Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/27

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Subject: [Leica] Canon 800mm IS
From: wildlightphoto at (
Date: Sat Dec 27 21:43:51 2008

James Laird wrote:

> I've also considered the 560 6.8 Telyt but they seem to
> be in very short supply and I just don't know if I could get used to
> carrying that cannon around. Still considering.

The 560mm f/6.8 is bulky but it's also very lightweight, about 5.5 lb (vs. 
9.9 lb for the 800mm f/5.6).  I've climbed mountains with it.

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento