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Old Jan 18, 2009, 7:07 PM   #1
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Especially when you're at the beach and trying to photograph the surfers.

This guy was up on the pier looking down at the surfing action.

(80 degrees today and everyone was out enjoying it)

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Old Jan 18, 2009, 7:08 PM   #2
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...while this guy (??? I think) was on the sand with an insanely long lens.

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Old Jan 18, 2009, 7:16 PM   #3
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That's some seriously LONG glass in pic #2, and that Canon piece is no small piece of change.

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Old Jan 19, 2009, 9:23 AM   #4
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Any idea what the focal length is on the second shot?

cool shots by the way

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Old Jan 19, 2009, 12:56 PM   #5
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Looks like the first guy has just spotted the size of that lens on the beach and he's not happy!
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Old Jan 20, 2009, 5:50 AM   #6
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Walter C wrote:
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...while this guy (??? I think) was on the sand with an insanely long lens.
Note that as with all large telescopes, a large counterweight is require to move it safely. This gentleman has a suitable counterweight built-in, ensuring slow, safe, ponderous movement.
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Old Jan 20, 2009, 12:37 PM   #7
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This guy, standing beside a lifeguard truck, was experiencing lens envy.

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Old Jan 20, 2009, 5:10 PM   #8
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I think I have lens envy also. That first lens looks to be about a 400mm. I would love to have one of those.

The second photo, are you sure that's a lens and not a bazooka? I would hate to lug that thing around.

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Old Jan 21, 2009, 10:28 PM   #9
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Or that could be one really long lens hood. :-) Looks like might be able to fire one of those 40mm grenades.
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Old Jan 23, 2009, 8:25 AM   #10
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I would love to have that white lens but I'm not sure if I would take it out on the beach. I am somewhat leary of taking any of my camera gear out on the beach for fear of getting sand into the works. Great shots of the shooters.

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