It was sold at the WestLicht Photographica auction in Vienna, Austria, eventually fetching an eye-watering €2.16 million. That’s about $2.8 million. Bidding started at a relatively respectable $390,000, but in the course of four minutes offers reached $2.3 million. The final price is higher because it includes a rather sizeable buyer’s premium. In fact, you can watch the auction take place in the video below.
The world’s previous most expensive camera was also a 0-series Leica, but it sold for a paltry $US1.7 million. [BBC]
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