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March 15, 2013

Papal announcement draws tuna

1200-1700_250.jpgThe Zoom-Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8P IF-ED lens was put to good use when Roman Catholic cardinals selected their new Pope.

Our members in the Manual Focus Lenses forum are discussing the legendary Zoom-Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8P IF-ED lens with links to images of this monster chunk of glass on the scene. At 888mm (just short of 3 feet long) and weighing 16 kilograms (35 pounds) it has earned the nickname "tuna."

If you are interested in the history behind this lens, check the Nikon Recollections page featuring comments by the two men who were responsible for its optical design and its mechanical design.

Posted by flashdeadline at March 15, 2013 6:31 PM