Leitz Photographica Auction not too long ago concluded and a uncommon 1957 Leica MP Black Paint edition camera went for the best worth by far, commanding a closing value of 1,200,000 Euros (about $1,344,366).
The Leica MP is one in all solely 412 ever produced, making it one of many rarest Leica fashions of all time. The Leitz Photographic public sale says that this model was acquired primarily by skilled photographers and that most of the most well-known Magnum photographers of the time used Leica MP cameras.
“As we speak it’s among the many most sought-after Leicas of all,” the public sale writes. “The thought which led to the manufacturing of the MP mannequin got here from a number of well-known American press photographers, who needed to utilize some great benefits of the Leicavit (obtainable at the moment for IIIf solely) on their Leica M cameras as properly. It was primarily the suggestion of Alfred Eisenstaedt and David Douglas Duncan which aroused the curiosity of Dr. Ludwig Leitz, who was the director of the event and development division in 1955.”
a Contax Rifle camera that offered for 120,000 Euros (about $134,436), a Prototype Summarit lens that offered for 264,000 Euros (about $295,760), and a Leica M3 that offered for 264,000 Euros (about $295,760).
the Leitz Photographica Auction’s website and a full checklist of all gadgets and their closing sale values will be present in a detailed PDF document.