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Got a kidney to spare? The Canon EF 1200mm F5.6 goes on auction

The ultra-rare Canon EF 1200mm F6.7 goes on auction on October 6th.  That gives you plenty of time to manage the sale of your kidneys, family or if you're lucky, maybe the yacht to be able to afford this lens.  Prices of these lenses have gone upwards into the 150,000 or more price range, so it's unknown how much this lens will set you back if you want to be the lucky owner.  It's still the longest autofocusing telephoto lens in existence and that's an incredible feat given it came out in 1993.  (Zeiss makes a crazy 1700 F4.0 by custom order, but it's not autofocus capable).

B&H Photovideo had one a few years ago and did this video about the experience.

Its core specifications were;

Marketed July 1993
Original Price 9,800,000 yen (w/case and hood)
Lens Construction (group) 10
Lens Construction (element) 13
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
Minimum Aperture 32
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 14
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.09
Filter Diameter (mm) 48
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 228 x 836
Weight (g) 16,500

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