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Archive 2009 · Canon 1200mm 5.6 sighting (B&H)
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p.1 #1 · Canon 1200mm 5.6 sighting (B&H)


Ok, this is a rare bird....it's not even on Canon's 2008 catalog. Holy Christmas!!!!

http://www.video.bhphotovideo.com/index.jsp?auto_band=x&rf=sv&fr_story=ce11c4ef8000f044fc9bd67263a0bc7bb155dc9e

Can someone buy this for me?? I'll be your best friend....

Dave



May 07, 2009 at 03:00 AM
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p.1 #2 · Canon 1200mm 5.6 sighting (B&H)


This is old news http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/763856/0#6985556


But I would take the 1200mm too



May 07, 2009 at 03:01 AM
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p.1 #3 · Canon 1200mm 5.6 sighting (B&H)


Now I did a search and did not come up with anything so I posted it. O well.

Dave



May 07, 2009 at 03:14 AM
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p.1 #4 · Canon 1200mm 5.6 sighting (B&H)


Look for 1200

Canon has discontinued production of this lens for some time now. I suspect that they will release a mark II or a slower copy with IS (ala 200/1.8L vs 200/2L IS) within 5 years time. By then I hope they come out with an AF system that can AF @ f/11.

Other than the cost the weight and size of the thing were a logistical nightmare for photographers. It is said that it takes at least two Australians to set it up properly.



May 07, 2009 at 04:06 AM
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p.1 #5 · Canon 1200mm 5.6 sighting (B&H)


The price includes a sherpa (also used)


May 07, 2009 at 04:25 AM
 

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p.1 #6 · Canon 1200mm 5.6 sighting (B&H)


The 1200/f5.6 is a custom build-to-order lens and I would highly doubt the need for IS on it since one HAS to use it on a heavy duty rig precluding the need for IS. It's so heavy I would bet one can get perfect panning shots. If I recall, US military intelligence and the US DOJ have a few copies which ran ~$100,000+ per unit many years back.


May 07, 2009 at 04:29 AM
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p.1 #7 · Canon 1200mm 5.6 sighting (B&H)


Is sherpa equivalent to two Australians?


May 07, 2009 at 04:31 AM
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p.1 #8 · Canon 1200mm 5.6 sighting (B&H)


Paolo Dolina wrote:
Is sherpa equivalent to two Australians?


I think its actually 2.6 Australians given the current exchange rate



May 07, 2009 at 04:33 AM
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p.1 #9 · Canon 1200mm 5.6 sighting (B&H)


I love the bit in the thedigitalpicture.com piece about that lens that says it takes a year to grow the flourite crystals large enough to make the elements.


May 07, 2009 at 06:40 AM
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p.1 #10 · Canon 1200mm 5.6 sighting (B&H)


Friend in Sydney, Aus...
Was "given" the 1200 for the day once (well it was 3 days i believe) for free. Mind you the amount of insurance he had to prove and provide was incredible. Essentially he had to leave the deed to his house behind til he brought it back.
He said they (they meaning some local canon retailer/represenative) like when reputable photographers take it out. It draws so much attention it is essentially a commercial for Canon products.



May 07, 2009 at 07:07 AM





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