A Leica 0-series rangefinder camera has broken the record for the world’s most expensive camera, selling for more than £2.1 million (€2.4 million) at auction.
The Leica 0-series camera was purchased by an unnamed private collector from Asia when it went up for auction over the weekend at Vienna’s prestigious WestLicht Camera Auction.
The Leica 0-series is one of just 25 prototypes of the camera that were manufactured in 1923, some two years before the iconic camera brand officially launched.
Leica calls it a rare piece of camera history and says: “all parts including the paintwork are original, with the matching lens cover and the original folding finder.
“The camera also comes complete with a matching lens cover and the original folding finder, the unique film spool and take-up spool.”
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