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Start Saving As A Rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM Lens Is Going Up For Auction

If you have a spare $100,000 (ish), you could add a huge Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM lens to your collection this Autumn.

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EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM
 

As you've probably not managed to get away on holiday for a while or spent too much of your earnings on going out, you might want to consider purchasing a rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM lens that's going up for auction in October. The slight catch is you'll probably need over $100,000 to secure it. 

According to Canon Rumors, Wetzlar Camera Auctions will have a Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM on their 9 October 2021 auction schedule and even though we don't currently know what the starting bid will be, other Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM lenses have sold for well above the $100,000 mark. 

Allegedly, only 20 Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM lenses were ever made, the lens weighs 16.5Kg and has a minimum focusing distance of 14-meters. So few lenses were built as the annual production volume was just two lenses. This was because it took a year to create the massive fluorite crystals. 

You can find more information about the lens going up for auction on the Wetzlar Camera Auctions Facebook page. 

If you have a little less cash to spend and don't need a super-telephoto lens that's quite as long, have a look at our 'best superzoom' or 'top telephoto zoom' recommendations.

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NeilSchofield Plus
14 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2021 7:27PM
Heck if a price for 1 stop extra, notwithstanding the scaffold purchase
pink Plus
17 6.7k 8 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2021 7:45AM
Nah.................not going to bother, can't get filters to fit it!

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