The Canon RF 800mm f/5.6L IS and Canon RF 1200mm f/8L IS will be available starting May 26, 2022

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Jun 18, 2020
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Considering they are mining crystals from Uranus to make the glass, they are quite good value for money.

I have a shoulder bag and backpack, so I'm getting a set for each bag.
 
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Ozarker

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It is amazing what people spend on their hobbies. Good for them! Life is short. You can't take it with you. Enjoy!
 

AlanF

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It is amazing what people spend on their hobbies. Good for them! Life is short. You can't take it with you. Enjoy!
You can't take the lenses with you either - though the ancients did get buried with their favourite possessions.
 
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It says "outstanding image quality". I wonder if Canon ever right something less than outstanding, if the image quality is not that great.
 
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jam05

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Very "check the boxes" niche lenses. Certainly not travel lenses. Won't be much fanfare.
 

FramerMCB

Canon 40D & 7D
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Total Paparazzi, Law enforcement, and Military, and perhaps some scientific applications. This is where I see the bulk of sales for these lenses. And of course the few (100's? 1000's? ...maybe) well-heeled serious enthusiasts. And some pros - a few. For example, far safer to photograph Kodiak bears as well as Polar bears from a distance: at 1200mm you can double your distance to subject and still fill the frame... ;-)
 

john1970

EOS R5
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I will repeat: these prices are a signal of significant price inflation ahead for other lenses. They are priced for the future, and the 400 and 600 will catch up. You will look back on $12k big whites as "the good old days" if you don't buy know.
Unfortunately you might very well be correct.
 
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