$400,000 Leica goes under the hammer

Leica 250 Reporter GG with a Leica-Motor MOOEV
(Image credit: Leitz Photographica)

A collection of rare Leica cameras is being auctioned on June 8 in Germany. The star lots in the sale at Leitz Photographica Auction are three 35mm film cameras that have an estimated hammer price of between $300,000 to $500,000 a piece. So if you are thinking of getting all three, you are going to have to be prepared to fork out over a million dollars.

Mind you, these cameras are unlikely to break any records. Last year, the auction house, formerly known as WestLicht Photographica, sold a rare example of the Leica 0-Series produced in 1923 was for 2.4 million euros  (equivalent to more than £2.1m/$2.9m) and which is still the highest price ever paid for a camera sold by auction.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.