Photography is a fun art but, at the same time it can become very expensive.It is a dream of every photographer to own all types of camera and its accessories.There are many professional photographers who own a huge collection of different camera and its accessories. Here, in this article we have a list of few incredible camera lenses which you can add to your collection. These lenses are huge, incredible, and expensive.
Let us have a look at the incredible lenses ever produced
1. Nikon 6mm Fisheye Lens
Price: $160,000 (Approx. Rs.1,02,12,000)
The Nikon 6mm became the widest lens in the world as soon as it was released. It possesses a 220-degree angle of view. Nikon revealed this prime lens in the year 1970 at Photokina. Later, in 1980s Nikon released an updated version of this prime lens. This lens is no longer in production. But, if you are lucky, you might find at least one pop-up on eBay every now and then.
2. Carl Zeiss 50mm Planar f/0.7
Price: $23.1 million (Approx. Rs.1,47,29,71,500)
Carl Zeiss 50mm Planar was the lens actually created by NASA to shoot the dark side of the moon. These lenses were used by Stanley Kubrick to shoot the candlelight scene in Barry Lyndon. Today, you can even rent these same lenses via the Kubrick Collection.
3. Canon 5200mm F/14 Mirror Lens
Price: $45,000 (Approx. Rs.28,69,425)
As a photographer, have you ever wished to capture an object that was 18-32 miles away? Well, this lens will help you capture that shot. This lens can stretch its focal length to around 5200mm just by using a series of mirrors. You need to stand 394 feet away from the lens, if you want to get your subject in focus.
4. Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 1700mm
Price: $100,000+ (Above Rs.63,76,500)
Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 1700mm it’s the largest non-military tele lens on Earth. The F/4 lens was revealed in 2006 and you can actually purchase this lens from Zeiss. This lens was specifically designed for the photographers and not for the military or scientists. The weight of the lens is 564 pounds which are about 255 kgs, yes you read it right.
5. Leica 1600mm f/5.6 Telephoto
Price: $2 million (Approx. Rs.12,75,50,000)
The Leica 1600mm Telephoto is a special type of lens for a different number of ways. It is not only the most prestigious lens manufacturer in the world but, it also just happens to be one of the most expensive lenses ever made. Sheikh Saud Bin Mohammed Al-Thani of Qatar purchased this lens but he has not released any sample images. Al-Thani carried the lens around in his Mercedes due to its heavy weight.
6. Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6
Price: $120,000 (Approx. Rs.76,51,800)
Canon EF 1200mm weighs about 36 lbs (16 kgs). The lens also has an ultrasonic motor built for autofocusing. The crystal that is required to build this lens takes longer to grow so, only two 1200mm lenses produced each year. This is the largest Canon lens ever made and today, the only handful of these exists. The B & H call this lens as the “The Mother of all Telephotos”.
7. Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 APO EX DG
Price: $32,000 (Approx. Rs.20,40,800)
Sigma 200-500mm is the only 500mm lens that shoots at an aperture of f/2.8. Also, this lens is the coolest looking lens on the list. The weight of the lens is about 35 lbs (15kgs) and it stretches over 726 mm in length. You can get this lens from Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts.
8. Rokinon 650-1300mm f/8-16
Price: $239 (Approx. Rs.15,242)
The Rokinon 650-1300mm is the most affordable lens on the list. You cannot perform any low light photography with this lens as the lens has an f-stop range of 8-16. This is a great lens for shooting in daylight.
9. Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8
Price: $1,500 (Approx. Rs.95,647)
The recent addition to the Sigma range is the 4.5 mm lens. It is one of the widest lenses in the world. The lens was specially designed to be used in the artistic applications or for scientific applications. This lens is great for shooting macro images as it has the minimum focus distance of 5.3 inches.
10. Leica 50mm f/0.95
Price: $10,500 (Approx. Rs.6,69,532)
The Leica 50mm lens is a go-to lens for all the professional photographers. Usually, a F/1.4 is considered as a great 50mm lens. But, in 1975, Leica took this to the extreme with their invention of the Noctilux-M. The invention of the Noctilux-M was their response to discontinue the Canon 50mm f/.95. This lens can also be adapted to work on the micro 4/3 mount camera .
These lenses are mainly used for wildlife photography and astrophotography except for the Carl Zeiss 50mm, it is only used to capture the dark side of the moon. So, if you are a fashion photographer by profession and still wish to try something different and crazy, you can buy these lenses. If you think we have missed out on any lens that deserves to be in the list, do let us know in the comment section.