Sold! The World’s Most Expensive Camera

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Yesterday, the photographic world sat in awe as news broke of the world’s most expensive camera sale. It happened at the WestLicht Photographica auction in Vienna, coincidentally also the home of Lomography HQ. The prototype 0-series Leica 35mm camera sold for a staggering €2.16 million (or £1.73 million); one of only 25 editions produced for testing in 1923, the world-record camera is thought to be one of only 12 to have survived. Read on for a photo and witness the momentous occasion as it happened!

€2.16 million worth of analogue beauty – via Gizmodo

What a big day in photographic history! Yesterday this Leica 0-Series 35mm camera sold for an amazing €2.16 million at auction. Bidding started at only £243,000 but it soon became apparent that this camera was going to fetch a far higher price. How coincidental that this analogue masterpiece sold in Vienna, the home of Lomography HQ. Click the link below to watch all the excitement of the auction!

Source: Gizmodo

written by tomas_bates on 2012-05-14 in #news

7 Comments

  1. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    Huh? The auctioneer very clearly says €1.8 million!?!

  2. detroitlomo
    detroitlomo ·

    @buckshot it goes up to 2.16 Million after the inclusion of the auctioneer fee and other premiums

  3. grifflander
    grifflander ·

    Yes, but when you spend 2.16 million you can use 500 Lomo piggies which, you know, brings the total price to something a bit more reasonable.

  4. roby
    roby ·

    crazy

  5. co
    co ·

    :-)

  6. lomonesia
    lomonesia ·

    The viewfinder it's almost like la sardina

  7. radiognome
    radiognome ·

    Handy to have the lens cap attached to the camera with a small string. Or else it would probably already have been lost. Wonder how much that lens cap is worth alone.

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