Here’s What Your Canon SLR Camera Needs: A Used 1200mm Lens for Just $120K

Hey do you have a Canon SLR camera made the past two decades or so? Sure, millions of others across the world do too. Well today is your lucky day – you can buy a 1200mm lens from New York’s B&H Foto and Electronics for just $120,000.

As soon as you get it, just click it onto your cam and start shooting.

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B&H doesn’t come right out and say it, but I think they’ve lost the tripod. Oh well.

“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.”

Don’t delay, buy today.

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