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Archive 2004 · 1200mm
JoeArndt
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · 1200mm


Tried the 2x extender for a good amount of time on the 600mm f/4 IS today, and I was quite surprised/pleased that the results were usable.

Here's a shot

Makes me wonder what that native 1200mm lens is like....

Oh, no....



Aug 09, 2004 at 12:27 AM
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Wow! Beautiful vivid/contrasy shot!!!!!! The bokeh is very "smooth." Well, as for the EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM lens, there's only about ten in the entire world, and National Geographic owns two of them

By the way they're all hand made and cost $80,000 each - and no that doesn't include sales tax



Aug 09, 2004 at 12:32 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · 1200mm


...that would be $8,600 in California


Aug 09, 2004 at 12:32 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · 1200mm


Don't worry...I won't be lusting after the 1200mm.

Having that reach, though, is pretty amazing...



Aug 09, 2004 at 12:35 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · 1200mm


What the heck, we can dream...

1200mm lens

But it doesn't have IS? That can't be.



Aug 09, 2004 at 12:36 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · 1200mm


>>With Extender EF 1.4x or 2x. a whopping focal length of 1700mm f/8 or 2400mm f/11 can be obtained respectively.<<




Aug 09, 2004 at 12:37 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · 1200mm


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - u can photograph Jupiter's moon easily w/ that thing!!

wouldn't it be nice to have one though!?!?!?! the only problem would be lugging it around - - - - - - -it's 40pounds!!!

and i thought the same thing - "It doesn't have IS"?!?! - though that would raise the price even more .



Aug 09, 2004 at 12:41 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · 1200mm


It's a unique design. They've actually built a handle into the thing, so I guess you're supposed to carry it...




Aug 09, 2004 at 12:42 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · 1200mm


Hehe. Somehow that just doesn't look "fun."


Aug 09, 2004 at 12:47 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · 1200mm


try this: www.dvinfo.net/canon/images/images17.php


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · 1200mm


If you take that 600 and stack a 1.4x and 2x, you can get out to almost 1700mm. I've tried it with my 500 and, if the light is good, the results are
surprisingly good. On the other hand, if the light is bad, so are the results.
Also, amazingly, with a 1 series body, with the stacked converters you will
maintain AF because the camera only knows that the converter closest to
the lens is on board. With the 500 and stacked converters, AF was a bit slow, but it did lock in.
Les



Aug 09, 2004 at 12:49 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · 1200mm


Interestingly enough (ok, for me anyway), the 1200/5.6 may not work with the dReb, which makes it useless IMO

From 300D Specs:
Quick-return half mirror
(Transmission:reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF 600mm f/4 or shorter lens)


Actually, I recall several bodies being rated the same way.



Aug 09, 2004 at 12:52 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · 1200mm


So let me understand this, you spend $80,000 for a lenss and you still need to tape the pins to use the 2x extender


Aug 09, 2004 at 01:00 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · 1200mm


Paul Kierstead wrote:
Interestingly enough (ok, for me anyway), the 1200/5.6 may not work with the dReb, which makes it useless IMO


Ahh...but even more interesting is in that ad that Joe linked to, there's a very prominant link to the 300D site under "Useful Info". So I don't know, Paul...maybe you should buy it anyway. And, hey, if it turns out the lens doesn't work, you can always offer it for sale here at FM on the Buy and Sell forum. 'Course the buyer may have to take out a loan just to pay the PayPal fees.



Aug 09, 2004 at 01:00 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · 1200mm


A lens like that for sale on eBay would probably make the news.


Aug 09, 2004 at 01:12 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · 1200mm


i agree


Aug 09, 2004 at 01:15 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · 1200mm


Joe,

Is that the copy you sent in for repair? That is a great shot by the way.

Jeff



Aug 09, 2004 at 01:49 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · 1200mm


I want one, I don't know why, but I do...do you think I would get looks at the zoo...maybe I could use it to pick up chicks at the beach


Aug 09, 2004 at 01:53 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · 1200mm


the picture you linked to is a gif. i thought gifs were limited to 256 colors. maybe if you saved it as a jpeg it would look even better.


Aug 09, 2004 at 01:54 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · 1200mm


I don't think it needs IS; no one can ever handhold such a beast.


Aug 09, 2004 at 01:57 AM
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