View Full Version : Holy Telephoto Batman!
01-07-2008, 02:05 AM
I was cruising the B&H site and found this!:yikes:
Canon Super Telephoto (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/800557508-USE/Canon__Super_Telephoto_1200mm_f_5_6L.html)
I wonder what it cost new!:Wow1:
01-07-2008, 02:20 AM
Check out the cost to ship it :D Even UPS Ground is over $500 to me. You would think at $99k they would just have you buy a couple plane tickets :D
01-07-2008, 02:45 AM
I think the price has gone up because the lens is rare. There are only about a dozen of them and I think Canon Professional Services owns two and Sports Illustrated owns two. I recall they weigh about 30 lb. and essentially every part of the lens is a one-off. I'm not completely sure, but I think the new price (when they were still "in production) was closer to $60,000 - $90,000
01-07-2008, 05:51 AM
Weight 36.2 lb
Man that is a monster. Would love to see photos taken with it.
01-07-2008, 02:21 PM
Some links on the 1200mm
And don't forget the 5200mm
01-07-2008, 02:34 PM
WOW. Just wow, almost 3 feet long and over 36 lbs. you'd need a second person to help hold the thing. I now know why it has handles on both sides.
01-07-2008, 03:25 PM
I got a kick out of this:
"Remember that the XL1 EOS adapter multiplies the focal length of any EOS lens by a factor of 7.2, so this 1200mm lens had an effective 35mm equivalent focal length in the neighborhood of 8640mm, which isn't a lens anymore, but a telescope"
From here: http://www.dvinfo.net/canon/images/images17.php
01-07-2008, 04:53 PM
That is just CRAZY!
01-08-2008, 03:21 AM
Yup, never in my future.
01-08-2008, 03:28 AM
that thing makes the hubble look like a lego set! do you realy need to take a pic of the skin cells on someones face from space? wow.
01-08-2008, 03:32 PM
Shoot, and here i thought i was cool when i used a huge telephoto like they use for PGA tour. Dang!
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