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Canon EF 200mm f/1.8L USM

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Review Date: May 5, 2012 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $4,400.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: I used to own it
Cons:
I sold it

back in 1996, ( I THINK it was in 1996... ) I bought a 200/1.8L and a 400/2.8L from B&H....

if I remember well I paid 4400$ for the 200/1.8L and 6600$ for the 400/2.8 ( the non-IS version) . I also bought a x1.4 and x2 extender.

I was into astronomy ( especially solar eclipses ) and thought that I needed powerful telelenses with wide aperture.

I hardly used them because they were heavy and big.

a few years later I sold them, because, alas, that's life, I needed money for travellling... and so I got rid of those gems.

instead, I got me a 200/2.8L , used, and a new Sigma 400/5.6 APO Macro . Cheaper, and easier to carry while travelling.

but today, I am somewhat nostalgic about those two lenses.

Those lenses came in a beautiful alu box.

and now that I read on FM that they get top ratings, I just think that well, it's nice to realize that at least for a few years I used to own those 'chef-d'oeuvres' , even if I rarely used them... Aaaahhhhh... nostalgia.