Leica camera sells for almost 1 million dollars at auction

Leitz Photographica Auction
Leica M3 black paint with a black counter dial and a Leica Model A Anastigmat (Image credit: Leitza Photographica Auction)

A Leica camera has just sold for nearly 1 million dollars at the Leitza Photographica Auction 42. The prestigious annual camera sale took place on June 9-10 online where a range of vintage cameras, lenses and photographs were all put up for auction demanding the attention of steadfast Leica lovers and camera enthusiasts. 

Amidst the array of captivating items, two particular Leica models captured the attention of bidders: a rare Leica M3 black paint with a black counter dial and a Leica Model A Anastigmat. These coveted pieces sparked fierce competition, drawing considerable interest from enthusiasts looking to add these iconic cameras to their collections. Bidders had the option to place their bids in person at Leitz Park in Wetzlar, via telephone, or through online platforms.

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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.