The fourth Wetzlar Camera Auction recently ended. Of the 256 lots, a Leica M Prototype 24x24mm camera sold for the highest hammer price. With the buyer's premium, the camera sold for nearly $700,000.
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Oct 6, 2022
The Canon FD 24mm F1.4 S.S.C. Aspherical was the fastest 24mm lens when it launched in 1975. Despite being mass-produced, the lens is quite rare today and remains highly sought-after due to its image quality and utility for cinema.
Jun 13, 2022
Oskar Barnack's personal Leica 0-Series prototype camera was expected to sell for up to $3M at the 40th Leitz Photographica Auction. This past weekend, the camera significantly exceeded expectations and sold for just over $15M, breaking the previous record set in 2018 by a different 0-Series prototype camera.
May 16, 2022
Man Ray's 1924 photograph Le Violon d'Ingres recently sold for $12.4 million, making it the most expensive photograph ever.
If you want to own a piece of Leica history, now is your chance. The Swedish auction house, Auctionet, has listed six Leica cameras up for sale. Leica built each camera for the Swedish military in the 1950s, and five of them come with matching Elmar lenses.
Apr 15, 2022
Over sixty years after this camera was prototyped at its headquarters in Wetzlar, Germany, a collection of various prototype models and components is expected to go up for auction at the 40th Leitz Photographica Auction.
Mar 29, 2022
The camera is one of just 23 0-Series units manufactured and was personally owned and used by Oskar Barnack, the inventor of 35mm still photography, before being passed down to his son, Conrad.
A specially-modified Zorki-4 rangefinder camera is up for sale in Bulgaria. The Soviet-era spy camera was designed to capture photos through drilled holes in walls. If you want to own an unusual and rare piece of Soviet history, now's your chance.
Nov 29, 2021
Last month, we wrote about the upcoming 39th Leitz Photographica Auction. It has since finished, and there were some huge hammer prices for many items, including a rare Zeiss Ikon Contax rifle and a very are black Leica MP Black Paint No. 55 camera.
Oct 4, 2021
The 39th edition of the Leitz Photographica Auction will take place next month in Austria. The auction includes many rare cameras and lenses, including a stunning Leica MP, a very rare prototype lens and much more interesting equipment from photography's storied past.
Jun 9, 2021
Could it hit $200,000? Quite possibly. The Canon EF1200mm f/5.6 L USM is an extremely rare beast, but one is coming to auction in October this year
In 1966, Zeiss designed a 50mm F0.7 lens for NASA for its Apollo missions. Zeiss made only 10 of these lenses, six of which went to NASA. One of these lenses is now up for auction by Leitz Photographica Auction, and organizers believe the lens could sell for nearly $150,000.
Some cameras are worth money to collectors even when they can't be used to capture photos. A charred Leica M4 and Summicron 50mm F2 lens recently sold at auction in the United Kingdom for over $2,000 USD.
Collection of photographs by William Henry Fox Talbot, among the world's first, sells for nearly $2M
Apr 23, 2021
William Henry Fox Talbot was a pioneer of photography. An incredibly rare collection of images, which Talbot had originally given to his sister, have been passed down through the family for 170 years and were auctioned by Sotheby's, fetching almost $2M.
Mar 29, 2021
A one-off prototype used in the development process of a limited-edition (RED) Leica M is expected to sell for more than $250K when it goes up for auction in June at the Leitz Photographica Auction
Dec 18, 2020
Sotheby's of New York recently completed the auction of 'A Grand Vision: The David H. Arrington Collection of Ansel Adams Masterworks'. The 123-lot collection earned a total of $6.4M USD, with 94% of lots selling. An iconic image set a record, selling for $988,000, the highest total ever for an Ansel Adams print.
Nov 12, 2020
Christie's is currently hosting an auction of a massive photo collection. The collection, 'Voyage to Another World: The Victor Martin-Malburet Photograph Collection', includes 700 lots and more than 2,400 separate items.
Sotheby's is auctioning dozens of iconic NASA 'Red Number' photos from the collection of Philip Kulpa, as well as a selection of vintage space prints from the estate of Bill Taub, NASA's first senior photographer who covered major events until the end of the Apollo program.
The print, which is potentially the only version with photographer Joe Rosenthal's signature, is expected to sell at auction for upwards of $25,000.
The Leica l Model A, dating from between 1926 and 1927, comes with a card signed by Earhart herself. Unfortunately, this is the only 'proof' that the camera really did belong to her.
This Leica 0-series—one of only 25 ever produced, and only three in 'original condition'—beat the previous record set by another Leica 0-series. It is now officially the most expensive camera ever sold at auction.
Feb 19, 2018
A blockchain crypto-art rose based on a digital photograph by Kevin Abosch was just sold for the equivalent of $1,000,000 USD in cryptocurrency to 10 equal investors. If that last sentence made absolutely no sense to you, read on.
This rare camera was used to train Japanese airplane machine gunners during World War II. Instead of bullets, the camera would shoot pictures, which would be developed and analyzed to improve the gunner's accuracy.
A Hasselblad camera claimed to have been used by U.S. astronauts on the moon sold on at auction in Vienna for nearly $1 million, despite questions as to the veracity of its travels. WestLicht Photographica Auction in Austria reported the camera, a Hasselblad Electronic Data Camera, sold for €550,000 (€660,000 with the buyer’s premium which is about $910,400) and was won by Japanese businessman Terukazu Fujisawa. Learn more
A rare Leica camera has been sold at auction in Hong Kong for around $620,000 (~£380,000). The gold-plated 1932 Leica Luxus II is one of only four ever made, and comes in a crocodile skin case. The camera was expected to raise around $1.2 million at auction, but ultimately sold for around half of that amount. Learn more
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