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This is What a 200mm f/1.0 Lens Looks Like

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“200mm” and “f/1.0” aren’t two specs you generally see together in the world of camera lenses. After all, the Canon 200mm f/2.0 is already a giant 5.6 pound piece of glass, so an f/1.0 version would be ginormous.

If you want to see what a 200mm f/1.0 lens looks like, Abex UK is currently selling one on eBay. The lens seen here is designed for thermal imaging cameras, and it has a Buy It Now price of $389,000.

Yes, that’s a can of Heinz tomato soup to give you a sense of scale.

The front element on the Rank-Taylor lens has a 200mm diameter. Oh, and it also weighs nearly 40 pounds. You need to do some serious lifting just to move it from place to place.

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Abex says that they’ve intentionally listed the lens at 10x the current market value to attract offers, so that means this lens should ordinarily fetch around $40,000 — the $180,000 Canon 1200mm f/5.6 still handily beats this lens in the area of price. If you’re interested in having a 40-pound 200mm f/1.0 lens for yourself, you can find the eBay listing here.

(via eBay via mirrorlessrumors)


Image credits: Photographs by Abex UK/eBay

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