There are many ways to see the world, and many people choose to see it through the lens of a camera. By doing so they are able to share what they see with others, all around the world!
Climbing to new heights and seeing brand new vistas, photographers have been changing our perspective of the world for generations. In order to get the best pictures however, most photographers have found that it is prudent to have the right equipment, even if it costs them the price of the average college tuition.
That being said, let’s talk about a few of the most expensive cameras on the market, and of course the one that manages to take the cake all around.
Hasselblad is an interesting brand as the company refuses to post prices on their websites, equipment, or product brochures.
Their aim of course is to give you a look at the technology before causing bias with the extreme price. The Hasselblad H4D-60 does feature some incredible technology.
For example, it has a 60 megapixel medium format sensor. In addition to that the camera features the new True Focus Technology along with Phocus 2.0 imaging software.
Packing a punch like this, you can see that it was designed specifically for the professionals, especially considering ownership will get you into the elite Hasselblad Owner’s club. What is the price exactly? Believe it or not, it comes to $41,995. That’s not bad if you own a basketball team, or perhaps bought early shares from Microsoft.
For those who are still firmly rooted in reality, there is the Canon EOS 1ds Mark III. As you probably know, Canon happens to be one of the most popular brands on the market and the EOS line is preferred by many professional photoghraphers.
The EF lens mount on the Mark III gives you a wide range of lenses to choose from, which renders this one of the most versatile cameras on the market. In addition to that it features a 21.1 megapixel full frame Canon CMOS sensor along with a 45 point AF system.
One of the most expensive lenses however costs $11,999, and when you combine that with the body price of the camera itself you end up with an $18,000 package. Luckily you can opt to use cheaper lenses if you so desire, and with that being the case, you can own the camera of your dreams if you’re willing to make a few sacrifices.
Just remember that the camera does not necessarily make the photographer.
Nikon has been one of the most popular brands in the world for some time. During the 80’s, nearly every major photo was shot with a Nikon, and today you can step up your game with a Nikin D3X.
This camera features a 24.5 megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, along with continuous shooting at 5 frames per second. The camera itself costs $7,999.95, and just like the Canon we mentioned above, you will need to purchase a lense.
This will bring the total to about $18,299.90.
The Leica R6.2 was, as a matter of fact, the final mechanical, manual exposure manual focus single lens reflex camera ever made.
With the switch to digital, mechanical cameras have been pushed by the wayside, and the R6.2 saw its final run in 1997.
During that year, Lecia released 300 special edition kits for Hong Kong, engraving the HK skyline on the top plate. This is an extremely rare, gold plated camera, and one recently sold on Ebay for $32,880.
Some cameras are in demand for their functionality, and some are in demand because of their rarity. It’s an amazing world, and these devices can capture the moment!
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