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B&H Posts Canon 1200mm f/5.6 EF USM
Richard Favinger Jr, Photographer
Pottstown | PA | USA | Posted: 5:01 PM on 04.28.09
->> http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/800622963-USE/Canon_2527A001_Super_Te...

If you have $120k , it's yours... :-)
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Steve Ueckert, Photographer
Houston | TX | | Posted: 5:08 PM on 04.28.09
->> Excerpts from the B&H product description:

"...calling this lens a 'tele' is like calling King Kong a monkey."

"Pack mule not included."
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Jim Comeau, Assistant, Photo Editor
Los Angeles | CA | USA | Posted: 5:41 PM on 04.28.09
->> Anyone want to go halves on this? :)
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Christopher Kays, Photographer
Benton | IL | USA | Posted: 5:45 PM on 04.28.09
->> Well, you could lease it......for $4068 a month!
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Chris Parent, Student/Intern, Photographer
Harahan | LA | United States | Posted: 5:47 PM on 04.28.09
->> I wonder how many times threads have been started about this?
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Mark Peters, Photographer
Highland | IL | USA | Posted: 7:26 PM on 04.28.09
->> Perhaps this is the savior of a newspaper somewhere.

They buy it, then post it for sale in their classifieds.

Overnight hundreds of thousands of clicks on their website, driving up their ad revenue.

They could pass it around among a small cartel of papers. Each time jacking up the price $20,000, to build greater interest.............
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Curtis Clegg, Photographer
Sycamore | IL | USA | Posted: 8:19 PM on 04.28.09
->> Actually Mark it might be a good investment for newspapers, or anyone else.

This one was going for $75k in 2005:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/321779

In January '08 this one was going for $99k:
http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=27811

Sixteen months later B&H is selling one for $120k.

That's a better return on investment than renting it out, as suggested here:
http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=27912
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Rich Gabrielson, Photographer
Rapid City | SD | USA | Posted: 11:46 PM on 04.28.09
->> Just added it to my 'cart' to see if there was a discount...


Nope, no discount....
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Nick Morris, Photographer
San Marcos | CA | United States | Posted: 12:15 AM on 04.29.09
->> I wonder if anyone would come up and talk to you if you were to show to an NFL game with one
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Richard Favinger Jr, Photographer
Pottstown | PA | USA | Posted: 12:26 AM on 04.29.09
->> Well, if every member on SportsShooter (3114 by the index)... chipped in $38.54 We could buy it and have it as a pool lens... Then Sports Shooter could pimp it out... Heheheh... :-)
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Bradly J. Boner, Photographer, Photo Editor
Jackson | WY | USA | Posted: 1:02 AM on 04.29.09
->> I forwarded this to my publisher. I asked if we could buy it in case we needed to photograph people on the summit of the Grand Teton from our parking lot.
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Paul W Gillespie, Photographer
Annapolis | MD | USA | Posted: 1:09 AM on 04.29.09
->> I wonder if Canon will even work on it still or is it out of date for them to repair it if broken? Also if you own this lens does it automatically qualify you for CPS and are the dues waved? I can see it now, some GWC, doctor or lawyer, on the sidelines of a HS Football game with this lens asking me what settings I use.
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Richard Favinger Jr, Photographer
Pottstown | PA | USA | Posted: 1:20 AM on 04.29.09
->> Actually, I was thinking Little League...
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Paul Nelson, Photographer
Temperance | MI | USA | Posted: 12:51 PM on 04.29.09
->> That'd be one mighty macro lens for reverse-lens photography!
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Nick Morris, Photographer
San Marcos | CA | United States | Posted: 4:02 PM on 04.29.09
->> Can you imagine... "Hi I'm here to shoot your wedding!"
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Jeff Mills, Photographer, Photo Editor
Columbus | OH | USA | Posted: 4:08 PM on 04.29.09
->> Chuck Norris shoots with a 1200mm f/5.6 handheld.
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Michael Granse, Photographer
Urbana | IL | USA | Posted: 4:30 PM on 04.29.09
->> I'm not sure if I would spend $120,000 on this. After all, it is a used item and is described being in 9+ condition.
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Richard Favinger Jr, Photographer
Pottstown | PA | USA | Posted: 4:27 AM on 05.02.09
->> I think you meant Steven Segal... ;-)
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Alex Witkowicz, Photographer
West Boylston | Ma | USA | Posted: 10:03 AM on 05.02.09
->> In case you missed it, TheDigitalPicture.com posted a review of this lens a few weeks ago:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-1200mm-f-5.6-L-USM-Lens...
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Brian Dowling, Photographer
Philadelphia | PA | USA | Posted: 12:32 PM on 05.02.09
->> UPS shipping is $666.85 to my door. I hope whoever buys it has a NAPP membership(free B&H shipping) :]]
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Tony Sirgedas, Photographer
Pierce County | WA | USA | Posted: 1:30 PM on 05.03.09
->> I'm holding out for the f4 IS version.
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Jeff Martin, Photographer
wellington | OH | usa | Posted: 7:37 PM on 05.03.09
->> If I order 2, is there a discount?
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