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World's most expensive lens
« on: August 27, 2012, 08:56:26 PM »
Don't sweat it over the cost of the 400 f/2.8isII. This one checks out at over $2 million.
http://www.petapixel.com/2012/08/27/the-worlds-most-expensive-camera-lens/#more-70978
Of course, it's a Leica...

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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2012, 09:39:54 PM »
Don't sweat it over the cost of the 400 f/2.8isII. This one checks out at over $2 million.
http://www.petapixel.com/2012/08/27/the-worlds-most-expensive-camera-lens/#more-70978
Of course, it's a Leica...

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It doesn't hold a candle in price to the camera lenses used on military spy satellites, or on the Curiosity Martain rover.  I doubt if its  in 100th place.

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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2012, 10:26:28 PM »
Hubble would have to be near the top of the list, too.  At $2.5b to construct, then all of the maintenane and the big upgrade a couple of years ago, I think it has cost almost $7b.  But it does get some spectacular shots.
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2012, 10:39:54 PM »
If you count telescopes and microscopes, its down to about #10,000.

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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2012, 11:29:36 PM »
If I had that lens I could stay between the football stadium and soccer field and shoot both games from the same location :) :)

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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2012, 01:10:31 AM »
If I had that lens I could stay between the football stadium and soccer field and shoot both games from the same location :) :)

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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2012, 02:12:56 AM »
If I had that lens I could stay between the football stadium and soccer field and shoot both games from the same location :) :)

The Canon 1200mm and 1.4x extender might be a better choice for sports - It has autofocus. :)
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2012, 02:12:56 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2012, 03:50:52 AM »
I am much more impressed by this beauty!  http://www.dpreview.com/news/2006/10/1/zeiss1700f4
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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2012, 04:06:18 AM »
This was probably not the most expensive but I think that keeping it running may cost some money :) As Hubble came here into play, I thought I'd share this liquid mirror telescope (mercury) :)

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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2012, 05:09:58 AM »
Hubble would have to be near the top of the list, too.  At $2.5b to construct, then all of the maintenane and the big upgrade a couple of years ago, I think it has cost almost $7b.  But it does get some spectacular shots.

The lens itself is much cheaper; the expensive part of the Hubble was its delivery (no free shipping here), and some repair work under warranty....

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« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2012, 05:15:41 AM »
Personally I don't understand how a Leica APO-Telyt-R 1:5.6/1600mm would be worth 2.79 million dollars. Thats really in WTF territory for me. Unless all the glass is sapphire crystal or something ridiculous.

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« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2012, 05:30:48 AM »
The customer reviews for the sigma 200-500 seem to make it the better choice.

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« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2012, 05:41:44 AM »
Personally I don't understand how a Leica APO-Telyt-R 1:5.6/1600mm would be worth 2.79 million dollars. Thats really in WTF territory for me. Unless all the glass is sapphire crystal or something ridiculous.

The thing that makes it so expensive is that this is a one-off custom built lens (as you could read in the linked article). All the development costs will be included in that price.
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« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2012, 06:02:51 AM »
Did I seriously miss that? Ha, wow.

Publicity stunt perhaps.

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« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2012, 08:03:54 AM »
The Canon EF 3000 is not much cheaper.

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