The Most Expensive Lens with Unbelievable Size

The Most Expensive Lens with Unbelievable Size

Leica APO-Telyt-R 1:5.6/1600mm lens

Price: $2,064,500

Focal length: 1600mm

Weight: 132 pounds (60kg, heavier than some people)

Length: approximately 1.2m (1.55m with lens hood attached)

Maximum lens barrel diameter: about 42cm

This Leica 1600mm f/5.6 Telephoto Lens was delivered in 2006 on special order from an incredibly wealthy photography aficionado and former Minister of Culture, Sheikh Saud Bin Mohammed Al-Thani of Qatar. He also bought a specially-equipped Mercedes four wheel drive to transport the lens and move it around. No picture taken with this lens has been released.

It proves that photography can be a very expensive hobby, and you also need to be very strong to be able to carry it!

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