And you probably have someway damaged a chunk of drugs as costly as this, you may have my honest sympathy. This is what occurs when a projectile touring over 100 mph meets a really, very, very, very costly digicam lens. 

Edwin Encarnacion hits baseballs actually laborious, typically as much as 114 mph. At immediately’s Indians and Athletics sport, he hit a screaming line drive foul ball into the digicam bay. At first, I assumed it hit Andre Knott, the Indians’ beloved on-the-field reporter, however he caught his head out of the digicam bay and flashed a thumbs up, after which I did not take into consideration the foul ball once more, till my cellphone buzzed with a notification that Encarnacion had really hit one of many broadcast cameras dead-on. That is a shattered Fujinon Digipower 76 lens, a unit that retailed someplace north of $100,000 when it got here out a couple of years in the past. In different phrases, you might throw a few immediately’s costliest 100-megapixel medium format cameras off a roof and never come near jeopardizing the quantity of apparatus that errant foul did. 

The Digipower 76 is a broadcast lens designed for the 9.6 x 5.4mm picture format for 16:9 tv. It has a 76x zoom vary masking focal lengths from 9.3mm to 710mm (18.6mm to 1,420mm with a 2x extender), a most aperture vary of f/1.7-f/3.6 (impressively, it holds f/1.7 all the way in which to 334mm), a formidable matching T-stop vary of T1.8-T3.8, and a bevy of neat options, all weighing in at 48 lbs (21.Eight kg). 

By the way in which, final season, Giancarlo Stanton hit a house run that managed to critically injury a Canon XJ72, a lens that sat round $60,000 in worth, so it seems Encarnacion is upping the ante. So far as I can inform, a Digipower 101 would most likely be the costliest lens to smack, with a price ticket properly above $200,000. There’s nonetheless half a season of baseball left, so we’ll see what occurs. 

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