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Won the lottery, or are you an early bitcoin investor? - Brightcolours - 06-10-2021

Then good news: two famous and very rare lenses are up for sale.

One is the Canon EF 1200mm f5.6 L USM. It only was produced on special order. Only 2 could be made per year, because of the very large fluorite element it contains (the fluorite crystals needed a LOT of time to grow large enough). Only a few examples of this lens are known to exist.
https://www.facebook.com/WetzlarCameraAuctions/posts/861971707999483

The other lens, a Zeiss Planar 50mm f0.7. It was designed for NASA in the early 60's to photograph the "backside of the moon" during Apollo missions. Only 10 copies are said to have been produced, and this might be the only one for sale in your lifetime. 
https://wlpa.auction2000.online/auk/w.object?inC=WLPA&inA=20200729_1055&inO=329


RE: Won the lottery, or are you an early bitcoin investor? - wim - 06-10-2021

(06-10-2021, 11:18 AM)Brightcolours Wrote: Then good news: two famous and very rare lenses are up for sale.

One is the Canon EF 1200mm f5.6 L USM. It only was produced on special order. Only 2 could be made per year, because of the very large fluorite element it contains (the fluorite crystals needed a LOT of time to grow large enough). Only a few examples of this lens are known to exist.
https://www.facebook.com/WetzlarCameraAuctions/posts/861971707999483

The other lens, a Zeiss Planar 50mm f0.7. It was designed for NASA in the early 60's to photograph the "backside of the moon" during Apollo missions. Only 10 copies are said to have been produced, and this might be the only one for sale in your lifetime. 
https://wlpa.auction2000.online/auk/w.object?inC=WLPA&inA=20200729_1055&inO=329
The Zeis Planar 50 mm F/0.7 is of course also famous for its use by Stanley Kubrick in the movie "Barry Lyndon".

I was told a long time ago that he also used it in "A Clockwork Orange", and owned 6 copies of it, and I was aware at the time only 10 were made, for NASA, but I cannot find any references to that. It looks like he only used it in "Barry Lyndon".

Interesting video about Kubrick's cameras and lenses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfNB4YepvTA

Kind regards, Wim


RE: Won the lottery, or are you an early bitcoin investor? - Brightcolours - 06-10-2021

10 were produced, 6 went to NASA, 3 were sent to Stanley Kubrick who used one/more, and one was kept by Zeiss.
https://petapixel.com/2013/08/05/zeiss-f0-7-you-can-now-rent-two-of-the-largest-aperture-lenses-ever-made/
https://web.archive.org/web/20090309005033/http://ogiroux.blogspot.com/2008/06/worlds-fastest-lens-zeiss-50mm-f07.html
https://www.cined.com/stanley-kubricks-legendary-f0-7-zeiss-lens-explored/


RE: Won the lottery, or are you an early bitcoin investor? - stoppingdown - 06-10-2021

Maybe Klaus might borrow them for a lab test... ;-)