The massive Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM lens that’s been for sale at B&H Photo since 2008 finally went home yesterday to a lucky photographer, who also has a much lighter wallet.
B&H posted the news on its Instagram account earlier today.
The EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM lens is the longest fixed telephoto lens ever built by Canon. It contains 13 elements (2 Fluorite) in 10 groups and focuses down to 49.5-feet. It has an angle-of-view of about 2° when used on a full frame camera.
It is rumored that less than 20 of these lenses were ever made by Canon. The product page at B&H for this lens confirms that it has no more in stock.
I spoke with someone at B&H earlier today who confirmed that a customer came in and picked up their new behemoth of a lens in person. Not sure if he or she received any discount but I’m hoping they walked away with at least a gift card.
Here’s a look at the lens in an earlier video of the lens posted by B&H.
What one lens is your dream lens to someday own…?