canon-300mm f1.8, Exotic or what

mukul

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https://petapixel.com/2017/04/27/canon-300mm-f1-8-yes-monster-lens-exists/

Is it EF or FD?

canon museum does not list it?

http://global.canon/en/c-museum/product_search_result.html?t=lens&q=300

http://global.canon/en/c-museum/product_search_result.html?t=lens&q=1.8&sort=new
 

Labdoc

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The video says they were all FD initially but were upgraded to EF and future production from that time is EF.
 

Sharlin

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Technically it's not EF if it doesn't have Electronic Focus and aperture control even if it's mechanically compatible with the EF mount.
 

LDS

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Sharlin said:
Technically it's not EF if it doesn't have Electronic Focus and aperture control even if it's mechanically compatible with the EF mount.
That's why it is marked "PE". I wonder what PE stands for.

Also, it says how much money revolve around some horse races. If they are so specific I understand why almost nobody knew them, unlike the 1200/5.6 which was officially listed and could be ordered - if you had the money.
 

jeffa4444

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Feb 28, 2013
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We have a PL mounted version of the Canon EF 1200mm f5.6. We used to own two of these lenses but sold one off years ago.
Never heard of the 300mm f1.8
 

IglooEater

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I've wanted Canon to release a new 50mm 1.0 for a while. Now I know what my new number 1 daydream release is. :D
 

StudentOfLight

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LDS said:
Sharlin said:
Technically it's not EF if it doesn't have Electronic Focus and aperture control even if it's mechanically compatible with the EF mount.
That's why it is marked "PE". I wonder what PE stands for.

Also, it says how much money revolve around some horse races. If they are so specific I understand why almost nobody knew them, unlike the 1200/5.6 which was officially listed and could be ordered - if you had the money.
perhaps PE cos it's Physically Enormous ;D
 

cayenne

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Oooooh!!

I gotta put an alert for myself on cannon watch......and try to grab one of these bad boys on a refurb sale!!!


;)

cayenne
 

NancyP

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Dec 17, 2013
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I am going to have to think that the design was highly specific for function, and that their off-the-shelf 300 f/2.8 of any era out-resolved it.
 

rwvaughn

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BeenThere said:
Why is such a high serial number stamped on the lens when only a few were ever made?
We only read of one race tracks use of this super specialty lens in the article. However, I would imagine that there were more than just a few made, and more than just a few are still being used for photo finish work. Take the number of race tracks in existence, and barring a competing lens being used manufactured by Nikon, it's plausible that dozens of this lens were made and exist.

Just because the serial number stamped on the lens is a high number could have very little meaning. It could represent some sort of code much like the Canon Date Code. The serial number could identify the lens to Canon as a certain series, lens type and production specimen as a whole. There's really no way to know.

One has to wonder how many other super specialty lenses exist for specific applications that are not listed in the general Canon/Nikon lens catalogs due to trade secret reasons or due to contractual non-disclosure obligations?

Canon, Nikon and even Tamron have whole industrial optics divisions that produce lenses that are not listed in there general consumer lens line ups. I don't find it impossible that there are other monsters out there with wide apertures to be discovered.
 

IglooEater

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Nov 15, 2014
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rwvaughn said:
BeenThere said:
Why is such a high serial number stamped on the lens when only a few were ever made?
We only read of one race tracks use of this super specialty lens in the article. However, I would imagine that there were more than just a few made, and more than just a few are still being used for photo finish work. Take the number of race tracks in existence, and barring a competing lens being used manufactured by Nikon, it's plausible that dozens of this lens were made and exist.

Just because the serial number stamped on the lens is a high number could have very little meaning. It could represent some sort of code much like the Canon Date Code. The serial number could identify the lens to Canon as a certain series, lens type and production specimen as a whole. There's really no way to know.

One has to wonder how many other super specialty lenses exist for specific applications that are not listed in the general Canon/Nikon lens catalogs due to trade secret reasons or due to contractual non-disclosure obligations?

Canon, Nikon and even Tamron have whole industrial optics divisions that produce lenses that are not listed in there general consumer lens line ups. I don't find it impossible that there are other monsters out there with wide apertures to be discovered.
Oooooh, so their might be a 400mm f/1.8?
Or maybe a 10-1000 f/1.0. ;D