Some like it hot! Flame-grilled Leica M4 sells for a sizzling $2000 at auction

Leica M4, BBQ edition
(Image credit: Flints Auctions)

When your camera looks like it's just been barbecued alongside a 12oz rib-eye, you'd be forgiven for thinking any residual value had entirely gone up in smoke. But in the case of a Leica, the priceless kudos of that little red dot can even endure a cremation.

(Image credit: Flints Auctions)

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.