Gun rifle cameras to gold-plated Leicas – these photo rarities are worth a fortune!

Leitz Auction no 44
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If you love Leica then prepare to be amazed at the 44th Leitz Photographica Auction, which will be held on June 08 at Leitz-Park in Wetzlar, focusing on the iconic history of Leica's M range and celebrating 70 years of the Leica M system.

Since its establishment in 2002, this auction house has held biannual events dedicated to vintage cameras and accessories, earning global recognition as a premier source for historically significant photographic equipment. While featuring items from various manufacturers, the auction primarily highlights Leica cameras and lenses.

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Sebastian Oakley
Ecommerce Editor

For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.