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Thread: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM Lens Review

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    Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM Lens Review



    The photo of the woman (your wife?) with the lens on end reminded me of the cute photo of Mikayla with the 500mm f/4L IS lens and your note that there is obviously a "minimum height requirement" to use that lens.


    Only one question: considering the price of this lens, how did you keep your hands from shaking when you put it on the tripod? One slip and there goes the house! [:$]
    George Slusher
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    Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM Lens Review



    It was $99 grands a year ago, it's now $120 grands, I should have bought it then []

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    Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM Lens Review



    [] That was unexpected - a 1200/5.6L lens review. As nice as ever before! Thanks Bryan!

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    I have actually known about the existence of this lens for a while. And I was actually wondering why Bryan did not have the review for this lens (because he seems to have reviewed all the Canon EF lenses).


    This lens is the ultimate gear for certain tasks as Bryan suggested...


    Otherwise, this lens is still an awesome gear to people who don't really need it (you don't need to buy it, only to awe)


    Also, you definitely need to have this lens if you are a (wealthy/enthusiastic) lens collector





    Wondering when Bryan would post the Canon EF 50 f/1.0 L review (this seems to be the only one missing now)

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    Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM Lens Review



    Quote Originally Posted by Sinh Nhut Nguyen


    It was $99 grands a year ago, it's now $120 grands, I should have bought it then [img]/emoticons/emotion-1.gif[/img]
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    I have one of those, but I don't use it too much because it is just too bulky. I usemy 800L or 600Linstead. The 1200 sits in my garage right between my 2010 Ferrari (which is OK) and my 2008 Porshe (which is old and ugly and I don't drive it that much). Anyway, if you're interested, I can sell it to you, for,say80G, because it is already slightly (twice) used. You can e-mail me at ... what's that noise? Crap, it's my alarm clock... Time to get up and goto work...

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    Wow! What an awesome review. I love the rocket-launcher technique.


    Jim Jannard, billionaire owner of RED Digital Cinema, had the 1200mm f/5.6 among his collection (one of the most extensive camera/lens collections in the world), but he sold it in 2008.

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    Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM Lens Review



    The EF1200MM is like some sort of mythical beast. This really truly is a lens for the "agency" that has everything. Can you imagine unpacking this baby at the kids soccer games!!!

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    Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM Lens Review



    Dallas, actually you don't need the 1200 f/5.6 to impress folks at the kids soccer game, anything bigger than the 70-200 f/2.8 will be enough to draw attention. Imagine upacking this baby at the local wildlife reserve when you're alwayssurrounded byfolks with 400 f/2.8,500, 600 and 800. My self esteem isforever hurt by my little 400 f/5.6L [] [:'(] []....just kidding


    I hope lensrental would have it in a couple of days, I want to rent it.


    P.S Thanks Bryan for reviewing the lens.

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    Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM Lens Review



    I got to try this bad boy once at a Canon Expo in Hong Kong


    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kimluu/326060988/in/set-72157594426294591/


    Incredible Lens!



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    I think I will just wait for the IS version... hehehehe

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