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This One-of-a-Kind Prototype Leica 17mm f/2 Lens is Available for $47,200

10 days ago   |   By Peta Pixel

The Leica Lisse store in the Netherlands has acquired an extremely rare lens: the huge, 26-pound Leica / Hughes Leitz 17mm f/2. This is the only example of this wide-angle lens produced and is currently available for purchase for just $47,200.
The Leica Store Lisse regularly obtains some rare and unique Leica products, including an unopened Leica KE-7A originally sold to the military that included an X-ray of the packaging to assure buyers what was inside.
This time, as spotted by Leica Rumors , the store has listed an exceedingly rare fast wide-angle prime.
“Newly added into our...
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Using the Enormous Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 on a Sony Alpha 7 III

Using the Enormous Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 on a Sony Alpha 7 III

11 days ago   |   By Peta Pixel

How does the legendarily heavy-duty Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG lens translate to use for portraits today? What about when combined with teleconverters on a Sony Alpha 7 Mark III?
Colloquially known as the green monster , its legendary size has been the center of conversation for some time, including some hilarious customer reviews on Amazon. Now thirteen years old, the large Sigma lens - which weighs in at 15.7 kg - is not exactly known as the go-to glass for portraiture.
However, photographer Tom Calton , based in the United Kingdom, was entrusted by Sigma shoot with it for a day and...
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