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A 100-year-old Leica camera was auctioned off as the world’s most expensive camera

It was auctioned for 15 million Swiss francs

This old Leica camera is the most expensive camera in the world

The nearly 100-year-old Leica camera has broken the world record and is the most expensive camera in the world. He bought a prototype of modern photography for 14.4 million euros at auction, the equivalent of 15 million Swiss francs.

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It’s a prototype: Leica No. 105 Series 0. The 35mm camera is a milestone in modern photography. On Saturday, the piece broke the world record for the most expensive camera ever. The previous record holder – also a Series 0 Leica – was sold at auction in 2018 for €2.4 million.

To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Letz Photography auction, which takes place twice a year, featured an unusual exhibition: the nearly 100-year-old Leica was hammered – one of the first 35mm cameras ever built. In 1923 and 1924, 23 prototypes of this camera were made.