1200mm: Digital Teleconverter

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OP Henry Richardson Forum Pro • Posts: 18,827
Used Canon 1200mm for $180,000
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You could instead buy a used Canon 1200mm f5.6 for $180,000 and a Canon DSLR since that is also an option:

https://petapixel.com/2015/04/28/bh-is-selling-a-used-canon-1200mm-f5-6l-lens-for-just-180000/

Up Close with the Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM Lens

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/find/newsLetter/Canon-EF-1200mm.jsp

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EF_1200mm_lens

With extreme care and perfect conditions you will be able to get great results with that lens. Or for about $400 (that is how much I paid for my new Olympus 75-300mm II) and DTC you can often get pretty close since atmosphere, heat waves, haze, etc. often degrades long distance photos anyway. For closer photos then the Canon has the edge. But not too close because the Canon's minimum focus distance is 49.5 feet (15 meters)!!!  The Olympus focuses to less than 3 feet (90 centimeters).

By the way, even when I occasionally shoot at pseudo 1200mm-efl I do it handheld in a small, light kit. Try that with the Canon 1200mm + 1D level DSLR.

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