• The World's Most Expensive Camera Lens
  • Posted 45 months ago by Jack Lowe · Art & Design · 27975 Views
  • With a recent sale price of $2,064,500 USD, this customised Leica SPO-Telyt-R 1:5.6/1600mm is officially the world's most expensive camera lens. The lens was specially ordered by Sheikh Saud Bin Mohammed Al-Thani - an incredibly wealthy camera enthusiast from Qatar.

    The lens has a body that's 1.2 meters long and 42cm wide at the end, weighing in at 60kg (132lbs) meaning that it needs a solid tripod to be used. Because the lens is so valuable, Sheikh Al-Thani also commissioned a specially-equipped four-wheel drive Mercedes just to carry around and transport the lens.

    Unfortunately for you camera fanatics, no images taken with the lens have yet been made available.

    • he must be compensating for something
    • capcana Posted 45 months ago · 114
    • he's compensating for a lack of the worlds most expensive lens. problem solved.
    • nfn Posted 45 months ago · 102
    • People whose knee-jerk response to everything is "he must be compensating for something" are probably compensating for something. If they then take the time to type it out, they remove all doubt.
    • Milorad Ivovic Posted 45 months ago · 112
    • People who point out other people's inadequacies or mistakes are often trying to compensate for their own self worth. Hopefully the cycle is broken now.
    • watson Posted 45 months ago · 110
    • People who comment on others who point out the inadeqaucies or mistakes of others are compensating for the fact that they were not first to point out the quandary of compensating in order to improve their self worth.
    • Paul Posted 45 months ago · 116
    • It's a big lens so can probably see more. Based on this, some might say the message is it's compensation for the lack of vision some people have. Either that or it's just a bigass lens.
    • Ash Posted 44 months ago · 139 Reply
    • I'd sand paper the shit out of it
    • brian Posted 45 months ago · 112 Reply
    • so its a telescope thats been tarted up a bit
    • hcb Posted 45 months ago · 133 Reply
    • This photo is a great Sachtler advertisement.
    • Todd Bradley Posted 45 months ago · 115 Reply
    • You know there is a REALLY hot girl who just moved in next door
    • David Posted 45 months ago · 112 Reply
    • Old news...
    • Bram Posted 45 months ago · 108 Reply
    • That's one expensive camera lens, just to photo camels.
    • archna Posted 44 months ago · 128 Reply
    • What, he couldn't spring for the 2.8?
    • ATP Posted 44 months ago · 141 Reply
    • Does the price include a hood ?
    • François Posted 44 months ago · 123
    • Yes, and the hood would be big enough to accommodate a bird's nest... (http://www.apotelyt.com/photo-lens/leica-most-expensive-lens)
    • heer78 Posted 42 months ago · 125 Reply
    • Have you remembered the Canon 5200mm ? I guess the Canon is more expensive !
    • photofoxy Posted 35 months ago · 117 Reply
    • like it .....
    • shaikh mohammad faisal samad Posted 35 months ago · 93 Reply