Extremely rare Nikon lens hits almost $200k at auction!

Nikkor-O Auto 58 mm f/1
(Image credit: Wetzlar Camera Auction)

A rare and sought-after Nikon lens has just sold for almost €200,000 at a Wetzlar camera auction in Germany. It managed to fetch such a staggeringly high amount due to the fact it’s likely a one-of-a-kind but regardless, anyone with that kind of cash to splash on a lens must have a seriously impressive camera collection.

Wetzlar Camera Auctions are no stranger to making some pretty monumental sales so this is not new territory. It recently sold a replica of a Leica camera from the NASA skylab missions for half a million pounds after expecting it to go for between £60K and $80K (perhaps they need to start giving higher estimates).

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.