Got $1,000? You can buy this 24-karat gold legendary camera lens

TTArtisan 35mm f/1.4 Gold Skin Limited Edition
(Image credit: YouTube @ArthurR)

If you've ever wanted a lens made of (well, plated with) 24 Karat gold, today is your lucky day: this TTArtisan 35mm f/1.4 Gold Skin Limited Edition can be yours for a cool $999 (approximately £775). 

Obviously there are a few curiosities in that paragraph – not least the words "TTArtisan", "24 Karat gold" and "$999", given that TTArtisan is a manufacturer best known for making some of the best cheap lenses in the industry rather than premium products. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.