Land of the giants: the world’s largest lenses

    | News | 19/05/2012 07:00am
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    Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM Lens

    At just a little heavier than the Sigma 200-500, the Canon EF 1200mm weighs in at 36.4lbs and also holds some records that are not to be sniffed at. This is the longest full auto focus lens in the world and is the world’s most powerful super telephoto zoom according to Canon. The lens is fully compatible with any EOS SLR and boasts silent auto focus thanks to its Ultrasonic Motor.

    According to The Digital Picture, when the lens first came out it had an annual production volume of just two lenses due to the fact that it takes nearly a year to grow the fluorite crystals needed for the lens.

    Unfortunately the Canon EF 1200mm is no longer in production. It is rumoured that there are anything from 20 to 100 of these lenses around today. Do you think you might want one? B&H have their hands on one. Just make sure you’re prepared to fork out around $120,000 for it!

    Stats

    Weight: approx 36.4lb/15.6kg
    Width: 228mm
    Length: 836mm
    Focal Length: 1200mm
    Price: $120,000

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    Posted on Saturday, May 19th, 2012 at 7:00 am under News.

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