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05-14-2012, 09:41 AM   #1
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BBC: Leica camera fetches 2.16m euros at auction

A prototype Leica camera has sold for 2.16m euros (1.74m), setting a new world record for a camera.

It was one of just 25 models created in 1923 as a prototype for the groundbreaking Leica A, which was the first commercially successful compact camera to use 35mm film.

Branded the "null-serie", or 0-Series, only 12 are known to have survived
BBC News - Leica camera fetches 2.16m euros at auction

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the barnacks are incredibly rare (and you see fakes on ebay) even in the production models that followed the prototypes.
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Indeed. Closed this in preference to the older one.

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