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What is the most EXOTIC Canon lens?
« on: April 11, 2012, 04:38:10 AM »
By "exotic", I mean extreme or unusual. It could be specs, rarity, price, quality, etc. Whatever you think constitutes extreme or unusual... post it.

Let's include both current AND discontinued lenses.
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What is the most EXOTIC Canon lens?
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 04:42:29 AM »
Well... each person would probably think of something different depending on their definition of "exotic"... but to me it'll have to be the either the 50 1.0 or the 1200mm monster

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Re: What is most EXOTIC Canon lens?
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 09:17:56 AM »
Definitely the 1200mm f/5.6
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Re: What is most EXOTIC Canon lens?
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012, 10:47:26 AM »
1200mm f5.6 is a wide angle compared to the Canon 5200mm F14 Prime Lens. Yea, it's a mirror lens, but it's still 5200mm.  5200mm Canon Lens World's MOST powerful Super telephoto EF FD (updated upload)

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Re: What is most EXOTIC Canon lens?
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2012, 11:14:35 AM »
Damn, I was going to post the 5200mm.

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Re: What is most EXOTIC Canon lens?
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2012, 11:15:33 AM »
I'd say the 65mm MP-E 1x-5x Macro. It is certainly very odd in it's physical operation though not really rare. And no one else has a comparable macro lens.

The 1200mm is certainly rare but it's just a bigger 800mm
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Re: What is most EXOTIC Canon lens?
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2012, 11:18:31 AM »
I'd say the 65mm MP-E 1x-5x Macro. It is certainly very odd in it's physical operation though not really rare. And no one else has a comparable macro lens.

The 1200mm is certainly rare but it's just a bigger 800mm

As far as commonly produced lenses, it has to be the MP-E 65mm, some may think the 135mm softfocus though. Otherwise the 5200mm posted above.

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Re: What is most EXOTIC Canon lens?
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2012, 11:30:17 AM »
I'd say the 65mm MP-E 1x-5x Macro. It is certainly very odd in it's physical operation though not really rare. And no one else has a comparable macro lens.

The 1200mm is certainly rare but it's just a bigger 800mm

There's a 5X macro lens for MFT cameras.

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Re: What is most EXOTIC Canon lens?
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2012, 12:12:32 PM »
The FD 7.5 Fisheye is up there and I think was used in Reverie.
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Re: What is most EXOTIC Canon lens?
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2012, 12:13:57 PM »
The 50 f/0.95 is probably regarded as pretty exotic.
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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2012, 12:32:01 PM »
I'd rate the EF 50mm f/1.0 as more exotic than the 50mm f/0.95 TV lens as other people still make lenses similar to the latter. Kinda wondering if I should have got a used f/1.0 when one popped up in the past, but decided if I ever wanted to go that route I'd take the speed hit and get the more modern f/1.2 so you have any resolution at all wide open.

I think there is a certain desire for what's no longer available. Some day I hope Canon remake the 1200mm as I'd like one. New. :) If that doesn't get me me enough terrestrial reach with AF nothing will...

The MP-E65 is kinda unique as a 1st party lens these days I guess, but I believe Minolta used to do something similar.

For something else that is still made, I really like the fisheye zoom if only I need one enough to pay for it! And I still think tilt-shifts are kinda weird and funny, like they're broken and droopy.
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Re: What is most EXOTIC Canon lens?
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2012, 12:51:31 PM »
I agree with the 5200mm

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Re: What is the most EXOTIC Canon lens?
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2012, 01:44:35 PM »
There is one even more out there. According to the Canon book "EF Lens Works III: The eyes of EOS" (p.136) there is a 8.2 meter ultra high performance lens in the Subaru Observatory at Mauna Kea in Hawaii. 8.2 meters...... when we recall the introduction of the new 24-70 II and its new filter thread of 82mm. I wonder what the expenses would be for a B&W circular polarizer for this one, lol:)
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Re: What is most EXOTIC Canon lens?
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2012, 01:52:32 PM »
The FD 7.5 Fisheye is up there and I think was used in Reverie.

How is it different from the Sigma 8mm circular fisheye?

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Re: What is the most EXOTIC Canon lens?
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2012, 02:15:01 PM »
The Canon 8-15 F4L is pretty unique.  If I'm not mistaken, I don't think there has ever been another fisheye zoom lens on the market.

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« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2012, 02:15:01 PM »