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10 of the Most Expensive Cameras Ever

We all love interesting and perhaps somewhat obscure facts and anyone reading this site has at least a moderate interest in cameras -- and hopefully, their history. Part of that history includes the unique, weird, one-of-a-kind, and (you guessed it) extremely expensive cameras which have, in one way or another, played a role in paving the way to where we are today.

Rare Leica Lens Sells at Auction for Whopping $290,000

A rare Leica lens has sold for more than some people will pay for a house. The Vario-Elmar-M 3.5-5.6/28-75mm ASPH. prototype was initially estimated to sell for between €60,000 and €80,000 (~$72,430 and ~$96,570), but blew past those projections easily, closing at €240,000 (~290,000).

Hands-On with Sharp’s Sub-$5,000 8K Mirrorless Camera

During the be beginning of the year, Sharp Corporation unveiled a surprising, small handheld Micro Four Thirds 8K camera – but back then we had very few details about it. Now, just before NAB 2019 is about to begin, we had the opportunity to talk to Kaino-san from Sharp, who was kind enough to answer our questions and also let us have a short spin with it.

This Widest-Ever 4.9mm Fisheye Lens Can See Behind Itself

LensRentals founder Roger Cicala is known for disassembling camera gear and sharing his findings on his company blog. Now he has done the opposite: he's sharing how he built (from scratch) a prototype 4.9mm f/3.5 "hyperfisheye" lens, the widest fisheye lens ever made. It's a lens so wide that it can literally see behind itself.

Razer Had Two Prototypes Stolen from Their CES Booth

Razer made headlines this week with a couple of cool prototypes, including the world's first triple display laptop codenamed "Project Valerie." Unfortunately, what seemed like a great week with some great products and press ended badly when two of their prototypes were stolen off the showroom floor.