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Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM - The World's most dominant telephoto lens

Everyone knows that Canon is a Japan based company well established in many parts of the world and they are the best in hitting the market with products such as Cameras, Optical products and much more. Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM is one such product from Canon.

Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM is a super-telephoto prime lens produced by Canon, specially aimed towards the sports photographers as well as wildlife photographers. It can be used with Canon EOS (Electro-Optical System) Autofocus camera , 35 mm film camera or a digital body with a full frame sensor like Canon EOS 40D or 450D. The maker of this lens describes it as the largest interchangeable SLR AF lens in the world with respect to its focal length and maximum aperture.

The Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L uses canon EF lens mount and it has the two fluorite elements which give superior image quality which makes it ideal for many professionals who need to capture images from farthest distances. Its autofocus performance is so noiseless and it will be right on the spot with the help of the Ultrasonic Motor. This lens comes along with a heavy-duty tripod and a case and it comes with plastic extremities and switches.

Though it is expensive it holds lot of features to be admired.
This lens has been constructed using 13 elements in 10 groups and it comes with the specification of 1200mm 1:5.6 Focal Length and maximum aperture which gives this lens the ability to create in depth field effects.

It accompanies diagonal angle view up to 2° 05', vertical angle view of 1° 10', horizontal angle view of 1° 45' .
Its Inner focusing system with USM provides wide range of focus. Its closest focusing distance is 14m or 45.9 ft. It has a wide rubber focus ring and has a distance window which has an infrared index. It provides its user with the capability in limiting the range of focus with its focus-preset mechanism, and also helps its user to set the AF speed. Instead of direct mechanical connection to the focusing ring this lens detects the focusing ring rotation and uses the lens motor to drive the lens elements.

The front portion of this lens will not rotate and it will not extend while focusing. Like other telephoto lenses this lens does not have a rotating tripod mount. But, the lens mount has the feature of rotating and locking which allows this lens to be used in both used in horizontal and vertical shot positions.

It also has 48 mm Drop-in filter size and this lens weighs about 16500 grams.

As a conclusion this lens helps sport photo shooters, film photographers and nature lovers in creating some awesome masterpiece.

DBAL
Tue, 01 Dec 2009 06:21:41 +0000

Note though that it was only made to order and they stopped making them several years ago.

anukexpat
Fri, 04 Dec 2009 04:29:08 +0000

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