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Old Nov 18, 2008, 11:54 PM   #1
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A few shots of them side by side and on the camera. Still love the aperture blades of the Meyer. I added a Vivitar 300mm f/5.6 for some perspective on their size. The Meyer lens is the shiny black one and the Sigma is the dull black one.

This is a Meyer- Optik Gorlitz Orestegor 300mm f/4 lens. Made in East Germany Around 1970 for the medium format Praktika camera and the medium format 67 and 645 Pentax cameras. It weighs 2180 g, it is about 217mm long when at it's shortest and takes a 95mm filter. That is over 8 1/2 inches long and nearly 5 pounds in weight. Built as solid as any lens ever made and does a nice job even hand held.

I looking now for it's big brother. A 500mm f/5.6 that is about 370mm long and weighs 3500 g. Or you could say it is over 14 1/2 inches long and weighs nearly 8 pounds. I might have to have a tripod for that one!! LOL

The Bigma weighs in at 1840g or around 4 pounds. The Meyer weighs in at 2180g or around 5 pounds. Both built very solid.

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Old Nov 18, 2008, 11:55 PM   #2
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Bigma extended to 500mm.
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Bigma retracted to 50mm.
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Old Nov 18, 2008, 11:57 PM   #4
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300mm f/4 Meyer lens on the K10D.
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Old Nov 18, 2008, 11:59 PM   #5
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Overhead view.
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Old Nov 19, 2008, 12:00 AM   #6
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Side by side.
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Down the throat....F/4
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Down the throat....f/22...All metal blades in the iris and a lot of them give an almost perfect circle.
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Thanks for the look Dawg, an impressive bit of kit. Have fun.

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Old Nov 19, 2008, 9:07 AM   #10
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Thanks for the look Dawg, an impressive bit of kit. Have fun.

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Thanks Simon. I plan on it. This weekend I hope to try them side by side at the town pond. Hope they don't scare the ducks too much.

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