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Re: What is most EXOTIC Canon lens?
« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2012, 04:11:01 PM »
Id love this for shooting weddings from home. :D

That's the only way I'd shoot weddings. From miles away.  ;)

If there are a few thousands people invited, then this lens might be wide enough for such a group photo:)
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Re: What is the most EXOTIC Canon lens?
« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2012, 05:23:27 PM »
Pinhole lens made with a body cap.  Fits and works with all Canon EF mount cameras.  It is useful, simple and can be dropped into a mud puddle by accident without shedding tears.  The IS version is hideously expensive, though... :P

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Re: What is the most EXOTIC Canon lens?
« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2012, 05:56:16 PM »
Its not that rare as a Canon lens but I'm not aware of anyone else offering an 85mm 1.2 at the moment. Seems to me this has been a clear tactic for Canon in recent years, offer lenses like this, the 17mm TSE or the 65mm MPE that might not sell a great amount but can attract users to the brand simpley becasuse theres no alternative.

Looking less towards the high end the old 22-55mm lens offered a pretty unique range, I'm actually supprized that nobody is offering anything similar. To me thats potentially a great one lens landscape solution, if Pentax had actually released the rumoured 12-35mm on crop I'd probabley be using a K-5 right now.

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Re: What is the most EXOTIC Canon lens?
« Reply #33 on: April 13, 2012, 10:21:50 PM »
I would say, in order:

1200mm f/5.6L 1.4x FD (extinct)
1200mm f/5.6L
65mm MP-E
17mm f/4L TS-E
8-15mm f/4L fisheye
50mm f/1L
150-600mm f/5.6L nFD
38-76mm f/4.5-5.6 (rare, but not desirable)
35-80mm f/4-5.6 PZ (rare, power zoom)

Third party EF mount:

200-500mm f/2.8 Sigma

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.


Tokina has the 10-17mm fisheye for crop cameras.
http://www.tokinalens.com/products/tokina/atx107afdx-a.html
Which is the same as the Pentax 10-17mm
http://www.photozone.de/pentax/132-pentax-smc-da-10-17mm-f35-45-edif-fisheye-review--test-report

Whoops never saw those before. I stand corrected!  ;D

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Re: What is the most EXOTIC Canon lens?
« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2012, 12:16:29 AM »
I have a Canon FL 58mm f1.2 that I think is pretty exotic :)
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« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2012, 01:15:09 AM »
Pinhole lens made with a body cap.  Fits and works with all Canon EF mount cameras.  It is useful, simple and can be dropped into a mud puddle by accident without shedding tears.  The IS version is hideously expensive, though... :P

LOL... now I'm tempted to try that...

When I started out with a 28-80 & 75-300mm kit with an old film EOS 300, I used to aspire to the EF35-350mm f/3.5-5.6L USM --> way beyond my means at the time, but would have loved one L lens with similar zoom ratio to the combination of my 2 kit lenses, and with an extra 50mm focal length reach at the far end  :)

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Re: What is the most EXOTIC Canon lens?
« Reply #36 on: April 14, 2012, 03:30:54 PM »
Exotic in terms of a tendency to create a tender relationship would hold for the 85 f/1,2 - at least to my mind (sigh)

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Re: What is the most EXOTIC Canon lens?
« Reply #37 on: April 15, 2012, 03:07:22 PM »
I guess my TS 17 is quite exotic, it's thw widest TS lens made, and one out of two where you can rotate tilt and shift independently of each other. Plus the IQ is the best under 24.
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Re: What is the most EXOTIC Canon lens?
« Reply #38 on: April 16, 2012, 10:03:44 AM »
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.


wrong:

http://www.photozone.de/pentax/132-pentax-smc-da-10-17mm-f35-45-edif-fisheye-review--test-report




no, not really - look at the 8-15mm sample shots. Nowhere I saw the 10-17mm getting close to 180 degrees.
It's a crop lens - the range corresponds to a ( with a pinch of salt) 16-25mm on FF, or slightly shorter than Canon EF-s 10-22
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Re: What is the most EXOTIC Canon lens?
« Reply #39 on: May 04, 2012, 12:44:23 AM »
Canon FD 800mm f/3.8 Mirror

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Re: What is the most EXOTIC Canon lens?
« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2012, 06:29:16 AM »
If only this topic was not limited to Canon, I'd now say maybe Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm f/2.8s. It has 220 degrees of coverage.

http://blog.graysofwestminster.co.uk/2012/05/01/amateur-photographer-nikon's-100k-fisheye-lens-whopper-finds-buyer/

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/fisheyes/6mmf28.htm
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Re: What is the most EXOTIC Canon lens?
« Reply #41 on: May 10, 2012, 07:38:57 AM »
Unfortunately i spend way too much time browsing ebay and googling, nothing in canon's lineup can be considered 'exotic' going on other brands...

TOZ-500 russian mirror lens, 500mm f/3.5 is damn fast for a mirror lens.
Another russian, Jupiter 13 125mm f/1.5, but it covers a 4x5" film area (35mm FF equivalent framing of 49.8mm f/0.78)
The Hasselblad 1700mmm f/4 (35mm FF equivalent of 1100mm f/2.6)
CRguy's mentioned the Nikkor 6mm 220degree fisheye.
The olympus OM-mount 35mm f/3.5 macro, specifically designed for 5x-12x mag.
The nikkor 80mm f/1.0 (but only at 1x mag).
How about the Leica telephoto system with interchangeable heads and backs?
edit: how could I forget the Siglauncher 200-500 f/2.8?

But for canon, i'm saying their 'most exotic' would be the TS-E 17mm, just because it's wide (for people who think 'independent tilt and shift' is exotic, google 'superrotator').
The 8-15 fisheye certainly is unique in that it gets to a circular fisheye (but no, tokina/pentax got in first with 'fisheye zoom').
Canon also had the 50mm f/1.0, but then Leica have the 50mm f/0.95 as a regular production lens.

In terms of 'trailblazing', i'm picking the FD 150-600 f/5.6, first lens in the world with internal zoom/focus, one-knob zoom and focus so the other's on the shutter permanently (and if i ever get a job that pays enough, i'm buying one for a collection).
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Re: What is the most EXOTIC Canon lens?
« Reply #42 on: May 10, 2012, 09:21:06 PM »
TOZ-500 russian mirror lens, 500mm f/3.5 is damn fast for a mirror lens.
Another russian, Jupiter 13 125mm f/1.5, but it covers a 4x5" film area (35mm FF equivalent framing of 49.8mm f/0.78)


That first Russian mirror, holy crap that looks huge! And f/3.5 on a mirror lens? Wow!

For the 2nd, the Jupiter-13, seeing some of the sample photos from the link, wow!
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Re: What is the most EXOTIC Canon lens?
« Reply #43 on: May 11, 2012, 12:37:13 AM »
For the 2nd, the Jupiter-13, seeing some of the sample photos from the link, wow!

I've read of people buying them for $100 a few years ago, but the only one i've ever seen is some guy trying to sell one on ebay for $1200 or so.

As for the TOZ-500, as far as i can tell it was only ever a prototype unfortunately.
Probably as many of them in the wild as there are 1200/5.6 L though...
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Re: What is the most EXOTIC Canon lens?
« Reply #44 on: May 12, 2012, 12:31:21 PM »
1. 5200mm
2. 50mm f1.0

Are most exotic canon lenses for me and really like see both someday I've just have seen pictures of them.

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« Reply #44 on: May 12, 2012, 12:31:21 PM »