Posts Tagged ‘auction’

Leica 100th Anniversary Set Includes Both Analog & Digital Cameras and Some Glass

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Leica has come out strong in 2014, showing off and releasing some impressive gear — both on their own and in collaboration with third-parties — in the first and second quarters.

And they should be, as this past March was the 100th anniversary of their camera manufacturing, albeit not technically in mass production. Read more…

‘Spirit Photo’ Forgeries Prove Fake Photo Controversies Existed Way Before Adobe

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Spirit photography, a type of photography which claims to capture ghosts and spirits via a photographic process, dates back to the middle of the 19th century. Photographers would act as “mediums” to the spiritual realm and do their best to pull a fast one on unsuspecting customers.

This particular series of images was captured by photographers Craig and George Falconers, a pair of charlatans who worked in the early part of the 20th century. Read more…

Bidding War Helps Hasselblad Sell 2 Lunar Cameras for $54K at Charity Auction

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Still think there’s no market for overpriced Hasselblad Sony clones? This might change your mind. Thanks to a heated bidding war at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance exotic car festival, two … we’ll call them generous… generous gentlemen paid $54,500 for two Hasselblad Lunar cameras that would normally run $14,000 retail. Read more…

The Only Camera NASA Ever Brought Back from the Moon Will Soon be Auctioned Off

Update: According to collectSPACE, this might not have been the only camera brought back from the moon. Check out the update at the bottom for details.

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A total of fourteen Hasselblad cameras made it to the moon on the Apollo missions; but of those 14, only one ever made it back. And now, that one camera is going to go home with a lucky (and rich) collector pending an auction at WestLicht in Vienna on March 21st. Read more…

Fascinating Album Featuring 1,500 Vintage Mugshots Goes for $10K at Auction

This tattered old photo album containing a fascinating collection of some 1,500 mugshots taken over one hundred years was recently sold by the Swann Galleries auction house in New York for $10,000. Read more…

Ultra-Rare 2000mm f/11 Nikkor Lens Up On eBay for $25K… Broken

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The last time we wrote about the Nikkor 2000mm f/11 C Reflex lens was in 2010 when a working version of the behemoth was up on eBay for the not-so-affordable price of $19,950. Given that information, how much would you pay for a broken, beat-up version of the same lens 3 years later? Well, someone on eBay thinks it’s worth $25K. Read more…

Mark Newson and Jony Ive Talk About the One-of-a-Kind Leica M (RED) Camera

We’ve heard a lot about the Leica M (RED) edition created by design gurus Mark Newson and Jony Ive, but up until now it’s all been press release information. Now, we have a video in which both Newson and Ive talk a little bit about the creations they’ve put together for the upcoming Sotheby’s (RED) auction on November 23rd, including a section about the aforementioned camera. Read more…

Extremely Rare Gold-Plated Leica Luxus II Could Fetch $1.6 Million At Auction

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This almost one-of-a-kind Leica camera — which was discovered as part of an Antiques Roadshow episode years ago — could sell for more than $1.6 million when it goes up for auction next month. Read more…

Hashbag: A New Site that Turns Instagram Into the World’s Weirdest Shopping Mall

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Narcissism and obsessive personal documentation are all fine and good, but sometimes you just want to buy and sell stuff. A new site promises to make that considerably easier to do just that through Instagram by restricting searches to postings with a #forsale hashtag and providing a simplified transaction system. Read more…