Land of the giants: the world’s largest lenses


Camera lenses come in many different sizes. We take a look at the unfathomably massive – the world’s largest consumer lenses. 

Sigma 200-500mm f2.8 APO EX DG Telephoto Zoom

Weighing in at a hefty 34.6lbs and 726mm in length, this is not the easiest lens to carry around with you on holiday.  As well as being meaty, the Sigma 200-500mm also wins some world firsts; it is the first large-aperture ultra telephoto lens to have an f/2.8 aperture at 500mm, and is the largest high-speed zoom lens available.

If you’re impressed by this and are looking for a lens that is excellent at tracking fast moving objects and you don’t mind parting with $32,000, this could be the lens for you!


Weight: 34.6lb/15.7kg
Width: 236.5mm
Length: 726mm
Focal Length: 200-500mm
Price: $32,000


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