Just Sold : a $2.18 Million Camera

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).