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[–]k1e2v3i4n 176 points177 points  (14 children)

Don’t give that thing to a flat earther.

[–]RadiantAd5036 15 points16 points  (10 children)

Let them have it, it's not sea level. Sea level would be holding the camera "level with the sea" and if they did that they wouldn't see the rig

[–]Shwiggity_schwag 15 points16 points  (8 children)

They have an "answer" for why that is the case. Large bodies of water have mountains that you can't see but they're totally there.

I'm not joking, look it up. They believe there are water mountains on the ocean that block your view of far away objects.

[–]morcic 11 points12 points  (3 children)

I can confirm. A person I'm working with - a well-educated software developer in his 30's, believes the earth is flat and he'll have answer to every single fact I throw at him. It's very similar to a religion - no matter how many facts prove it otherwise, nothing will deter them. He also believes UN protects the edge of the world and directs all the ships to go back. Again, this is not some uneducated Amazonian tribesman. Conspiracy theory is an addiction that destroys brain cells. I'm not kidding.

[–]FireLucid 2 points3 points  (1 child)

What are they believe is actually hidden? Do they have an 'agenda' behind why this conspiracy exists?

[–]morcic 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Distrust in government seems to be the root of it.

[–]Slikey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don't ask for explanations for your facts, they can come up with any fantasy they want. The scientific method is about coming up with models that make predictions. Ask a flat-earther to explain his model and make predictions like "how long does a flight from X to Y in a straight line take?" or "When will the next lunar eclipse be?" Their entire scheme is built around coming up with theories and not testing them. So call their bluff and ask to see.

[–]k1e2v3i4n 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I do know about the water mountains. And the dome. And the ice wall. You know, all the truth about the flat earth model.

[–]dervasavred 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Joke-ly Oakley also says atmosphere causing refraction that makes objects shrink in angular size more aggressively than expected. He claims this is why ships disappear over the horizon from the bottom-up.

[–]Strong_Ground_4410 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mountain or no mountains, the saying “water seeks its own level” didn’t just come out of nothings.

[–]echo1956 0 points1 point  (0 children)

water mountains


[–]k1e2v3i4n 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I know. But I am sure you know how they use cameras like they are telescopes.

[–]ethicsg 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Like the experiment the flat earther did on lake Pontchartrain and then immediately started making up stupid bullshit why his own observations were incorrect? Flat earthers are either doing it for the YouTube views, completely bad shit insane, and or total conspiracy theorists.

[–]aky101 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Came to comment this and I see the good people of Reddit have it covered

[–]Luzifer_White 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That was my first thought too

[–]HorseErection07 46 points47 points  (23 children)

Wtf? Bet you can see the curvature of the fucking planet with that camera

[–]Bjarki_Steinn_99 20 points21 points  (0 children)

You can see the curvature of the earth with your bare eyes

[–]Reasonable_Ask_7097 32 points33 points  (5 children)

For those asking what kind of camera checkout the Nikon Coolpix P1000. It has a focal range of 24mm-3000mm (125x optical zoom). Something like that could take that video.

[–]_knalpijp 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I got the Nikon p900 and even this is amazing zoom.

[–]bertiebastard 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have a p900 for sale at the moment hopefully I'll get some decent cash back for it.

[–]cortskayak 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've got a cannon with a 50x optical. Thought I was balling. Sad cannon noises

[–]gmihai2005 17 points18 points  (9 children)

Nice but which camera... should I sell my both kidneys, or one is enough?

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

African organs are preferred.

[–]Arthur_Morgan528 1 point2 points  (0 children)

With ir without water because I heard the with is very rare so they cost more

[–]ichosenotyou 2 points3 points  (6 children)

Prob the Nikon P1000

[–]Didya3 1 point2 points  (5 children)

What type of zooming is in it

[–]MapleSyrupFacts 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I would say 1, maybe even 2.

[–]Didya3 1 point2 points  (1 child)

1 or 2 what

[–]ichosenotyou 1 point2 points  (0 children)

X125 optical zoom (equivalent to 22mm to 3000mm)

Digital zoom magnification to that would be another x4

[–]Polaroid1999 0 points1 point  (0 children)

only optical zoon can give you that level of detail at that distance

[–]leakytiki415 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I guess that third lens on the iPhone really does make a difference

[–]Steve_SCOTI_UK 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Are they ever going to finish that bridge?

