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Archive 2010 · Canon 1200mm lens no longer available at B & H.
Canongarcon
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p.1 #1 · Canon 1200mm lens no longer available at B & H.


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/116642-USA/Canon_2527A001_Super_Telephoto_1200mm_f_5_6L.html

Wonder if anyone finally bought this or B & H is just going to lease it.

Just when I was going to sell a bridge in Brooklyn to buy this, it's off the market.

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Aug 18, 2010 at 01:14 PM
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p.1 #2 · Canon 1200mm lens no longer available at B & H.


That thing is HUGE! How far can you see with that?


Aug 18, 2010 at 01:16 PM
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p.1 #3 · Canon 1200mm lens no longer available at B & H.


Forgot a 0.


Aug 18, 2010 at 01:58 PM
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p.1 #4 · Canon 1200mm lens no longer available at B & H.


I bought it. Now I need a bigger camera bag. (Just kidding! The price was $120K!)

The "item demo" button used to bring up a video of two guys testing it out and samples of the images you could get with it. They also explained how it was a custom build for some news agency for the Beijing Olympics.

I see the "lease" button brings up info, so maybe it is being leased out (at $4,068 per month, two year min).



Aug 18, 2010 at 03:13 PM
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p.1 #5 · Canon 1200mm lens no longer available at B & H.


I wonder if Canon is getting ready to release a "MK II" version of this lens....






Aug 18, 2010 at 03:54 PM
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p.1 #6 · Canon 1200mm lens no longer available at B & H.


I'm waiting for the IS version to come out, 'cause then I could hand hold it.

-- Mark



Aug 18, 2010 at 03:55 PM
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p.1 #7 · Canon 1200mm lens no longer available at B & H.


IS will help a lot when hand holding it!


Aug 18, 2010 at 03:59 PM
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p.1 #8 · Canon 1200mm lens no longer available at B & H.


sifpandor wrote:
I'm waiting for the IS version to come out, 'cause then I could hand hold it.

-- Mark


I like to see a photo of you hand holding it and the picture you took.



Aug 18, 2010 at 04:10 PM
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p.1 #9 · Canon 1200mm lens no longer available at B & H.


Canon 1200mm lens no longer available at B & H.




Aug 18, 2010 at 05:25 PM
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p.1 #10 · Canon 1200mm lens no longer available at B & H.


Wasn't it axed for the same reason as the old 200/1.8? To be replaced by a lens with not so stunning FL/aperture combo (in this case, the 800/5.6 IS)


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Snopchenko wrote:
Wasn't it axed for the same reason as the old 200/1.8? To be replaced by a lens with not so stunning FL/aperture combo (in this case, the 800/5.6 IS)


It took almost 8 years to get the 200mm 1.8 replacement. Canon had no immediate plans to replace it whent they discontinued it. Same with the 50mm 1.0 which wasn't replaced until 8 years later.

Canon probably discontined the 1200mm 5.6 because it sold so few units. Maybe Canon will replace it with a 1200mm 5.6 IS in 2013. (Quick someone email the CR guy this).



Aug 18, 2010 at 06:50 PM
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If Canon brings out an EF-S 1200mm, f/2.8 with IS it should be a sensational seller for the 1.6 crop people for hand-hold shooting!

And every buyer can amortize the deal by offering rental plans to other shooters.

Let's look at the potential here!




Aug 18, 2010 at 10:08 PM
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p.1 #13 · Canon 1200mm lens no longer available at B & H.


Canongarcon wrote:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/116642-USA/Canon_2527A001_Super_Telephoto_1200mm_f_5_6L.html

Wonder if anyone finally bought this or B & H is just going to lease it.

Just when I was going to sell a bridge in Brooklyn to buy this, it's off the market.


Petkal got it?



Aug 18, 2010 at 10:52 PM
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p.1 #14 · Canon 1200mm lens no longer available at B & H.


Breitling65 wrote:
Petkal got it?


He's probably got two of them. (Common Peter show us that 50/1.0 side by side shot again....pretty please)



Aug 19, 2010 at 12:54 AM
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and I had it in my cart... WTF


Aug 19, 2010 at 01:08 AM
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spdntrxi wrote:
and I had it in my cart... WTF


Ya gotta be quick!



Aug 19, 2010 at 01:25 AM
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Canongarcon wrote:
It took almost 8 years to get the 200mm 1.8 replacement. Canon had no immediate plans to replace it whent they discontinued it. Same with the 50mm 1.0 which wasn't replaced until 8 years later.

Canon probably discontined the 1200mm 5.6 because it sold so few units. Maybe Canon will replace it with a 1200mm 5.6 IS in 2013. (Quick someone email the CR guy this).


Maybe there was too much lead or other toxic material involved.

EBH



Aug 19, 2010 at 01:25 AM
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p.1 #18 · Canon 1200mm lens no longer available at B & H.


Better cancel my order....I was waiting on being able to see a flower petal....from 2 miles away.


Aug 19, 2010 at 01:31 AM
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p.1 #19 · Canon 1200mm lens no longer available at B & H.


^I heard the what EBH mentioned.

They had lead in some of the design of the lens and by law were forced to retire the design. I imagine it's quite a bit of R&D to redesign the thing and re-release, for an item whereby probably less than 20 have ever been produced.




Aug 19, 2010 at 01:34 AM
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p.1 #20 · Canon 1200mm lens no longer available at B & H.


It makes sense, that could be a cause, but how long was the 200 1.8 on the market before they redid it? Something like 10 years? I think if lead was a problem it would have been shut down long ago.

If anything it is just lack of sells. I for one know I would never buy a lens like that even if I had the money, there are just not enough uses for me. I'm not a pedo.



Aug 19, 2010 at 01:42 AM
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