I stumbled upon this guy on my way to photograph sunset, look at the size of that camera! It captures a 20 x 24 inch image.
I was in a hurry, and I didn’t want to pester the guy as he set up, but I had to ask a few questions.
First I asked if I could take his picture, I guess the answer was obvious. For film, he told me he was using print paper – I suppose they don’t make Velvia in this format. The print must have incredible detail, although I don’t know how he would print it larger, that would be an expensive scan!
That was is a 1200mm lens; he estimated it was about the equivalent of 80mm for someone using 35mm film. In other words, barely a little telephoto. By comparison, I have been using 1200mm to photograph the tiny hummingbird nest on the last two posts. It obviously isn’t intended for wildlife. 🙂
I wished I had asked the guy his name, but I probably would have forgot it. Hopefully I will bump into him again while in Borrego, I’m sure he would be interesting to talk to, I would love to see a print from this camera and learn more about the guy.
Here is the other side of the camera