Oh dear

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                        • #13
                          David, I'm puzzled. What was that intended to mean?
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                          • #14
                            Nice restart of this dead thread....
                            August 29th will be the worst day of the year.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by PMN View Post
                              David, I'm puzzled. What was that intended to mean?
                              Paul it was not "intended"to mean anything.I was only posting to something I found funny.Laughing at your reply not you or anyone else in the thread...nothing more and nothing less.

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