The World's Most Expensive Lens

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Earlier this year, the title of being the world’s most expensive camera was snagged by a 1923 Leica camera. And now, news about the world’s most expensive lens are making rounds… and it’s also a Leica! Find out more after the jump!

The lens is a customized Leica SPO-Telyt-R 1:5.6/1600mm lens that is roughly 4 ft. (1.2 m) long, weighs 132 lbs. (60 kg), and has a 42 cm wide end, making it the company’s longest, heaviest, and largest lens. It has a focal length of 1600mm, and is compatible with Leica’s 1.4x and 2x APO-teleconverters that will enable it to have a focal length of 2240mm and 3200mm, respectively.

Bought by Sheikh Saud bin Muhammed Al-Thani of Qatar, this baby’s price tag reached a jaw-dropping $2.07 million, and is reportedly transported via a customized four-wheel drive Mercedez Benz.

Image via PetaPixel

Unfortunately, sample shots taken with this lens are yet to be revealed. But nonetheless, what do you guys think? How do you imagine the shots would turn out? Leave your comments below!

All information for this article was taken from PetaPixel and Design Taxi.

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written by geegraphy on 2012-09-03 in #news #lens #record #news #world-s-most-expensive-lens #leica

4 Comments

  1. clownshoes
    clownshoes ·

    Wow; 1600mm at 5.6 aint bad.

  2. reminator
    reminator ·

    wish I had the chance to mount that on my R-series cameras!

  3. neutral-grey
    neutral-grey ·

    I doubt that the pictures would be much good, even though its Leica glass.

  4. haydn34
    haydn34 ·

    Well, it seems Leica even supersized its logo... (www.apotelyt.com/photo-lens/leica-most-expensive-lens)

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