That 600mm birding lens you bought last month just NOT cutting it? Need more reach? Like WAY more reach? You’re in luck! For the cost of a sizable mortgage, you can purchase the longest prime lens Canon EVER made! It’s the Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM, and it’ll run you $180K if you manage to buy it up before someone else does.

No that’s not a typo, you will really have to spend $180K to buy this used monster of a lens, but for that money you get a legendary piece of glass that has been dubbed “The Mother of All Telephoto Lenses.”

As B&H quips in the lens description:

The Canon 1200/5.6L USM, the longest fixed telephoto lens ever built by Canon, contains 13 elements (2 Fluorite) in 10 groups and focus’ down to 49.5′. With an angle-of- view of about 2° on a full-frame 35 mm camera, calling this lens a ‘tele’ is like calling King Kong a monkey.

Get to know this behemoth a bit better in this video by B&H from 2009:

If you can swing the price tag and own the biceps required to heft this bad boy, $180K will earn you: the lens in extremely good condition, “a leather slip-on ‘lens cap’, the original fitted aluminum trunk case, a custom trunk case with wheels that holds the original trunk case, and a prodigious measure of ego satisfaction […] Pack mule not included.”

Click here to check it out for yourself. And, for the love of all that is holy, if you buy it… LET US KNOW. We want to tell your story and… you know… maybe borrow it for a stretch ; )

[H/T PetaPixel]