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Archive 2009 · Hand holding the Canon 1200mm 5.6
scott elowitz
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Hand holding the Canon 1200mm 5.6




The other day the B&H Used Photo Gear Department gave me the incredible opportunity to make a LensCoat for the one of the longest and rarest full auto focus lenses in the world. It was quite an experience working with a lens that when in it's case wouldn't fit in the back of my 4Runner without putting the seats down. Of course I told B&H that it was extremely critical that I field test the LensCoat to make sure it performs properly :wink:. With my insurance agent standing close by I deftly maneuvered this 38in long 36.4lb monster around my backyard in search of worthy subjects (birds and bunnies.) It's a good thing the 5dmk2 I borrowed had a camera strap on it.

This lens doesn't come with IS or DI (Image Stabilization or Disability Insurance) so I soon opted for a a sturdy tripod.



See the video here Making of the 1200mm LensCoat

Edited on Jun 17, 2009 at 03:57 AM · View previous versions



Jun 08, 2009 at 03:30 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Hand holding the Canon 1200mm 5.6


Scott...Have you set a price yet for the 1200mm LensCoat and will you offer it in the other varieties (i.e., Digital Camo, Canon White, etc.)

Omar



Jun 08, 2009 at 03:34 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Hand holding the Canon 1200mm 5.6


All I can say is WOW!


Jun 08, 2009 at 03:36 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Hand holding the Canon 1200mm 5.6


are you the one that selling those lens coat?


Jun 08, 2009 at 03:39 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Hand holding the Canon 1200mm 5.6


So, any sample photos?!


Jun 08, 2009 at 03:53 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Hand holding the Canon 1200mm 5.6


You did a good job, the lens is almost invisible now!

+1 for the sample photos!



Jun 08, 2009 at 03:58 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Hand holding the Canon 1200mm 5.6


Scott, I think that you may need to inform B&H that substantially more testing is required and you may need to hold onto the lens for a few more months in order to guarantee that the lenscoat is just right, of course.


You are a lucky man!



Jun 08, 2009 at 04:14 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Hand holding the Canon 1200mm 5.6


So how much is the lenscoat for the 1200mm? $1200?


Jun 08, 2009 at 04:36 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Hand holding the Canon 1200mm 5.6


Probably a pretty high demand for those coats..

I did laugh at Alistair's response. I almost couldn't see it either!



Jun 08, 2009 at 04:39 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Hand holding the Canon 1200mm 5.6


Joking aside, I'm guessing it's for B&H to throw in with the lens as a special deal like they do for the 500mm for example?


Jun 08, 2009 at 04:43 PM
 

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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Hand holding the Canon 1200mm 5.6


wow. that is a monster. What was the cost new?


Jun 08, 2009 at 04:43 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Hand holding the Canon 1200mm 5.6


That is the BIGGEST lens I have ever seen in my entire life! Amazing!


Jun 08, 2009 at 04:58 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Hand holding the Canon 1200mm 5.6


Paolo Dolina wrote:
So how much is the lenscoat for the 1200mm? $1200?


According to the link in the post, $600. You can get 2 for $1200



Jun 08, 2009 at 05:09 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Hand holding the Canon 1200mm 5.6


canon pants wrote:
wow. that is a monster. What was the cost new?


It was $89,579 when it came out in July 1993. Since being discontinued several years ago, the price has got up significantly. This one is at B&H for a cool $120,000.



Jun 08, 2009 at 05:10 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Hand holding the Canon 1200mm 5.6


I'm sorry Scott, but this is a sadly misnamed post. It's not handholding, it's shoulder humping the 1200mm.


Jun 08, 2009 at 05:47 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Hand holding the Canon 1200mm 5.6


scott elowitz wrote:
This lens doesn't come with IS or DI (Image Stabilization or Disability Insurance) so I soon opted for a a sturdy tripod.


ROFL.
We did too!






Henry Posner
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Jun 08, 2009 at 06:02 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Hand holding the Canon 1200mm 5.6


Dat's ah prutty lens coat too! Are those the midriffs of nekid models near the focusing ring?


Jun 08, 2009 at 06:03 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Hand holding the Canon 1200mm 5.6


Wow Henry, looks like you boys had some fun with that beast!


Jun 08, 2009 at 06:40 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Hand holding the Canon 1200mm 5.6


kakomu wrote:
According to the link in the post, $600. You can get 2 for $1200

So cheap! I want one in all the colors LensCoat makes.



Jun 08, 2009 at 06:49 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Hand holding the Canon 1200mm 5.6


But will it take a 2X TC?


Jun 08, 2009 at 06:52 PM
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