Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Impressive lens and old cat photos

Here's something that might give you an incredulous laugh.
While looking at assorted Canon lenses, I found an incredible super telephoto lens:
1) Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM Lens
Now discontinued, this lens costs as much as a small house (if you can find one for sale, that is) - the one in the following photos is worth $120,000 - and as for how big it is, you attach the camera body to the lens, not vice versa.
It's the largest and probably rarest automatic focus lens in the world, and is used for a variety of application that require long distance shots. 

Here's a photo:
Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM Lens Review
Hm, that doesn't really show just how huge this thing is.  How about these:

Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM Lens Above City
Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM Lens Mounted on EOS 1Ds Mark III
Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM Lens Mounted on EOS 1Ds Mark III
For comparison, here's the 1200mm with the EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM Lens

Here's the review:

I believe the most expensive Canon lens currently in production is the EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM Lens, the smaller lens shown in the photo above.  At the bottom of the linked page, you can see the entire lineup (at least the ones there were in 2008 - there might be more now); very impressive.  Before I knew about cameras, I thought the gray, super telephoto lenses looked like toys or something, but I've found that they're the "L" lenses, Canon's best and most expensive.

On another topic, here are some old photos of two of my cats, probably taken with the now-broken camcorder.
In case you were wondering, I don't have the kitten eating the slice of bread anymore.

I now have this photo on, here:  
You may have noticed the captioned LOLcat is at the bottom of my blog.
Now it's your turn; go ahead and give it a good caption. 

Me, messing with the birdies?  Of course not!

Attack of the alien cats with eyebeams!
I probably should crop this one...

More of the photos (including edited ones) can be seen here:

-Max out

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looking at that telescope, I am tempted to paraphrase a sentence from "Bedtime Stories" - "If you saved up all the money you ever got for three lifetimes, you could probably by the case."
Love the alien cat. Now I want to go watch "Signs" again...
~ Mirriam