A few interesting tidbits of information in this newly released video on the Canon EOS R3. Delivery is looking like late November 2021 at this point in time. Hopefully, I will have one in my hands before I depart for Mongolia in early December.
In the corner of now for something completely different, an example of the Canon 1200mm f5.6 EF lens just sold at auction for a record 500,000 Euro (approximately $800,000 AUD). The initial estimate of 80,000 – 100,000 Euro was a tad shy of pessimistic. Approximately 20 of these lenses were produced and many years ago I had the good fortune to try one at what was then Baltronics in Melbourne. I was not allowed to hold the lens, that was mounted to a large video tripod, but I was able to look through the camera and take a few shots. Even now I can recall the distance this glass covered was pretty crazy.
A Canon telephoto lens EF 1200 mm f/5.6 from the 1990s achieved a particularly spectacular result. Only around 20 specimens of this lens were originally produced on special order only at the time. The then original list price was already U.S. $ 90,000. Two customers who were connected by telephone engaged in an exciting bidding war, so that the lens was finally hammered for fabulous EUR 500,000. It is the highest price ever achieved at auction for a camera lens in the world.
I have just published Episode #25 of my Wild Nature Photography Podcast. This episode includes an update on the last two photography hide sessions here in the far north of Finland on the border with Russia. Day three had a fabulous encounter with an almost all blonde wolf at the forest edge.
I have just published Episode #24 of my Wild Nature Photography Podcast. This episode includes an update on the first two photography hide sessions here in the far north of Finland on the border with Russia. Day one had a fabulous encounter with a pack of nine Wolves, and day two included two wolverines in a nearby pine forest hide.
I have just published Episode #23 of my Wild Nature Photography Podcast. This episode covers the travel experience from Melbourne, Australia, to the far north of Finland, where I am currently situated for at least the next six weeks to photograph the wolves and wolverines that inhabit the forests on the border with Russia.