Comments on: Unleashing “The Beast” What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 By: Dieter Sat, 01 Sep 2007 12:00:03 +0000 Maybe next year you can use it with a D300 and TC20e – That would be 5200mm (35mm eq.) at f11~16… 😀
I hope you use it with one of those Nikon-EOS adaptors and didn’t destroy it for further use with Nikon Cameras 😉


By: mal langsdon Tue, 14 Aug 2007 12:25:11 +0000 Hello,

The 1200-1700mm Nikon lens is no longer in the Nikon catalogue. It was produced in very limited quantity in the 90’s. We aquired ours as a used model. I dont know what the original price used to be.
Here is a link about the lens. panies/nikon/nikkoresources/zoomsMF/1200 1700mm.htm

Best rgds


By: Boy Espejo Jr. Tue, 14 Aug 2007 11:29:52 +0000 How much does the 1200-1700mm f5.6 IF-ED Nikon zoom cost, pray tell? Is it available in stores or is it made to order?
Your response will be deeply appreciated!

By: Kevin Sat, 28 Jul 2007 13:01:14 +0000 Hi Mal

May I just say a photographers blog is a great idea, I came across the TDF piece and then saw this.

I was aware of the existence of this lens, but the photo’s I’ve seen don’t do it justice – it’s absolutely enormous.

It’s great to see one in use and capturing images still.

Can I ask what’s the minimum focus distance like, and does the focus shift when zoomed?



By: mal langsdon Wed, 18 Jul 2007 21:47:02 +0000 2000mm f.11 (a 200mm f.11 would be a kind of exercise in futility) though…!!

By: mal langsdon Wed, 18 Jul 2007 21:45:09 +0000 Hi Denis,
We sgtrive to seek out useful equipment wherever it may lurk! To answer your question, no, we did not have this lens for the Pope story it was aquired afterwards. But we did had at our disposal two (yes two)1200mm 5.6 Canon lenses which gave us a nice edge on quality coverage. We also used the 300-800 sigma at the Vatican too.
For your info the 1200-1700 is very bright when you look though it, as adverse to the earlier Nikon 200mm f.11 mirror lens I used at the Vatican during Pope Jean Paul I and II elections. At 2 stops down (f.11) the 1200/1700 is Summicron sharp!

By: Denis Balibouse Wed, 18 Jul 2007 19:30:22 +0000 Looks great !
That’s what i like in this company to be able to try things.
I knew that there was some Nikon equipment left somewhere !
This lens was not used for the pope ?