The article finished with this: "As for what C-4 is planning to do with the lens, there are definitely plans to put this thing on sale. But it'll cost a pretty penny, and likely never make it through to the rental fleet, so you can expect it to be quite the collector's item."
And elsewhere, they noted that the front element alone was $5000.
Just a drop in the bucket, all I need to do is win the lottery.
I guess I'd have to want the lens too. It is magnificent but somebody who will use it should get it.
I see no reason why a rental house wouldn't buy one, especially after they mentioned it.