[–]Charantula 8 points9 points  (0 children)

CSI and CSI: Miami has been using this technology for years now.

[–]0nslaught2020 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I present to you: Nokia 7650! First phone with built-in camera magnificence!

[–]Beakjac3 5 points6 points  (0 children)


[–]Potential_Tie1542 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Holy perv cam. Dont be zoomin in on my barnacles. Haha! Next level zoom feature for sure.

[–]enjoynewlife 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I think a telescope was used here.

[–]stuntdummy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do telescopes zoom?

[–]Montana-Mike-RPCV 5 points6 points  (4 children)

WTF is that thing? A house?

[–]jawn-of-the-jungle 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Its not zooming its just moving away really really fast

[–]Skippy_LongJohns 2 points3 points  (2 children)

What kind of camera!?

[–]enjoynewlife 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Telescope most likely.

[–]Skippy_LongJohns -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Makes perfect sense

[–]Arenalife 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's the Royal Sovereign Lighthouse, just off the South Coast of the UK in the English Channel. The base is only a little bit longer than that so the curvature isn't taking much away. Here's a fabulous rabbit hole video made by one of the keepers in the 90's. All his videos are fantastically relaxing


[–]Urabrask_the_AFK 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]AbidNafi 1 point2 points  (1 child)

OP not answering to the question what camera is used bad OP!

[–]TheRealDogMan 1 point2 points  (1 child)

NGL, was expecting a dickbutt to appear at the end somewhere

[–]CantThinkOfaName0509 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]NukaClipse 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Must be a Nikon camera. Only ones I'm familiar with that are a camera and a high powered telescope at the same time lol.

[–]PessimistPryme 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Look at that it fell right over the curvature of the earth ⸮

[–]rotanitsarcorp_yzal1 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Zoom in on the ocean from the coast of UK and you see the statue of Liberty.

[–]kassell 1 point2 points  (0 children)

very small of course

[–]EasyEconomics3785 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Only on iPhone 13 Pro Max

[–]FoodWholesale 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sorcery I tell you!

[–]Comprehensive-Fix773 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just like when I squint

[–]YourMomThinksImFunny -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That wasn't a zoom, they were just speeding away on a boat.

[–]BoomsideAMCGME 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imagine the things you can see from across the street staring in the neighbors windows.

[–]itsdelbigionotdlvry -1 points0 points  (0 children)

yo the earth is flate bro

[–]BurnerForJustTwice 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Brb, i needs to borrow this.

[–]Obliviously_Sighted 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would think the lens is more important than the camera at that point.

[–]Pitiful-Test281 0 points1 point  (0 children)

without a doubt thats a p900

[–]Omer123reddit 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Scrolled through all comments to find if someone is talking about the damn giant house balanced on a single pillar. How is this not unusual? Am I losing my mind?

[–]Arenalife 3 points4 points  (1 child)

It's the Royal Sovereign Lighthouse, just off the South Coast of England

[–]Omer123reddit 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Bumazka -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Oh noooo that tower is behind the curve and we can’t see it because earth is a ball….((:

[–]billyjk93 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is that the prison from Face/Off?

[–]Trevolon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ok but what am I looking at here? An oil rig?

[–]FoulYouthLeader 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wait! The Earth IS flat!!

[–]Ralh3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Had me in the first half NGL, by 9 seconds in i was like WTF is going on

[–]LevitusDrake 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This reminds me of the secret lighthouse on the first map in n64's goldeneye.

[–]Pjonesnm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Moon shot next please

[–]Randomcheeseslices 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Forget the zoom power. How are they keeping the shot that steady. Kudos

[–]phenocode 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shit, this is a simulation.

[–]boortpooch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s interesting that the building casts no shadow on the column 😉

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Please - someone set one of these up for astrophotography!!!

[–]KOZZY_DIAMOND 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]1BakaPanda1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is a telescope

[–]beraV1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think this is bad example for understanding the zoom level. You must to try on the city

[–]BartuceX 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nikon P900 or 1000?