DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 

DPChallenge Forums >> Hardware and Software >> Canon EF 1200mm SUPER! Tele lens
Pages:  
Showing posts 1 - 25 of 33, (reverse)
AuthorThread
06/03/2004 11:51:20 PM · #1
I'd like to hear from anyone that's used Canon's 1200mm EF lens
06/04/2004 12:30:28 AM · #2
Isn't that the lens used on the Hubble Space Telescope? ;-)
06/04/2004 12:32:23 AM · #3
Don't they cost $50,000 or more, and only then made to order? I've seen some pictures of them and they're absolutly huge...

Message edited by author 2004-06-04 00:32:51.
06/04/2004 12:40:10 AM · #4
Originally posted by Count:

Don't they cost $50,000 or more, and only then made to order? I've seen some pictures of them and they're absolutly huge...


yeah, something like that.
06/04/2004 01:31:10 AM · #5
Here you go:

//www.expandore.com/product/Canon/SLR_Lens/SLR_Lens_Pricelist.htm lists the: EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM at $111,111 (what a bargan)

And here's a picture of it. Looks like it's 2 feet long :D //www.pbase.com/cameras/canon/ef_1200_56u
06/04/2004 01:37:37 AM · #6
I've got 3 of them. I've been thinking about getting rid of them because they don't work very well with my 2x teleconverter.

Plus I just can't quite seem to get the hang of handholding it :)
06/04/2004 01:52:04 AM · #7
Originally posted by ChrisW123:

Here you go:

//www.expandore.com/product/Canon/SLR_Lens/SLR_Lens_Pricelist.htm lists the: EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM at $111,111 (what a bargan)

And here's a picture of it. Looks like it's 2 feet long :D //www.pbase.com/cameras/canon/ef_1200_56u

I think those prices are marked up quite a bit. It says the price for the EF 35-350mm f/3.5-5.6L USM lens is $2,222, and I only paid $1,479 for mine. The actual price for the 1200mm is probably less than $100K. Just sell your house and go pick one up. :)


06/04/2004 02:38:49 AM · #8
Originally posted by jrs915:

I've been thinking about getting rid of them because they don't work very well with my 2x teleconverter.


I have the same problem. Although the 2400mm is absolutely essential, the teleconverter does seem to lack the sharpness I would expect.

Mind you, if I had a second, I wonder if I could reverse couple one to the other for a rather spiffy macro lens? Can you get coupling rings for them?

Message edited by author 2004-06-04 02:43:18.
06/04/2004 02:40:11 AM · #9
what do you shoot with that amount of focal length???
06/04/2004 04:45:13 AM · #10
Originally posted by wimbello:

what do you shoot with that amount of focal length???


Maybe he's trying to Pic a dragonfly atop Eiffel tower from NYC!!. LOL
06/04/2004 04:48:05 AM · #11
Originally posted by carlos:


Maybe he's trying to Pic a dragonfly atop Eiffel tower from NYC!!. LOL


Not only that, but be able to identify what species of dragonfly it is by the number of hairs on its left front leg ;)
06/04/2004 04:52:04 AM · #12
Originally posted by Natator:

Originally posted by carlos:


Maybe he's trying to Pic a dragonfly atop Eiffel tower from NYC!!. LOL


Not only that, but be able to identify what species of dragonfly it is by the number of hairs on its left front leg ;)


But he must have a very shallow DOF, so you cannot see the flower the dragonfly is alight on, you know... "no more flowers allowed" :-D
06/04/2004 05:10:34 AM · #13
Originally posted by wimbello:

what do you shoot with that amount of focal length???

Britney Spears mole.
06/04/2004 05:21:54 AM · #14
Originally posted by jonr:

Originally posted by wimbello:

what do you shoot with that amount of focal length???

Britney Spears mole.

Or suspected CIA mole?

