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Jan 03, 2008 14:03 |  #151

dragulaz wrote in post #4622697 (external link)
I'm just waiting for this bad boy to become available. I know it's used, will be a little pricey, and might have a few dings from cosmic debris, but I heard that coupled with the 5D it has AMAZING bokeh.

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Jan 03, 2008 19:18 |  #152

dragulaz wrote in post #4622697 (external link)
I'm just waiting for this bad boy to become available. I know it's used, will be a little pricey, and might have a few dings from cosmic debris, but I heard that coupled with the 5D it has AMAZING bokeh.

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Does it do macro?


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Jan 03, 2008 21:52 |  #153

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Does it do macro?

Minimum focus distance is probably around 20 miles so you would need some really big extension tubes.


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Jan 03, 2008 21:55 |  #154

Love my wife.....She said...ohhhhhh nooooo, you will have it someday won't you! I said errr no, but the 300 2.8IS looks pretty cheap now huh dear?
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Jan 03, 2008 22:11 |  #155

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I've had one of those - well, not quite a big and elaborate. But anyway, I'd take the lens any way.

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Jan 08, 2008 15:01 as a reply to  @ post 4591996 |  #156

Forgive my ignorance but what would possess Canon to even make that lens? The 600mm F4.0L with a TC on it would actually be more useful since the focusing distance would be a lot better than that lens.

Other than something to sit in a display case, I'd never see the use for that. Impressive looking lens though.




  
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Jan 08, 2008 15:05 |  #157

waylandcool wrote in post #4659775 (external link)
Forgive my ignorance but what would possess Canon to even make that lens? The 600mm F4.0L with a TC on it would actually be more useful since the focusing distance would be a lot better than that lens.

Other than something to sit in a display case, I'd never see the use for that. Impressive looking lens though.

You hit the nail on the head: Distance

Yeah, it's an extreme lens but with it, you have the ability to frame subjects at great distances with just "prime" glass. No added distortion or other anomalies induced by a TC (regardless of how minor they may be.)

Mere mortals may not ever have nor see the need to use this but someone, somewhere convinced Canon that it was the right tool that would allow them to get the shot they wanted.


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Jan 09, 2008 02:12 |  #158

Canon 1200mm f/5.6 For Sale!

I'm not selling it, but apparently B&H is:

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ephoto_1200mm_f​_5_6L.html (external link)

Only for $99,000! That's a bargain! I wonder who used to own it and didn't want it anymore. Man, their sales team had fun creating the description on this one.

The Canon 1200/5.6L USM, the longest fixed telephoto lens ever built by Canon, contains 13 elements (2 Fluorite) in 10 groups and focus' down to 49.5'. With an angle-of- view of about 2° on a full-frame 35 mm camera, calling this lens a 'tele' is like calling King Kong a monkey.

Built-to-order by Canon from 1993 to 2005, each lens was hand-crafted at the rate of about 2-per-year and a delivery time of about 18 months. Only a dozen-or-so were ever made. Who bought them? National Geographic magazine and Sports Illustrated are known to own a couple, the Feds probably have a few squirreled away somewhere, and a few well-heeled photo enthusiasts.

Apart from a few minor cosmetic blemishes, this particular lens is extremely clean inside and out. Included with this lens is a leather slip-on 'lens cap', a fitted aluminum trunk case, and a prodigious measure of ego satisfaction. Weighing in at over 36lbs and an overall length of 33 inches, a sturdy tripod and pan/tilt head is highly recommended. Pack mule not included.


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Jan 09, 2008 02:14 as a reply to  @ JBaz's post |  #159

This has been posted so many times now. Quite a giggle still. Have a search for the other threads, more of a funny read.


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Jan 09, 2008 03:15 as a reply to  @ JBaz's post |  #160

I could get a 70-200mm f/4L IS for the postage cost


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Jan 09, 2008 05:16 as a reply to  @ post 4591784 |  #161

Anybody who is willing to pay $98.000 for a USED 1200mm f5.6 L lens is a fool with deep pockets. They only cost around $75.000 brand NEW.
I own a 600mm f4.0L and that's good enough for me.




  
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Jan 09, 2008 05:35 |  #162

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Anybody who is willing to pay $98.000 for a USED 1200mm f5.6 L lens is a fool with deep pockets. They only cost around $75.000 brand NEW.
I own a 600mm f4.0L and that's good enough for me.

Perhaps, back when they were actually being made. If I recall correctly only 8 or 9 exist int he world. Another point - it cost 9.8 million yen originally, which today, is $90k US.


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Jan 09, 2008 09:28 as a reply to  @ JBaz's post |  #163

You don't say... ;)


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Jan 09, 2008 09:34 as a reply to  @ JBaz's post |  #164

Every time I bring up the 300/2.8IS my wife says...ya, at least it's not 99K:p


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Jan 09, 2008 09:36 |  #165

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Every time I bring up the 300/2.8IS my wife says...ya, at least it's not 99K:p

Sounds like a clear invite to go pick up that 300! ;)


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