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    Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM Lens Review



    Discuss the Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM Lens review - tell us what you think of the Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM Lens

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    Wooow - at first I thought it was a joke.

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    Woah! I wouldn't have thought this would've ever happened!

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    If it's built like the back end of a 1 ton 4x4, I think that's what you need to pack this baby around. I haven't got the 4x4 but I'd sure like to take some shots with it. Amazing lens!

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    Bryan, could you test or try also the Sigma 200-500 f2.8 +2x


    I saw a test on this lens. I looks amazing and in a way more "affortable". Here ia a link to the test http://www.juzaphoto.com/eng/articles/sigma_200-500_2_8_ex_dg_review_test_samples_raw.htm






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    Amazing...I never expected to see an even slightly negative review of this lens. I am in awe of your ability to remain objective in the presence of such gear.


    (The helicopter shot is probably a no-go if you're going for prop blur...you want to get an entire rotation of the top rotor while the shutter is open...1/100 might even be too fast. That's why plane spotters love IS lenses even though we shoot in good light...)

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    how do you carry it around ? say in a park or on a beach(the two most imp places that sprung in my mind, as useful locations for this lens) !? :P

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    Wow! Did you have to test it for just one day? Sounds like an awful lot of fun! I hope they make a new, smaller, more affordable 1200/8L IS sometime. :-)


    Quote Originally Posted by devsalvi
    how do you carry it around ?
    Like this! (Looks dangerous to me.) [:^)]

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    Bryan looks pretty tough there, but let Canon make a 1.4 version, and then let's see if he can lift it! []

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    No wonder the view in the viewfinder was shaky. A lens of this proportions (over 8" aperture) deserves a more substantial mounting. Eg:


    http://astro-physics.net/index.htm?products/mounts/3600gto/3600-Wallys16



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