The Leica 35mm film camera was purchased at Vienna's WestLicht Photographica auction for approximately $2.8 million. What began as a $390,000 bid quickly escalated in just under four minutes, making this product the world's most expensive photography device.
This 35mm framework is a part of the 1923 Leica O-series. Only 25 O-series film cameras were produced, and there are currently 12 of them known to exist today. This retro gadget was sold with a buyers premium that further drove up an already expensive price tag, bringing about over the top numbers. Fine art enthusiasts can watch this record breaking sale unfold via WestLicht Vienna's Youtube channel, bringing to life the now iconic purchase of a historical piece.