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Old Feb 18, 2005, 8:17 AM   #1
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Came across a 1996 CANON catalog of L series EF lenses and this lens was in the line-up but current catalogs and websites don't carry it anymore. Does anyone know what became of it and if it was ever for sale? I've only been into photography for a few months and excuse me if this sounds like a dumb question.

Its specs where quite awesome and it's faster than anything we have today. Here's a picture of that page in the catalog




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Old Feb 18, 2005, 9:33 AM   #2
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I saw a website that talked about it the other day, said it sold for $2500 (when it was selling) and that the picture quality wasn't up to the cost of the lens.

Also said it was only really good for low light and was hard to use because of the small depth of field.
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Old Feb 18, 2005, 9:45 AM   #3
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Thanks. Upon further searching I came upon some reviews at FM http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/s...t=2&page=3

From what they say it seems that aside from its low light capabilities itjust wasn't worth the hefty price tag and bulk.:-)
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bloody gorgeous looking though.

I remember this lens from years back, we drooled over it as students.

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Old Feb 23, 2005, 9:18 AM   #5
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The 85mm f/1.2L is still available... and is 'relatively' a better value
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