• Canon 200mm f/1.8: A Legendary Lens Known as the ‘Eye of Sauron'

    3 days ago - By Peta Pixel

    If you'd like to get your hands on a legendary Canon lens without having to take out a mortgage , the 200mm f/1.8 may be one to consider. Sometimes referred to as the “Eye of Sauron” - a Lord of the Rings reference - the 200mm f/1.8 only saw 8,000 produced during its run from 1988 through 2004.
    Compared to the ultra-rare $180,000 1200mm f/5.6L, of which around 12 were made, the 200mm f/1.8 often shows up on the market and a used one can be purchased for around $3,000 to $4,000 these days. Not bad for a lens touted as the fastest 200mm lens ever produced.
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