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Thread: Canon 300mm F1.8, rare beast

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    Default Canon 300mm F1.8, rare beast

    Just for funsies, doubt anyone could realisticly get their hands on this thing!

    https://petapixel.com/2017/04/27/can...r-lens-exists/

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    Chris Prohm (11-08-2017)

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    A few months later.........
    Just noticed your post, Johan, and it got me scouring the net for news on this beastie. Amazing! Just the tech. involved in designing one would be a fascinating story - and why was it so 'secret'?

    Nikon had a 300mm F2.0 lens in the late 1980's and it was a special order item. A tennis photographer did own one, but I never got to play with it before he sold it....now they're in big demand and a number got converted into movie camera lenses.

    Probably massively impractical for 99% of photo situations, but there'd be the odd time you'd get an image that no other lens could match.
    Cheers, John Daniels.

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