A Monster Lens From Carl Zeiss: 1700mm Telephoto

Carl Zeiss STL Sonnar

This one’s just for show and not for everybody else like you and me. Carl Zeiss is exhibiting a humongous 1700mm telephoto lens at this year’s Photokina tradeshow which kicks off September 29th in Cologne, Germany.

Dubbed the STL Sonnar, the telephoto lens weighs 256 kg, has a focal length of 1700mm, f/4 speed and 21x magnification. It appears to be custom-built for a client who will be using it on the very high-end Hasselblad 203 FE with a 6 x 6 medium format film.

Check out Hall 2.1, Booth B010 if you happen to be at the Photokina convention during those days. The STL Sonnar will be there.

Read more about the STL Sonnar at Zeiss.com.

[Via Engadget.com]

Chris Malinao

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