16 year old scoops $7,200 Leica M4 camera kit for just $15 at church sale

Leica m4
(Image credit: Tyler B)

One lucky teen struck gold when he stumbled across a Leica M4 film camera and several sought-after lenses for $15 at a garage sale in Detroit, Michigan. The 16-year old, whose hobbies include tennis and snowboarding, had no idea the kit was worth over $7,200.

The teenage, known as Tyler B, attended a garage sale at a local church looking for old watches and camera equipment. As reported by PetaPixel, amongst the hoards of bric-a-brac, vintage crockery, and piles of clothes, he discovered a Kodak 35 and a “fancy looking” camera he’d never heard of before. Not knowing what he had unearthed, Tyler decided to leave the camera and carry on with his holiday plans. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.