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Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM

Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM
Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM
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  • Two large fluorite elements
  • Compatible with Extender EF 1.4x or 2x
  • ​8 aperture blades
  • Weather sealing
  • Metal mount

 

Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM
Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM lens copnstruction
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Overview

Description by Canon:
 
Available upon special order.
 
This super telephoto lens has the longest focal length of an interchangeable lens for AF SLR cameras at the time. Silent and fast AF is realized using a ring USM (Ultrasonic Motor) and rear focusing system.
Extremely sharp, professional-quality images are realized through use of two large-diameter artificial crystal fluorite lens elements (3rd & 6th) that thoroughly eliminate secondary spectrum.
Although the optical design is the same as FD1200mm f/5.6L (prototype), this lens is optimized for the EF system with a nonlinear focus cam for moving the focusing lens group, a focus preset function for quick focusing at a predetermined point, and power manual focusing with three focusing speeds.
A one-touch revolving mechanism for quick switching between vertical and horizontal formats is possible.
Extenders EF1.4X or EF2X transforms the lens into a manual focusing super-super-telephoto 1700mm f/8 or 2400mm f/11 lens.

Reviews

"According to Mr. Westfall, "Canon has not released specific production quantities, but according to my understanding, less than 100 of these lenses were made." Rumors put this number closer to 20, but ... no one who knows is releasing the actual figure. The price? If you need to ask ... you can't afford it. The original price was 9,800,000 yen - that was MSRP $89,579 in the USA. And "no discounts" according to Mr. Westfall. The model I reviewed (in excellent condition) has a $120,000 price tag hanging on it. That's right - it costs more than a small house in the country."

Post date: 26/04/2009 - 00:00

Specifications

Specifications
Lens type: 
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Mount: 
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
AF Motor type: 
USM
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
1,200mm
Angle of view: 
2.08°
Zoom Ratio: 
1.0x
Max Magnification: 
0.1x
Lens construction: 
13 elements in 10 groups
Diaphragm Blades: 
8 aperture blades
Maximum Aperture: 
f/5.6
Minimum Aperture: 
f/32.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
Yes
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
14.00m
Distance Scale: 
Yes
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
Yes
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
228.0mm
Length: 
836.0mm
Body material: 
Metal
Filter Diameter: 
48mm Drop-in
Lens Hood included: 
Yes

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