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Canon Super Telephoto 1200mm f/5.6L EF USM Autofocus Lens USA

B&H # CA120056LEF Mfr # 2527A001
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Rare, Super Telephoto Lens
  • Longest Fixed Canon Telephoto Ever Made
  • 2-Degree Angle-of-View
  • Rotating Handle/Tripod Mount collar

The Canon 1200/5.6L USM, the longest fixed telephoto lens ever built by Canon, contains 13 elements (2 Fluorite) in 10 groups and focus' down to 49.5'. With an angle-of- view of about 2° on a full-frame 35 mm camera, calling this lens a 'tele' is like calling King Kong a monkey.

Built-to-order by Canon from 1993 to 2005, each lens was hand-crafted at the rate of about 2-per-year and a delivery time of about 18 months. Only a dozen-or-so were ever made. Who bought them? National Geographic magazine and Sports Illustrated are known to own a couple, the Feds probably have a few squirreled away somewhere, and a few well-heeled photo enthusiasts.

This particular lens is extremely clean inside and out. Included with this lens is a leather slip-on 'lens cap', the original fitted aluminum trunk case, a custom trunk case with wheels that holds the original trunk case, and a prodigious measure of ego satisfaction. Weighing in at over 36lbs and an overall length of 33 inches, a sturdy tripod and pan/tilt head is highly recommended.

Pack mule not included.

Construction Metal Alloy
Angle of View
Minimum Aperture f/32
Closest Focusing Distance 49.5'
Filter Size 48 mm Drop-in
Lens Hood Built-in
Length 32.9"
Weight 36.2 lb
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