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EF 1200/5.6L USM up for sale in UK
  
 
jcolwell
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http://www.dpreview.com/articles/7946922415/rare-canon-ef-1200mm-f-5-6l-usm-goes-on-sale-in-uk

Dibs!



Aug 15, 2014 at 09:21 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · EF 1200/5.6L USM up for sale in UK


Love the description on dpreview but at 36 lbs, I think it should come with a sherpa...


Aug 15, 2014 at 09:33 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · EF 1200/5.6L USM up for sale in UK


As we speak, Petkal, in desperate need of a back-up, is aboard a steamship crossing the pond to inspect the item in person...



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Aug 15, 2014 at 09:37 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · EF 1200/5.6L USM up for sale in UK


Being ustabilized really limits the usability of such a long and heavy lens- someone should come up with a teleconverter with optical stabilization in it .


Aug 15, 2014 at 09:40 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · EF 1200/5.6L USM up for sale in UK


From DPReview:

"A copy of one of the largest interchangeable lenses for SLRs ever produced has emerged for sale second-hand at a UK retailer. Canon's massive EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM is a rare beast, and the longest lens in the world with AF. MPB Photographic describes it as being in mint condition and has priced the lens at 99,000."

The lens was in production for a limited time in the '90s, and it's not known exactly how many copies are in existence. According B&H, which also came into possession of a copy of the lens in 2009, it's rumored that there are around 20. The lens weighs in at 16.5kg / 36.3 lbs, and provides an angle of view of only 2.5. It features two fluorite elements and a ten-bladed aperture. Naturally, it comes with its own locking case, official leather lens cap and a drop-in Gelatin II filter."


From the sellers web site:

http://www.mpbphotographic.co.uk/used-equipment/used-lenses/used-canon-fit-lenses/canon-ef-1200mm-f56-l-usm-1

"This incredibly rare lens is in virtually immaculate condition with barely a discernable mark anywhere on the barrel. Optically stunning, it has no marks or scratches on any of its 13 elements. The lens mount is clean and free of any scratches, as is the drop in Gelatin II filter. The built-in lens hood extends and locks securely.
The focus ring moves with a smooth and fluid motion, as does the rotatable lens mount. All buttons move and lock perfectly. A suitable tripod and head are available upon request.

This is a beautiful example of this incredible and rare lens, and we welcome enquiries from all around the world.

Free worldwide delivery.

Includes:
Official Purpose Built Hard Flight Case With Keys
Official Leather Lens Cap
Rear Lens Cap
Canon Gelatin II Drop-in Filter

Stay tuned to this page for content and videos with this lens over the coming days.




99,000.00


99,000 British Pound Sterling equals $165,270.60 US Dollar

But free shipping with purchase!



Aug 15, 2014 at 09:41 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · EF 1200/5.6L USM up for sale in UK


Should work a beut on my gigapan


Aug 15, 2014 at 10:31 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · EF 1200/5.6L USM up for sale in UK


onegreatcity wrote:
As we speak, Petkal, in desperate need of a back-up, is aboard a steamship crossing the pond to inspect the item in person...



The notorious colector like PetKal would surely do anything to complete his collection of Gears. I'm quite sure that's the only one he's missing.






Aug 15, 2014 at 10:37 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · EF 1200/5.6L USM up for sale in UK


Sorry, I already scooped it up. I'm gonna use it on my M when I'm not using the Ibelux 40mm f/0.85


Aug 15, 2014 at 11:58 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · EF 1200/5.6L USM up for sale in UK


I wonder if the guy selling it's switching to Nikon for the 1200-1700mm...


Aug 16, 2014 at 12:47 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · EF 1200/5.6L USM up for sale in UK


Shouldn't be a problem to pan with it to get BIF..... :-)


Aug 16, 2014 at 01:36 AM
 

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I see the price on sellers page includes 20% VAT + free international shipping.

Curious if anyone knows what happens if it's a US Sale? Does VAT apply or drop off ?

(talking over 30K US $ here ...)






Aug 16, 2014 at 01:47 AM
Ian.Dobinson
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unclechuck wrote:
I see the price on sellers page includes 20% VAT + free international shipping.

Curious if anyone knows what happens if it's a US Sale? Does VAT apply or drop off ?

(talking over 30K US $ here ...)




if an item is for export then in the end yes .
that could be either by them not charging VAT if they are allowed to by the HMRC . I think if they are a known exporter they can do that .

or more likely they would charge you VAT as its really a retail transaction rather than a wholesale one and the buyer would claim it back upon export of the item .



Aug 16, 2014 at 06:33 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · EF 1200/5.6L USM up for sale in UK


Herb wrote:
Shouldn't be a problem to pan with it to get BIF..... :-)


I think it pans you.



Aug 16, 2014 at 12:10 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · EF 1200/5.6L USM up for sale in UK


...or a 600mm f/4 II with a 2xTC. But...that's f/8. And they always say sometimes that extra stop of light can cost a LOT more money...


Aug 16, 2014 at 02:39 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · EF 1200/5.6L USM up for sale in UK


I was considering it, but then I found out it was focus by wire only.


Aug 16, 2014 at 04:01 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · EF 1200/5.6L USM up for sale in UK


This is daft beyond measure...


Aug 16, 2014 at 07:07 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · EF 1200/5.6L USM up for sale in UK


Used it last weekend was disappointed with center sharpness wide open
Once stopped down to f/8 very sharp even in corners ...

But who buys a 1200 f/5.6 not to shoot it wide open ?
Those people would do better with the 600 f/5.6 and add a 2xIII and save enough for an extra body or three

IMHO
Jefferson





Aug 16, 2014 at 08:16 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · EF 1200/5.6L USM up for sale in UK


I hear that the Mk III extenders work very well on the big boy.


Aug 16, 2014 at 08:20 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · EF 1200/5.6L USM up for sale in UK


Can you stack 'em ... ?


Aug 16, 2014 at 08:23 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · EF 1200/5.6L USM up for sale in UK


If you've got 'em, you can stack 'em (with a short extension tube or Kenko TC in between).

1200mm x 2 x 1.4 x 1.4 = 4800mm. That's 7680mm equiv. on Might Mouse (SL1). Wow!



Aug 16, 2014 at 08:25 PM
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