You can't afford

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You can't afford

Post by melek » Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:22 pm

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Well, maybe you can, but it's likely that you cannot.

This Leica O-series from the early 1920s sold at auction for 14.4 million euros. It was expected to sell for between 2-3 million euros. No idea who bought it, but one thing's for sure. That person has more money than me.
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Re: You can't afford

Post by Julio1fer » Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:49 pm

I always thought that Leicas were out of my reach, but this one looks a bit extreme.

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Re: You can't afford

Post by titrisol » Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:57 am

More money than sense?
Leicas have always been rich people toys, I've wondered if Cartier-Bresson only had one lens because he couldn't afford a 2nd
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Re: You can't afford

Post by Bennybee » Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:58 am

An M2 or an M3, maybe. This one? No.
I wonder what kind of pictures you could still expect from a thing like this. It's just a collectors item, and IMO not a very nice looking one either... Just my idea...
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Re: You can't afford

Post by GrahamS » Sun Jul 03, 2022 6:11 pm

I wonder if these exorbitant sums paid at auctions for silly things like this are not money laundering scams?
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Re: You can't afford

Post by melek » Mon Aug 01, 2022 5:42 pm

Graham - that's an interesting thought. It certainly could be. But wow - 14 million+ euros. By the way,, in three years or less, I'm going to retire, and then I'll have a lot more time for film photography.
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