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Why are some big telephoto lenses so expensive compared to telescopes?

I'm looking at an ad for a used Canon 1200mm f/5.6L EF USM Autofocus Lens where they are asking $180,000. Yes, that's not a typo. I don't get it. I'm an amateur astronomer and I know I can buy a ...
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How does Nikon measure "minimum focus distance" for Macro/Micro lenses?

This question is about Nikon SLR terminology. The answer could be different for non-SLR cameras, or for different maker. The "minimum focusing distance" in the spec — it's measured and listed between ...
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How do focal length, minimum focus distance, and magnification interact on a lens?

I have a question about zoom lenses that I can't find the answer. It's about these 3 concepts: Maximum Magnification (MM) Minimum Focusing Distance (MFD) Longest Focal Length (let's say LFL :) ) On ...
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Should Minimum Focus Distance be high or low for better macro photography?

What is best for macro photography high or low minimum focus distance (MFD) ? where to find this information on a lens/camera and how should i read it ?
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How do I calculate what the working distance will be with a macro reversed lens setup?

Once I got hooked up on macro photography and bought a 105mm 1:1 macro lens. I really like the lens and it also gives me a decent working distance. However, I started being obsessed with getting ...