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$160,000 lens

Steve Wagner , Aug 22, 2010; 09:35 p.m.

Just went to a taping of the Antiques Roadshow in Wash D.C. and was impressed by all the fancy equipment. Saw a Fuji video lens and thought hmmm that looks expensive. Googled it after returning. 13-1150mm, 87x optical zoom, 49 lbs. Yikes, you could buy four or five houses near Detroit for that.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/482225-REG/Fujinon_XA87X132ESM_XA87x13_2ESM_2_3_HD_Zoom.html

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Mark Pierlot , Aug 22, 2010; 09:54 p.m.

That's INSANE. And it's a video lens.

Perhaps videographers and cinematographers have a bit more liquidity than we still photographers...

Joel J , Aug 22, 2010; 10:16 p.m.

I'm thinking that the videographers don't actually own their equipment. The production company does.

David Haas , Aug 22, 2010; 10:33 p.m.

WOW! And to think you can get it with 6 month no interest / no payment financing...

Steve Wagner , Aug 22, 2010; 10:38 p.m.

It can zoom from 13mm to 1150mm in about half a second. Also has a 2x tele built-in. This was it


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Jerry Litynski , Aug 22, 2010; 10:54 p.m.

Give Leica a month or two: maybe a f.09 version would sell well with the M9 body....

Steve Wagner , Aug 22, 2010; 10:55 p.m.

and priority mail 4-7 day shipping for it, from B&H to US addresses, is only...

$2,088.25


Peter E , Aug 22, 2010; 11:37 p.m.

Oops, I clicked "order" and the order is "non-cancelable"...
Thank goodness for the credit card reform bill!

Jeff Spirer , Aug 22, 2010; 11:53 p.m.

I'm thinking that the videographers don't actually own their equipment. The production company does.

A lot of pro video equipment is rented.

Steve Wagner , Aug 22, 2010; 11:54 p.m.

Man, spending $3,128,944.50 at B&H is pretty easy, three clicks.

Oh, and add - $40,605.00 - for priority mail

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