The Super Rare Canon Lens You'll Never Be Able To Afford

If you're willing do the research, you can get great lenses for your Canon shooter from the likes of Tamron and Sigma. Even so, nothing quite beats the high-quality EF range from the company itself. So, if you're in the market for a genuine, 1200mm Canon lens, you can grab one right now for a cool $177,278 Australian. We'll wait while you sell the required number of organs to raise funds.

UK-based camera equipment retailer MPB Photographic recently got its hands on a used — and extremely rare — Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM. Available for just £99,000 (and free worldwide delivery!), it's in "virtually immaculate condition" and comes with leather front and rear lens caps, a Gelatin II filter and flight case.

If you're planning on picking it up, the price actually includes VAT of 20 per cent, so for Australians it's only £82,500, or $147,731. Hard to say no to $30,000 off — you could buy yourself a decent car with the spare dollars.

The hard decision is what to do with it once you have it — whack it on your camera and take some mad photos, put it on the mantle so people can admire it, or place it lens-down and pretend it's a model space ship from NASA.

[MPB Photographic, via Petapixel]

Photos: MPB Photographic

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