Here’s your chance to own a piece of photographic history. The Arca Swiss 4×5 camera that Ansel Adams used between 1964 and 1968 will be auctioned off next month.
This view camera was used by Ansel Adams, then given to Liliane DeCock, his full-time photographic assistant. Liliane continued to use this equipment during her time as Ansels’ assistant, and for her own photography and travels throughout the United States. It has been retained by her son since her passing in 2013.
The auction takes place on July 9th, so if you’re interested in a wonderful piece of photographic history, get your bank account ready!
The Leica M3D seen above just fetched a staggering $2.18 million at the WestLicht Photographica Auction in Vienna, becoming “the most expensive camera from a serial production ever.”
The camera was one of four that was specially customized by Leitz for American photojournalist David Douglas Duncan, which he used for many years to document powerful war time photographs.
Back in May, a 1923 Leica O-Series camera became the most expensive camera in the world after being sold for roughly $2.79 million at the WestLicht auction. That camera was a prototype camera, and just one of 25 made (only 12 of them exist today).