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Giant Chess Set Using Camera Lenses

You know you’re ballin’ as a photographer when you can use your lens collection to play a giant game of chess.

The complete 32 piece set includes 70-200 f/2.8 pawns, 600mm f/4 Kings and 500mm f4 Queens, 400mm f/2.8 Bishops, 300mm f/2.8 Knights, and 200mm f/2.0 Rooks in black (Nikon) and white (Canon). [#]

If you don’t have a complete set of lenses to make your own set, you can rent a set for a week from LensRentals for $9,221 (not including shipping, which will cost you between $1,100 and $2,400).

(via LensRentals)


 
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  • http://twitter.com/JackCallum Jack Kennedy

    Will this chess game conclude the Nikon Vs Canon war?

  • Jerf

    Money well spent.

  • Confuzzlebot

    Annoys me that these things go to waste. Just another way to show off needlessly. Do it if you want, but don’t post pics. Sometimes I don’t want pics to see if it happened.

  • Confuzzlebot

    Annoys me that these things go to waste. Just another way to show off needlessly. Do it if you want, but don’t post pics. Sometimes I don’t want pics to see if it happened.

  • Anonymous

    Sometimes I hate people like this…

  • Ximenace

    Don’t hate just because you can’t do this. These are high dollar, high value lenses. Whoever got these is showing off, but if he/she can afford it, more power to them.

  • Ximenace

    Don’t hate just because you can’t do this. These are high dollar, high value lenses. Whoever got these is showing off, but if he/she can afford it, more power to them.

  • Ximenace

    Don’t hate just because you can’t do this. These are high dollar, high value lenses. Whoever got these is showing off, but if he/she can afford it, more power to them.

  • Syllogist

    For people who think this is someone’s personal collection, it’s not.  The business is Lensrentals, and this is just a fraction of their inventory.

  • parkher

    They’re not going to waste. The lenses belong to a business that rents them out.

  • Syllogist

    If anything, these lenses get more use and abuse than single-owner lenses anyway..

  • http://twitter.com/BANANAMANANAS Josh Ladella

    So that’s what the employees at LensRentals do in their spare time…

  • Guest

    It’s a publicity stunt to sell their service! Pretty creative in my opinion, and obviously it has worked. Ah if only I had the money to buy even one of them…

  • Sjp30

    Some would call it art… Not too different from photography. They both are art and use lenses…. lol

  • Sjp30

    Some would call it art… Not too different from photography. They both are art and use lenses…. lol

  • http://www.sixangles.com JosiahE.

    This type of thing doesn’t damage the lens at all so I can’t see how they are going to waste.

  • Imagesbyjoani

    Super creative advertising, truly sparked interest and spreads the the word of their name.  Genius!

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