It’s the most expensive camera ever sold at a cool $2.8 million (€2.16 million).
This 1923 Leica O-series prototype is one of only 12 remaining in the world. It was built to test the market for 35mm cameras prior to full production in 1925. When this series was first auctioned back in 2007 it fetched a ‘mere’ $336,000 euro.
Last week though at Vienna’s WestLicht Photographica auctions, this rare O-series, thanks to an anonymous bidder, ridiculed the price of the world’s previous ‘most expensive camera’ by over $800,000.
This camera really does mark the beginning of consumer photography, but is it really worth $2.8 million? Our basic maths tells us that the buyer spent close to $400,000 in tax for this purchase!
Check out the video below to see the action. I’m pretty sure the girl holding the camera at the end has the world’s scariest job!
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