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Old 04-14-2010, 11:30 AM   post #1 of 3
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Default Spiratone "Girl Watcher" 400mm lens

Here are some shots from a Spiratone 400mm "Girl Watchers" lens, vintage 1974 or 1975. There were 4 company's at the time offering 400mm budget lenses for $44, I believe. They might have been from the same company as Hydro Harold alluded to in this post.

What was great about the Spiratone, was the lens case. I went to many Mizzou football games with my camera and lens around my neck, and my big lens case carrying a fifth of something. I never got caught! Here is proof (to myself) that I attended the games, plus a bird shot. The second shot is of the famous Mizzou Golden Girls (I think I have more of those than football shots), and the fourth picture is a botched field goal attempt from the 1984 game (Missouri v Notre Dame) that would have won the game for Mizzou. All of the football shots were taken from "the Hill" which were from the North end zone. The bird shot is from the mid-70's.










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Old 04-14-2010, 12:00 PM   post #2 of 3
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Default Re: Spiratone "Girl Watcher" 400mm lens

Not being from around there, how far away is the "hill" at the stadium?

Had a 200mm and I thought that was pretty good.

Yours is definitely a Girl Watcher without getting caught watching!
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Default Re: Spiratone "Girl Watcher" 400mm lens

The "Hill" is just a sloped part of the North end zone where there are no bleachers.

Here is a pic from this year:

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