Watch this amazing footage of the moon taken with a Leica 400mm f/2.8 lens

This amazing video of the moon is called “World’s sharpest super-telephoto lens” and was shot with the Leica 400mm f/2.8 lens:

World’s sharpest super telephoto lens?

The video clips were filmed in August 2015 at only 290m above sea level (camping side in Germany). Some zooming in and out and spinning in post-production with Magix VDL 2016. Panasonic GH4 and a modified Leica 2.8/400mm + 1.4x + 2x + 2x Leica Apo Extender. I wanted to make the viewer feel like observing the moon from a spacecraft. I made some tests with a “Siemens Star” this summer, resolution = 1mm at 480m (0.43 arcsec)! This means 1200 lines/mm, of course wide open!

The Leica APO-TELYT-R 400mm f/2.8 lens can be purchase used at B&H Photo and eBay:

Leica APO-TELYT-R 400mm f/2.8 lens by NikonRumors on Scribd

The most expensive lens in the world (it’s a Leica of course): LEICA APO-TELYT-R 1:5.6/1600mm

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