I guess we’re all used to Leica gear being expensive. But when it’s rare as this Vario-Elmar-M 3.5-5.6/28-75mm ASPH. prototype lens, it gets even pricier. This Vario-Elmar prototype is one of only three existing in the world, and it was recently sold at an auction for a whopping €240,000, which is more than $290,300 USD.
Leica has just relaunched nine M-mount lenses we’ve already been familiar with. But this time, they’re cheaper. The thing is that they were made in Portugal instead of Germany, but according to Leica – they keep the same high-quality performance. Still, they are up to $500 cheaper than their German counterparts.