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Author Topic: The Mother of All Lenses  (Read 3548 times)

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« on: February 06, 2008, 09:26 »
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Check out this behemoth.

It's a Canon 1200mm f/5.6 L lens.  It weighs 36 lbs. and is 33" long and 9" wide.  There have been less than 20 of them made since 1993.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/find/newsLetter/Mother-of-All-L-Lenses.jsp



« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2008, 10:58 »
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...and it's only $99,000USD  (used).  I paid $73,900 for my house!

« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2008, 11:07 »
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Imagine getting a rejection on a photo taken with this lens!

 :P

« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2008, 13:18 »
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yes, for sure, images from this lens do not belong to microstock sites on this planet.


vonkara

« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2008, 16:06 »
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I would be strange if a building was getting on fire because of the sun reflection... Then I would be the king of the world :)

graficallyminded

« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2008, 11:10 »
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Wow, a telescope you can strap to your camera.  Definitely not worth the 100 grand.

« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2008, 13:21 »
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Sadly enough, the only market for lenses like this are the most unscrupulous of the paparazzi. It must be brutal to be a celebrity ...

« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2008, 23:39 »
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Sadly enough, the only market for lenses like this are the most unscrupulous of the paparazzi. It must be brutal to be a celebrity ...

30+ lbs seems a bit too heavy to lug around for paparazzi.

How about sports shooters?  Sports Illustrated has a pair of these babies, I understand.  I think NASA also has one for Shuttle launches.   And don't forget the occasional billionaire hobbyist - like the owner of Oakley.

graficallyminded

« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2008, 23:41 »
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Someday, a high school kid will figure out how to convert a $100 telescope to do the same thing and post it on his blog.  LOL  ;D


 

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