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1957 Leica MP Camera Sells for a Staggering $1.34 Million at Auction

9 days ago   |   By Peta Pixel

The 39th Leitz Photographica Auction recently concluded and a rare 1957 Leica MP Black Paint edition camera went for the highest value by far, commanding a final price of 1,200,000 Euros .
The Leica MP is one of only 412 ever produced, making it one of the rarest Leica models of all time. The Leitz Photographic auction says that this version was acquired mainly by professional photographers and that many of the most famous Magnum photographers of the time used Leica MP cameras.
“Today it is among the most sought-after Leicas of all,” the auction writes. “The idea which led to the...
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