I believe we've at least identified the two classes of photographers who can afford this ...
06/04/2004 05:42:44 AM · #15
Originally posted by micknewton:

I think those prices are marked up quite a bit. It says the price for the EF 35-350mm f/3.5-5.6L USM lens is $2,222, and I only paid $1,479 for mine. The actual price for the 1200mm is probably less than $100K. Just sell your house and go pick one up. :)


105.000 euro (132.000 USD) over here, including 19% sales tax.
06/04/2004 06:20:28 AM · #16
Originally posted by micknewton:

Originally posted by ChrisW123:

Here you go:

//www.expandore.com/product/Canon/SLR_Lens/SLR_Lens_Pricelist.htm lists the: EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM at $111,111 (what a bargan)

And here's a picture of it. Looks like it's 2 feet long :D //www.pbase.com/cameras/canon/ef_1200_56u

I think those prices are marked up quite a bit. It says the price for the EF 35-350mm f/3.5-5.6L USM lens is $2,222, and I only paid $1,479 for mine. The actual price for the 1200mm is probably less than $100K. Just sell your house and go pick one up. :)


Alright! Someone else who bought the 35-350! And a sweet bio by the way...
06/04/2004 08:25:12 AM · #17
The EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS * 2 teleconverter * 1.6 crop = 1280 at a fraction of the price. You will need to have the dragonfly hold a candle though :)
06/04/2004 08:31:27 AM · #18
I'm waiting for the f/2.8 and wheelbarrow accessory.
06/04/2004 08:36:10 AM · #19
A Manfrotto wheelbarrow ;)
06/04/2004 10:08:57 AM · #20
I would just buy a telescope capable of accepting the Canon EF mount.
06/04/2004 10:15:31 AM · #21
Originally posted by wackybill:

I would just buy a telescope capable of accepting the Canon EF mount.


True. I've got a Celestron 2000mm lens with its own tripod. Not so good for macros, though. ;-)
06/04/2004 10:15:45 AM · #22
This brings up another advantage of shooting Canon glass -- you can use your same EF lenses on some of the Canon MiniDV camcorders.

For example, check out this link, which has some pictures which do a pretty good job of showing you how big the 1200mm lens really is.

And the cool thing is that because of the 7.2X crop factor of the XL1 camcorder, the 1200mm acts like an 8640mm lens...

Message edited by author 2004-06-04 10:17:43.
06/04/2004 10:21:20 AM · #23
Originally posted by EddyG:

This brings up another advantage of shooting Canon glass -- you can use your same EF lenses on some of the Canon MiniDV camcorders.

For example, check out this link, which has some pictures which do a pretty good job of showing you how big the 1200mm lens really is.

And the cool thing is that because of the 7.2X crop factor of the XL1 camcorder, the 1200mm acts like an 8640mm lens...


Even cooler, they added the 2x TC, making it the equivalent of a 17280mm f8 lens.
06/04/2004 10:29:44 AM · #24
About a year or so ago I saw an add from a dealer in HK that said a used one was available for sale. Just for grins I emailed him and asked what the price would be and he replied $24,000 USD. I think there are only like a dozen of these in existence and that they are not regularly manufactured like all of the other EF lenses. I read an article about it a while back and the article indicated that they are made as they are ordered. I think Sports Illustrated owns a couple of them. The specs donít make it look all that attractive though. The weight is 36.4lb (16.5kg) and the thing is 33íí long. If you are willing to give up one stop you can get a 1200mm f/8 IS lens that only weighs 12.6lb and costs $7500 and can be purchased today.

Greg
06/04/2004 10:53:03 AM · #25
Originally posted by Spazmo99:

Even cooler, they added the 2x TC, making it the equivalent of a 17280mm f8 lens.

Thatís definitely something that no photographer should have to do without. :)


Pages:  
Current Server Time: 07/23/2019 09:23:53 AM

Please log in or register to post to the forums.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2019 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 07/23/2019 09:23:53 AM EDT.