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Watch How the $2.79 Million Leica Camera Auction This Past Weekend Went Down

Want to see how the world’s most expensive camera was auctioned this past Saturday? The video above shows the 1923 Leica O-Series going up at the WestLicht Photographica Auction and being sold at the record-breaking price of $2.79 million after auction fees and tax. WestLicht points out that these cameras have been appreciating like crazy in recent years: the first sold in 2007 for $440K and a second sold in 2011 for $1.9M before this most recent auction. Each of the auctions set a new world record for “most expensive camera”.

Yes, that camera you see sitting on the table is the actual camera being auction. The model at the end is holding a very expensive piece of metal and glass in her hands.


 
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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=37601182 Mark A. Sperry

    It’s a market that is completely controlled by the richest people who incestuously re-invest in their own pet projects so of course the price doesn’t drop.  

  • Mm

    The auction ended at 1,8Million Euro, which is about 2,3 Million $..- How did you come up with $2.79?

  • http://twitter.com/picxeldk Steffen Graumann

    $2.79 million after auction fees and tax …

  • Mike

    That was riveting…  

  • Flgraphics

    I would think something more then a ‘ding’ at the end was needed for spending that kind of money. lol