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Top 8 Most Expensive Current Camera Lenses!

I hope you have very deep pockets as most of these lenses are more expensive than many people’s entire photography collection combined! Many of these lists look at lenses that most people can never buy even if they tried, partly due to the rarity, cost and the fact that most are not made anymore. This list is a little different, I have assembled a list of the most expensive currently made, readily available lenses. All prices are as of April 2017 and are in US dollars.

#1 – Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF – $25,999.00

This big green monster of a lens takes first place! Coming in at just over 34 pounds its sure to weigh your pack down! Available for Nikon, Canon and Sigma mounts. Want to find out some more details about this lens, head over to for more details

#2 – Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR Lens – $16,296.95

One of the more recent additions to the list, but that doesn’t stop it from producing amazing images! The matched teleconverter is pretty nifty as well! More details at

#3 – Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lens – $12,999.00


The budget 800mm! Same range as the Nikon, but with quite the savings. All joking aside, this is one of the best lenses Canon has ever made. More details at

#4 – Sony 500mm f/4.0 G Telephoto Prime Lens – $12,998.00

One of the older lenses on the list but that doesn’t mean it’s not up tot the task. Packed with 3 ed elements, 4 focus hold buttons, and a Super Sonic Wave Motor, its sure to perform! More details at and

#5 – Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens – $12,296.95

Arguably the most used range for sports and wildlife photography, the 600mm is the perfect balance of weight, range and price, although I would still pick up some insurance for it! More details at and

#6 – Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Lens – $11,499.00

Being lower on the list isn’t a bad thing, Canon edging out Nikon on price once again! More details at

#7 – Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens – $11,196.95

Birds, sports, press, events, this lens can handle it all! More details at or

#8 – Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Lens with Internal 1.4x Extender – $10,999.00

One of the most innovative telephoto lenses of recent memory, the Canon 200-400mm has a very ingenious built in teleconverter for extra reach! More details at or

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