Most expensive camera lenses in the World

Here are some of the most expensive camera lenses in the world

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Here are some of the most expensive camera lenses in the world

1. Carl Zeiss 50mm Planar F/0.7 – $23,100,000+

This unique lens has one of the largest apertures in the history of photography, since it was specially made for the NASA Apollo lunar program to enable the capture of the far side of the moon. The Carl Zeiss 50mm Planar F/0.7 dates back from the 1960s and there were only ten of them ever made.

One was kept by Carl Zeiss, six others were sold to NASA and the renowned film director Stanley Kubrick bought the remaining three to use them while he was shooting his film Barry Lyndon.

2. Leica 1600mm f/5.6 Telephoto – $2,000,000

This massive telephoto lens was specially created for Sheikh Saud Bin Mohammed Al-Thani of Qatar, who paid two million dollars for it a couple of years ago. Since this lens is a one-off model, not many things are known about it, because no one actually had the chance to review it, but there’s a prototype at Leica’s headquarters.

3. Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 – $180,000

Specially designed by Canon to be the world’s largest interchangeable SLR AF lens, in terms of both focal length as well as maximum aperture, this super telephoto prime lens is apt for sports and wildlife photography. The Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 lens was introduced back in 1993 and it was offered for public sale three times in the 21st century.