A Look at Canon's Seven Craziest Lenses

Canon has a long history of producing some of the most interesting and extreme lens designs out there, and they can be a blast to look back on and even use today if you can track them down. This fun video takes a look at the company's seven most extreme designs, ranging from an insane 5200mm f/14 lens from the 1960s to one of the most useful options on the market today. 

Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this neat video takes a look at seven of Canon's most extreme lenses, including optics like the 400mm f/2, the famous 50mm f/1.0 L USM, and the modern RF 28-70mm f/2 L USM. Though I would love to get my hands on pretty much every lens in this video, I am lucky enough to own the 28-70mm f/2 L and can confirm it is one of the best lenses I have ever used. While it might seem particularly over the top, it has easily replaced a few prime lenses in my bag while being far more versatile and convenient than a prime. In fact, I don't own any prime lenses between 14mm and 85mm anymore, and I don't miss them. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Frost. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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