If you have not own Leica is for sure you dream about, right? Last week, while we been interested in a new monochrome Leica M and the next generation of the Leica X series, at the WestLicht Photographica in Vienna, Austria auctioned was an older model of this cult brand. Collectors also have such dreams, and one of them paid around $2.78 million for a unique "Null-Serie" Leica Camera.
Only around 25 prototypes of the small-format 35mm Leica camera were produced in 1923 for test purposes. Just 12 of these cameras are known still to exist. "Null-Series" became the precursor to Leica's first commercially-available 35mm camera, which was released in 1925. Recently these devices reach dizzying prices during the auction so probably next sales record will be established soon.
The all-time record of camera sale price was broken on the last Saturday by the camera No.116! (it means number 16 starting from 100).