World's most expensive lens

Hillsilly

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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.
 

Hillsilly

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bdunbar79 said:
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. :)
 

aj1575

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Hillsilly said:
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....
 

Vossie

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Danielle said:
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.
 

emag

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$2.06 million, Mercedes camera 'case'........and all he did was take pictures of his cat ;D