Articles tagged "rare"

Rare Zeiss Planar 50mm F0.7 lens designed for NASA could fetch $150,000 at auction

In 1966, Zeiss designed a 50mm F0.7 lens for NASA for its Apollo missions. Zeiss made only 10 of these lenses, six of which went to NASA. One of these lenses is now up for auction by Leitz Photographica Auction, and organizers believe the lens could sell for nearly $150,000.

Rare, original Marilyn Monroe contact sheet by Bert Stern appears on eBay for $195K

An incredibly rare contact sheet from the last known photo shoot of Marilyn Monroe has appeared on eBay for $195,000.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm F4 D II ED lens with rare grey color appears on eBay

An eBay listing is offering up a bundle that includes a rare AF-S NIKKOR 500mm F4 D II ED lens.

1959 Canon 45-200mm F2.8 (C35) 'rarest' prototype lens appears in eBay auction

One of the rarest Canon lenses in existence has popped up in an eBay listing.

Ultra-rare Konica Rokuoh-Sha Type 89 'Machine Gun' camera pops up on eBay

This rare camera was used to train Japanese airplane machine gunners during World War II. Instead of bullets, the camera would shoot pictures, which would be developed and analyzed to improve the gunner's accuracy.