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Jan 06, 2013 23:42 |  #16

I love mine. I use it inverted with my kenko tubes.




  
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Jan 07, 2013 07:26 |  #17

Pepe Guitarra wrote in post #15454419 (external link)
I wonder if the price includes the shipping and paypal fees or we need to send the $120k as a gift.

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Jan 07, 2013 07:29 |  #18

gjl711 wrote in post #15454734 (external link)
The 1200 is impressive but far from the biggest. Need some reach to do a little birding? This is the lens for you.
http://www.petapixel.c​om …200mm-canon-lens-on-ebay/ (external link)

Haha... the minimum focus distance on the 5200mm is 393'. Dang, that rules it out for shooting football.


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Jan 07, 2013 07:33 |  #19

convergent wrote in post #15455780 (external link)
Haha... the minimum focus distance on the 5200mm is 393'. Dang, that rules it out for shooting football.

I get that to be around 17 feet .
IE 520cm / 30 = 17 (ish)




  
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Jan 07, 2013 07:34 |  #20

Echo Johnson wrote in post #15454391 (external link)
I found it perfect for car interiors.

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Jan 07, 2013 09:04 |  #21

Foggiest wrote in post #15455791 (external link)
I get that to be around 17 feet .
IE 520cm / 30 = 17 (ish)

The 5200mm referred to is the focal length of the lens. The 393 feet is the closest distance it will focus.


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Jan 07, 2013 09:41 |  #22

^Not an issue.
Just add 1000mm extension tubes and you get a minimum focusing distance of 4.8m and close to life size.
That is 15 kenko sets!
The effective aperture might suffer a little bit though...


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Jan 07, 2013 10:01 as a reply to  @ juanpafer's post |  #23

This lens would be PERFECT with a 6D, what with its wi-fi capability. For those expecting, I'm thinking baby delivery shots with a tripod set-up a few buildings over from the hospital, shutter triggered via smart phone. Will just have to make sure that the delivery room windows are clean (or even better, open) so-as to maximize shot quality. May need to have the hospital re-arrange furniture and such so that all action can be viewed through the window. Would eliminate the need for an actual camera in the room! What a nuisance, right?




  
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Jan 07, 2013 11:09 |  #24

rockygarcia wrote in post #15454326 (external link)
My favorite portrait lens! Great for handholding.

I found it a bit front heavy at first, but got used to it eventually.




  
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Jan 07, 2013 11:19 |  #25

AstroNewbie wrote in post #15456490 (external link)
I found it a bit front heavy at first, but got used to it eventually.

I had the same issue when I put my EOS-M on it! I just stuck a 580EXII flash on the EOS-M and balance was perfect! Oh...I only inserted 3 batteries in the flash. The 4th would have made it tail heavy!


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Jan 07, 2013 11:36 |  #26

Madweasel wrote in post #15456069 (external link)
The 5200mm referred to is the focal length of the lens. The 393 feet is the closest distance it will focus.

Ahhh , well maybe my math is better than my reading comprehension then ! :)




  
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Jan 07, 2013 14:39 |  #27

convergent wrote in post #15455780 (external link)
Haha... the minimum focus distance on the 5200mm is 393'. Dang, that rules it out for shooting football.

Not if you shoot from the blimp.


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Jan 07, 2013 16:23 |  #28

B&H (er, I guess, TDP) did a post on it.. pretty cool, but I just can't imagine the use for it..

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …etter/Canon-EF-1200mm.jsp (external link)


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Jan 07, 2013 16:25 |  #29

I love the 1200mm, great walk around lens on a crop sensor camera.


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Jan 07, 2013 16:28 |  #30

I use it to shoot Watches first Watch was Big Ben .


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