• The World's Most Expensive Camera Lens
  • Posted 28 months ago by Jack Lowe · Art & Design · 18646 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 28 months ago · 25
    • he's compensating for a lack of the worlds most expensive lens. problem solved.
    • nfn Posted 28 months ago · 16
    • 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 28 months ago · 24
    • 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 28 months ago · 20
    • 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 28 months ago · 33
    • 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 28 months ago · 46 Reply
    • I'd sand paper the shit out of it
    • brian Posted 28 months ago · 20 Reply
    • so its a telescope thats been tarted up a bit
    • hcb Posted 28 months ago · 42 Reply
    • This photo is a great Sachtler advertisement.
    • Todd Bradley Posted 28 months ago · 23 Reply
    • You know there is a REALLY hot girl who just moved in next door
    • David Posted 28 months ago · 30 Reply
    • Old news...
    • Bram Posted 28 months ago · 31 Reply
    • That's one expensive camera lens, just to photo camels.
    • archna Posted 28 months ago · 36 Reply
    • What, he couldn't spring for the 2.8?
    • ATP Posted 27 months ago · 50 Reply
    • Does the price include a hood ?
    • Fran├žois Posted 27 months ago · 28
    • 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 25 months ago · 32 Reply
    • Have you remembered the Canon 5200mm ? I guess the Canon is more expensive !
    • photofoxy Posted 18 months ago · 30 Reply
    • like it .....
    • shaikh mohammad faisal samad Posted 18 months ago · 8 Reply
  • This Week's Music Reviews
  • 28 months ago · music · 0 Comments · 5604 Views
  • Considering the lack of music reviews on our website the last couple of months we might as well call this "This Year's Music Reviews". Yes, we missed out on giving our opinion on new classics like "Channel Orange" and "Born To Die" but no worries, we've regained our judgmental spirit...
  • A$AP Rocky Delays Album Release
  • 28 months ago · music · 3 Comments · 5213 Views
  • When speaking to radio station Wild 94.9, rapper A$AP Rocky announced that his album would be dropping on 31 October (Halloween) instead of the planned date of 11 September, 2012. He also mentioned that potential producers for the album, entitled LONGLIVEA$AP, include Clams Casino,...
  • Reigning Champ Launch Lookbook and Website
  • 28 months ago · culture · 3 Comments · 5473 Views
  • To bring in their brand new website with a bang, Vancouver-based basics label Reigning Champ have launched a black & white lookbook alongside it, featuring parts of their Autumn/Winter 2012 collection as well as their collaboration...
  • Music Video Monday
  • 28 months ago · music · 0 Comments · 6144 Views
  • This week new visuals come from JJ DOOM, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Peaking Lights, The xx, and Regal Safari. Directed by Ninian Doff, Travis Peterson, Jordan Redaelli & Jason MIller, Jamie-James Medina, and Nick Delap, respectively.
  • Frank Gehry To Design New Facebook Offices
  • 28 months ago · Art & Design · 5 Comments · 12454 Views
  • The legendary 83-year-old architect Frank Gehry has been recruited by Facebook to design a new 420,000 sq ft office complex across the street from their current campus in Palo Alto, California. Named Facebook West, the new building...
  • Norse Projects 5 Panel Caps
  • 28 months ago · culture · 1 Comment · 3387 Views
  • New for Autumn/Winter 2012, Danish label Norse Projects have introduced some strong examples of their popular 5 panel caps in both suede, cord, and wool. Branding is featured on the front of the vintage-style wool baseball cap, while the cord models feature a contrasting brim and...
  • Prada Levitate Wingtip
  • 28 months ago · culture · 10 Comments · 9006 Views
  • For Autumn/Winter 2012, Prada have released a variation of the classic wingtip brogue, adding a transparent air cushion sole which we would normally associate with shoes like the Nike AirMax 360. The move comes soon after fashion label Cole Haan received a lot of press for their...