Monster Lens: Hands on with the Canon EF 1200 f/5.6L Lens

September 10th, 2010 by Chris Klapheke

Juan Pons of DPExperience , Scott Elowitz of LensCoat products and I arranged the shoot of this rare monster lens.  It's been the most popular post on our blog, and we thought we would repost it so new readers could check it out.

 

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9 Responses to “Monster Lens: Hands on with the Canon EF 1200 f/5.6L Lens”

  1. Scott says:

    Great video! I wish I could try that lens, and I’m a Nikon shooter.

  2. Jason Collin Photography says:

    Well produced video that shows the capabilities of the 1200mm lens very well. I wonder how many of these lenses are sold each year and who are the clientele?

    It seems like a very functional and manageable lens despite its fantasy sounding 1200mm length.

    How much does a proper tripod and mount for it cost as well??

  3. Guy McLaren says:

    Man and I wanted an 800mm lense, now you have me wishing for something that can probably never be.

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  6. Edna Redell says:

    Every time I come to Video of the Year: Hands on with the Canon EF 1200 f/5.6L Lens | Outdoor Photo Gear you have another fascinating post up. One of my friends was talking to me about this topic several weeks ago, so I think I will e-mail them the url here and see what they say.

  7. Maxis Gamez says:

    This is a very nice video of this wonderful lens…! Thank you for sharing!

  8. Andy Hornsbury says:

    Great Video.

  9. George Slusher says:

    For Jason Collin:

    “Well produced video that shows the capabilities of the 1200mm lens very well. I wonder how many of these lenses are sold each year and who are the clientele?”

    This was covered in a review by Bryan Carnathan on the-digital-picture.com. The lens was originally an FD mount, but most were converted to the EF mount. There were also a few made specifically in the EF mount–about 2 per year, with no total production numbers available.

    B&H has the lens. They are asking $120,000.

    See:

    http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-1200mm-f-5.6-L-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

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