1. Canon S-type 50mm f/0.95
The Canon S-type 50mm lens featured an f/0.95 aperture. Four times faster than the human eye, the lens was the fastest photographic lens in the world at the time. It was introduced in 1961 for Canon’s 35mm rangefinder models.
2. Leica 1600mm f/5.6 Telephoto
The Leica 1600mm has the honor of world’s most expensive lenses ever made. This 1600mm is the largest and heaviest telephoto lens, it was created for Sheikh Saud Bin Mohammed Al-Thani of Qatar.
3. Carl Zeiss 50mm Planar f/0.7
Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f/0.7 is one of the largest aperture lenses in the history of photography. The lens was specifically made for the NASA to capture the far side of the moon in 1966.
4. Nikon 6mm Fisheye Lens
The Nikon 6mm f-2.8 was the widest lens in the world, which was first introduce in 1972. It presents a 220 degree (approx) angle of view and is no longer in production. It has an incredible picture angle of 220° – 40° wider than standard fisheye lenses. It boasts 12 glass elements and was originally developed for special scientific and industrial use.
5. Canon 5200mm F/14 Mirror Lens
This lens is perfect for shooting weddings, events and sports 18-25 miles away. In fact, to even get your subject in focus you would have to be standing 390 feet away from subject.
6. Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 APO EX DG
Sigma’s APO 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG, is the first large-aperture ultra telephoto lens with an F2.8 aperture at 500mm. This ultra telephoto lens is capable of auto focus shooting with ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) and SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass for maximum correction of aberrations.
7. Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6
The world’s largest interchangeable SLR AF lens, in terms of both focal length and maximum aperture, ensuring extremely sharp, high – quality images.
The EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM is a super-telephoto prime lens that is uses an EF mount and compatible with the Canon EOS camera range. Weighing in at about 36 lbs, this 1200mm lens includes an ultrasonic motor built for autofocusing. Only 2 lenses of this model are produced each year.
8. Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8
This lens is built for cropped sensors, giving them a full 180° field of view within a single frame. Sigma 4.5 mm lens is one of the widest lenses in the world. With a very minimum distance of 5.3 inches it is a great lens for shooting macro images.
9. Rokinon 650-1300mm f/8-16
The Rokinon 650-1300mm Telephoto Zoom Lens is the perfect option for bringing distant subjects up close, with a remarkable telephoto range at an incredibly affordable price. The lens also features a rotating, locking tripod mount and a built-in lens hood with impressive zoom range. The lens has an f-stop range of 8-16, so it might be a great lens if you’re shooting in daylight.
10. Leica 50mm f/.95 Noctilux-M
The World’s best ever aspherical lens- Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux-M “King of the Night” redefines the limits of available-light handheld shooting and works with any Leica M-mount camera. The Noctilux-M f/0.95 is born to shoot at incredibly large apertures of f/1.4.