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    WTB: Canon 1200mm

    Hey fellows, long time...

    Looking for a Pristine New or Used Canon 1200mm Lens for a good friend.

    If you are selling one or know of any one selling please refer, much appreciated...

    You can email me: [email protected]

    THANKS!!

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    Re: WTB: Canon 1200mm

    There are only about 9 of these on the planet, they were only ever made by special offer to Canon and the prices will scare the pants off you! Have to admit my initial thought was that you were joking. An 800mm lens on a 1D4 will get you to 1040mm at a fraction of the cost and to be honest will be realistic to be able to aquire. A 800mm with the new 1.4X II converter will probably give as good IQ at 1140mm and although you lose a stop, at least you don't need a 2nd tripod to mount it and a sherpa to carry it for you, or the need to sell your house to afford it (not kidding about the house!).
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    Ben,

    You find a 1200 and Ketch will buy it...he runs with the BIG boys in the RED world.

    Nice to see you over here Ketch, it has been a long time! And this group may be one of the few that might harbor such a beast.

    I was very disappointed to read your No Diving post recently...at least with the Epic and 4K you will have a great topside view of the dives. Awaiting notification to send my old R1 in for Stage 3....waiting....waiting...

    There is a small video thread here...would be nice to see a couple of links to your world from time to time. We get the stills part of the DSMC but would love to see the higher end of RED raw and Graeme's magic.

    With warm regards,

    Bob

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    Ben,

    no joking, seriously looking for a Canon 1200mm lens, and well aware of both price and quantity made by Canon, one of this lenses has already been ordered, but if I can find one used in pristine conditions my friend will be much happy to avoid the long wait...


    Bob, I miss this place, just been os busy with RED...

    But I'm coming back here, its such a pleasure to deal with Pros, and share the love of Imagery form our Stills, and as I'm also buying a MF camera again, and this time we'll really put it to use.

    We'll also see what is happening in here with the DSMC world of things, if not I'll start few sections if the Bosses here permit...

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    Re: WTB: Canon 1200mm

    Last edited by ricm; 29th January 2012 at 23:53.

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    Re: WTB: Canon 1200mm

    I think b&h sold theirs already.

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    Thanks buddy,

    but B&H, Capture Integration, and any other Photography known to man was already contacted, no luck.

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    Re: WTB: Canon 1200mm

    Sorry, my apologies, good luck on your search!
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    Re: WTB: Canon 1200mm

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Rubinstein View Post
    Sorry, my apologies, good luck on your search!
    None needed Ben...

    ... Thanks!!

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    Re: WTB: Canon 1200mm

    Kevinscameras? Seems to have everything. If he doesn't have one might know where one is. Interesting WTB!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wjlapier View Post
    Kevinscameras? Seems to have everything. If he doesn't have one might know where one is. Interesting WTB!
    Thanks, I have no contacted them, so I will.

    You should see my WTB adds on REDUSER...

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    Re: WTB: Canon 1200mm

    There are also a couple of other interesting lenses; not autofocus but that probably doesn't matter in this instance:

    Nikkor 1200-1700 f/5.6-8 zoom which unfortunately is as least as rare, and the
    Leica Apo-Telyt 1600/4 and Zeiss 1700/4 which are both rarer and rather pricier.

    I've seen both of them, but doubt that more than a couple were made.

    Henning

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    Re: WTB: Canon 1200mm

    Wimpy 1200/5.6

    That's not a long lens ... THIS is a loooooog lens

    Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 1700 mm F4 lens: Digital Photography Review

    Just kidding, good to see ya here Ketch!

    -Marc

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    Probably the most interesting WTB ad I've seen in recent memory!

    I was going to mention the one at B&H, but I guess it sold.

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    Re: WTB: Canon 1200mm

    Thanks guys, but I'm oy looking for the Canon 1200...

    Thanks Marc, I'm back for good, we'll be shopping for an other MF kit shortly, Leica S2 or Hassy HD4-50/200mpx.

    Then Ill start posting some good stuff from Italy...

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    Re: WTB: Canon 1200mm

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Wimpy 1200/5.6

    That's not a long lens ... THIS is a loooooog lens

    Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 1700 mm F4 lens: Digital Photography Review

    Just kidding, good to see ya here Ketch!

    -Marc
    1700mm!?!?! Now THIS is the lens. And 1/3 of the price of a 1200. But kind of lacking in the mobility dept .......

    Ginormous 5200mm Canon Lens on eBay

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    Hi Ketch, I came across this Ad for a Canon 1200mm F/5.6 on sportshooters.com

    SportsShooter.com - Classified Item

    wish I could afford something like this, but then I will need to get my own sherpa first....

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    Thanks guys, emailed the Sport Shooter, lets hope they still have it...
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    Re: WTB: Canon 1200mm

    You might try contacting the owner of Oakley, the sunglass maker. Word among the surf photographers in Hawaii is that they had a Canon 1200. That was a few years ago, but given the rarity of the lens it might be worth a shot.

    Off topic...isn't the 1200-1700 Nikkor zoom still available via special order? I seem to recall it's price was in the 40K region, a veritable bargain compared to the Canon 1200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfotog View Post
    You might try contacting the owner of Oakley, the sunglass maker. Word among the surf photographers in Hawaii is that they had a Canon 1200. That was a few years ago, but given the rarity of the lens it might be worth a shot.

    Off topic...isn't the 1200-1700 Nikkor zoom still available via special order? I seem to recall it's price was in the 40K region, a veritable bargain compared to the Canon 1200.
    He he, that would bemy friend Jim Jannard, ex owner of Oklay as He sold it to Italian company Luxottica, and currently Ceo and owner of RED DIGITAL CINEMA COMPANY, from which I buy all my RED One and RED EPIC cameras...

    But no luck here either, as he already dif sold his 1200 some time ago, but thanks just the same buddy!!

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    Re: WTB: Canon 1200mm

    FOUND!!

    THANKS FOR ALL THE LEADS GUYS!!

    PS: If a Mod. can post it as FOUND that would be great, thanks!!
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