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« on: October 04, 2008, 12:14 »

EF mount. LOL

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Item Specifics - Camera Lenses   
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Extreme telephoto
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Item Specifics - Telescopes   

This is a very rare Canon 5200mm photographic lens - possibly one of only three ever built. THE largest & most powerful prime lens ever created for dedicated SLR use. Built in Japan it was purchased by a Chinese company & shipped to China where it has since had little use & is now for sale. The optics appear in perfect condition. It is my understanding that a customized SLR/DSLR/EF mount can be created/included by the team of optical engineers who presently look after the lens. Due to its large size, it may be better suited to astronomy applications. It takes two people to lift the lens. It could also be mounted on a customized truck or SUV. A large geared or motorized support head would be needed to get the most out it. The magnification of this lens is truly staggering. If mounted to a Canon XL series video camera for example, a reach of 1000x optical (at least) would be possible (approx 37,500mm). The lens could also be mounted to HD & cine cameras. Tracking the space shuttle would not be a problem. Perhaps it's already been used for that purpose? - (Did I just say that??!) Manual focus of course. Yes rear drop-in filters can be used. With so few ever built Canon spent "squillions" on the R&D, not to mention the manufacturer of this lens. Original cost price?? - don't even ask!! ;) In all seriousness I can't be accurate. The Canon factory picture shows the lens mounted to an SLR camera (circled in red) - this will further give you an idea of it's size.

For all those out there with a big collection especially Canon 1200mm EF F5.6 owners, this has got to be the ultimate lens for your collection - quite simply it's incomplete without it.

At present the lens is in China & I am selling it on behalf of the current owners. That's me in the picture - I am currently in Australia. The view scopes mentioned in the Canon information (below) are not included/available. The EBay auction states the lens is in the USA, but that is not the case - I have had to put down my a US address because the EBay auction site seems to have trouble with Chinese postcodes - much to my dismay.

Shipping is not included in the final sale price. Estimate shipping a medium size fridge.. All serious bidders MUST contact me prior to bidding. Bids placed without contacting me first will be removed. I will not ship to Italy, Russia or any South East Asian or African country.

I have the right to cancel this auction at any time if it's taken over by nutters, spammers & time wasters or if it's sold elsewhere. I am negotiable. Any other questions please feel free to contact me.

Will Ship World Wide
« Last Edit: October 04, 2008, 12:18 by Peter »


« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2008, 13:20 »
Not enough for me. I would put a 2.0x extender on :)
« Last Edit: October 04, 2008, 13:27 by Vonkara »

« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2008, 13:43 »
Not enough for me. I would put a 2.0x extender on :)

You'll have to use a tripod if you do that   :)

« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2008, 15:47 »
What would be the minimum focusing distance...

« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2008, 15:52 »
The moon ?

« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2008, 15:53 »


« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2008, 01:47 »
If anyone finds this auction, can you post the link? I searched and searched and can't find it.

« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2008, 02:00 »
minimum focusing distance is 120m

only 3 of theese lenses are made in whole world! Very rare!

hey, on 1.6x crop factor body it is 8300mm! LOL! :D

auction has ended, but here is the link (and more images):

starting bid was 55.000$, but nobody placed a bid, so auction was canceled.

I remember recently, canon 1200mm f5.6L was sold for 100.000$ (used) on ebay.
« Last Edit: October 05, 2008, 02:07 by Peter »

« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2008, 02:03 »


Applications: For Canon SLR/DSLR cameras

Image Format Covered: Over 24x36mm

Focal Length: 5,150mm

Angular Fields of View: Over 36'

Exposure Control: Light quantity is controlled with the use of built-in ND filters

corresponding to 14, 16, 22, 32

Minimum Object Distance: 120 meters

Ambient Temperatures: 40'C15'C


Optical Construction: 2 mirrors and 3 elements

Optical System: Catadioptric system

Focusing Operation: For still cameras: By moving Bellows 5200

Film plane movable type: Adjust by moving 27mm at 1000mm to infinity

Also capable of adjusting focus to 120m.

Size: 500 (wide) x 600 (high) x 1890mm (deep)


Weight: 100kg (220 lbs) without stand
« Last Edit: October 05, 2008, 02:09 by Peter »

« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2008, 02:47 »
so big.


« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2008, 11:02 »
With a 2x extender it give a 16600mm and the only aperture you can use is like f28 or f32 if there's one. Though I'm not sure about the sharpness then

And you need also a pick up truck for tripod
« Last Edit: October 05, 2008, 11:04 by Vonkara »

« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2008, 17:40 »
uh - this looks suspiciously like a telescope.  I can just see myself lugging something like this around with my day pack -  ;D


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