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Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2014, 11:26:42 AM »
Offering for sale @ $100,000 and actually sell for that price are not one in the same!
The nonsense has made a lot of headlines though.

£99,000 is $157,000.

They have changed hands for over $100,000.

Really?  That's quite entertaining!
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Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2014, 11:32:41 AM »
For birders, and creepy stalkers, this is The Ultimate Lens! However, I don't see it in my possession anytime on this side of the grave. Gear like this would also create problems in finding suitable tripods and heads, and you would also need to hire a substantial amount of sherpas to haul it around to the birding locations.

It comes with a golf caddy...it fits in the bag quite nicely. The price includes one year of salary for him.
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Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2014, 11:36:07 AM »
Just added up all the balance remaining on my MIR cards......
Darn!  A little short. 
Guess I'll just have to continue to crop to get that FOV.
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Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2014, 11:41:39 AM »
Not sure if my wife would believe a lens could be that expensive, let alone I would consider buying it

I don't know if I could get insurance on it

And how would you travel with the lens - but if you can afford a $150,000 lens you should be able to afford a private jet.  Definitely would not need to fly in coach with this baby :)

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Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2014, 11:47:27 AM »
Maybe they will take a trade on a Ferrari? At thirty-six pounds, you might have to do a bit of weight training before you tried hand-holding it.
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Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2014, 12:20:49 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EF_1200mm_lens

lensrentals should buy it... :)


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That's a question for NASA and other space agencies.

Seriously, global demand could rise when commercial space travel becomes a reality.
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« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2014, 01:14:12 PM »
Finally... A long tele that has decent resolution and reach and is hand holdable

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« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2014, 01:26:29 PM »
I wonder if they will "trade even" for my SX-50?
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Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale
« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2014, 01:28:33 PM »
Looking for more of a travel lens.

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Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2014, 03:32:01 PM »
I wonder how many royals were photographed with this in private locations???

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Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2014, 04:40:28 PM »
I wonder how many royals were photographed with this in private locations???
I would say that for those that wasn't owned and used by known agencies, they far more likely had other kinds of targets than royalties...
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Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2014, 05:41:12 PM »
if you really want to go crazy, the Hubble telescope is 57,000mm.....

and there is one in the Canary Islands... 16,500mm at F1.6... Who says you can't get a lens that is both fast and long.....
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