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Archive 2005 · Where are the 1200mm's?
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Where are the 1200mm's?


I remember reading that there are only about 10 of the Canon 1200mm IS L lenses (around $80,000) in the world, and that 2 were owned by Sports Illustrated Magazine.
Well, this morning I saw news of people watching the Pope, and saw 3 of them within 5 feet of each other!
I just wonder who the journalists were. Life? World News? The Star?



Mar 28, 2005 at 01:02 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Where are the 1200mm's?


I am pretty sure more then ten exist. The tabloids have these lenses. They shoot from helicoters and from far away to get some of the image they need.

Jon



Mar 28, 2005 at 01:06 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Where are the 1200mm's?


It took me about 2 months of playing around with my 600L IS on a solid rest to get great photo's.

I doubt I would ever get a decent photo from a 1200L shooting from a helicopter!

spartan



Mar 28, 2005 at 01:26 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Where are the 1200mm's?


spartan123 wrote:
I doubt I would ever get a decent photo from a 1200L shooting from a helicopter!


I think Jon was describing some of the tactics to used for the shot rather than implying that they shoot with the 1200L from helicopters.




Mar 28, 2005 at 01:41 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Where are the 1200mm's?


I know.

But could you imagine the look on people's faces seeing that monster poking out of a heli



Mar 28, 2005 at 01:43 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Where are the 1200mm's?


Canon does make these lenses as a "custom order" model. They are hand built and made only when requested.

If you have the cash then contact canon and im shure thay could build you one.....



Mar 28, 2005 at 01:48 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Where are the 1200mm's?


It's not an IS lens.


Mar 28, 2005 at 02:07 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Where are the 1200mm's?


spartan123 wrote:
It took me about 2 months of playing around with my 600L IS on a solid rest to get great photo's.

I doubt I would ever get a decent photo from a 1200L shooting from a helicopter!


I read somewhere that tabloid photographers really don't care that much about sharpness and clarity, because fuzzy pictures command higher prices. They actually deliberately shoot out of focus shots to get the desired fuzziness. Apparently, editors think that a shot must have been harder to get if it's fuzzy, and they'll pay more for it.



Mar 28, 2005 at 02:13 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Where are the 1200mm's?


spartan123 wrote:
I doubt I would ever get a decent photo from a 1200L shooting from a helicopter!

spartan


Have you seen how big this lens is? It is shipped in a create and It comes with its own tripod!

I saw some pics of it being used with one of those canon video cameras and they where getting a 7x crop factor using the EOS adaptor! The then put a 2x convertor on and doubled that number!!

You will never be able to hand hold the lens its Massive!



Mar 28, 2005 at 02:14 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Where are the 1200mm's?


Here's one of them:
http://www.dvinfo.net/canon/images/images17.php



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Where are the 1200mm's?


Nikon users have even bigger monster, 1200-1700/5.6-8, although its manual focus and discontinued...


Mar 28, 2005 at 02:39 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Where are the 1200mm's?


There is a guy from FM that owns one. He is also the founder of Oakley optics, Jim Jannard is his name I believe. He has a real impressive story about his creation of the oakley brand. He also takes some really nice images although I dont see him post much anymore.


Mar 28, 2005 at 02:55 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Where are the 1200mm's?


lilricky wrote:
Here's one of them:
http://www.dvinfo.net/canon/images/images17.php


The thing that really gets me going on that page is the last picture. The guy in the last picture is standing in front of a stack of maybe 8 500mm f/4 IS new in the box...wow...

jeff



Mar 28, 2005 at 05:32 PM
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stevei wrote:
I read somewhere that tabloid photographers really don't care that much about sharpness and clarity, because fuzzy pictures command higher prices. They actually deliberately shoot out of focus shots to get the desired fuzziness. Apparently, editors think that a shot must have been harder to get if it's fuzzy, and they'll pay more for it.


Actually, this is not true. The reason why mst paparazzi photos are blurry or grainy is that they are cropped quite a bit. Blurry pictures don't sell for more, it's just that alot of the sellable pictures are blurry due to cropping/enlarging.

There is a GREAT photo book out/coming out, Paparazzi and Our Obsession with Celebrity, edited by Peter Howe. It gives a great inside look at paparazzi life and how they work. After reading the book, I have a better understanding of the "paparazzi" and what they do.



Mar 28, 2005 at 05:55 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Where are the 1200mm's?


Navy S.E.A.L.s?


Mar 28, 2005 at 06:16 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Where are the 1200mm's?


1700 - that sees into the future doesnt it?

or

1700, that reaches around the curvature of the earth and you can take a picture of yourself taking a picture of yourself




Mar 28, 2005 at 07:02 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Where are the 1200mm's?


rwhsurf wrote:
There is a guy from FM that owns one. He is also the founder of Oakley optics, Jim Jannard is his name I believe. He has a real impressive story about his creation of the oakley brand. He also takes some really nice images although I dont see him post much anymore.


Some years ago, there was also a FM-member that owned one and had it in his signature. His FM-name was 'spieden' or something like that. I don't know if it's the same person you mention.



Mar 28, 2005 at 07:17 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Where are the 1200mm's?


Yep lexvo thats him.. Here is his wesite and FM signature

Jim
1Ds, 1D, 14mm, 16-35mm, 24-70L, 50
f1.0, 70-200L, 85 f1.2, 100 Macro, 300
f2.8, 600 f4, 1200 f5.6

website www.jannard.com



Mar 28, 2005 at 07:27 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Where are the 1200mm's?


spartan123 wrote:
But could you imagine the look on people's faces seeing that monster poking out of a heli


"Duck and cover" comes to mind.



Mar 28, 2005 at 08:46 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Where are the 1200mm's?


Actually I've seen the SEALs using a 600, but not a 1200.

E



Mar 28, 2005 at 08:49 PM
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