Tempted?

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    OMG!
    $99,000?
    I'll pass.
     
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    Wow!!! I would also like to know what they payed the person! That is just awesome! Maybe if I take out a business loan............;) lol.
     
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    dont forget to add in the 540$ to ship it! thats nuts
     
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    Yeah, I put it in my cart, but decided to not pull the trigger.

    I seriously considered it.

    Until I looked in my camera bag and saw Nikon gear.
     
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    If you can afford this lens, I would say that shooting Nikon gear would not be a problem. Heck, put it on a Rebel!! ;) :lol:
     
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    Bah. Now if it was an f/2.8 I would be tempted.

    Of course, you would have to fly it out here from B&H in a 747 because it wouldn't fit in a smaller plane... but that would be OK.
     
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    Nobody said I could afford it.

    I just said that I seriously considered it.

    I like seeing things in a cart, makes me feel like I turned down the option to buy it, you know? But, yeah, what if I'd accidentally ordered it? HAHA. That'd be have been a scary experience.
     
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    HAHA. A 1200mm f/2.8? That'd be insane...throw a 2x teleconverter on that...oh my God...
     
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    Wow! Interesting description:


    "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.
    Apart from a few minor cosmetic blemishes, this particular lens is extremely clean inside and out. Included with this lens is a leather slip-on 'lens cap', a fitted aluminum 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." - B&H
     
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    Wow, focus' down to 49.5'!!!!!!!!! I want this lens!! lol.
     
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    Totally fit macro work, eh?

    Seriously, can you imagine a 2x teleconverter on a 1.5x crop dSLR. 3600mm? Just what I need...I've always wanted to get the ear of my favorite athlete...
     

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