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zsas
05-14-2012, 09:21 AM
Someone is happy to bring home a new camera....

I hope the buyer posts in the new RF thread!

Come on, which one of you caved? He

Leica camera auctioned in Austria for record $2.8 mln
Reuters | 05:43 PM,May 13,2012

http://ibnlive.com/generalnewsfeed/news/leica-camera-auctioned-in-austria-for-record-28-mln/998129.html

TBN
05-14-2012, 09:37 AM
It wasn't me ! :)

mjs
05-14-2012, 09:42 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/leica-camera-auctioned-austria-record-2-8-million-120647317.html

Yes, you read that right. $2.8 MILLION euros.

Honey, you know that camera I was thinking about buying but hadn't because I thought maybe just possibly it was too expensive? Yeah, about that... :whistling:

Mike

andrew.roos
05-14-2012, 10:38 AM
US$2.8M, EUR 2.2M.

MDR
05-14-2012, 10:41 AM
Maybe the owner of the Leicashop and the Westlich himself, remember the Daguerreotype camera that recently sold for a record sum well it's standing in the Westlicht Gallery next to some other beautiful cameras. Maybe on permanent loan who knows

Mainecoonmaniac
05-14-2012, 10:56 AM
That's some expensive GAS.

Mustafa Umut Sarac
05-14-2012, 12:14 PM
Its a piece of history you cant beam yourself to these days. May be first time traveller will be a very rich man. By this way I was reading science news and reach to a point there is no life in universe because nobody beam itself to here or go back in time and stop the wars and diseases. If there would be a UFO , at least they would stop the diseases if they are not s.. of b....

Jerevan
05-14-2012, 12:17 PM
I think it would be better to buy film for all that money instead and skip the GAS. Or donate some of it to APUG. :)

blansky
05-14-2012, 12:40 PM
Collecting, a type of hoarding.

Some people hoard money, some hoard objects and others hoard people.

Some do it for prestige, love, respect or acknowledgment.

Seems kinda sad.

But some also do it to preserve and share.

Not sure what this was.

E. von Hoegh
05-14-2012, 02:22 PM
Or they could just send me the 2.8 mil. I wouldn't waste it on a camera........;)

E. von Hoegh
05-14-2012, 02:26 PM
How about this one? http://www.popsci.com/gadgets/article/2012-05/8000-leica-camera-only-shoots-black-and-white?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews

zsas
05-14-2012, 02:33 PM
Seems like a good investment, only 28 of them? Gold bars get boring after a while, this investment takes pics too!!!!

Klainmeister
05-14-2012, 03:22 PM
Should probably merge the threads.

cliveh
05-14-2012, 03:36 PM
I wonder if the owner will put a film through it. I know I couldn't resist using it:)

SuzanneR
05-14-2012, 03:37 PM
Two threads merged.

zsas
05-14-2012, 03:45 PM
Clive - If I was a billionaire and found myself in the situation of owning this beauty, I would for sure run a roll! Seems that it would increase its value if it was proven to still work.

Thanks Suzzane for the merge!

Poisson Du Jour
05-14-2012, 06:21 PM
The big question: does the camera work? Seriously, US$2.8m for something that in all probability doesn't even work? Show us the photos!

Sirius Glass
05-14-2012, 08:16 PM
I just have to have two [or three] Leica 0-Series cameras! Where do I send the money?

Sirius Glass
05-14-2012, 08:17 PM
The big question: does the camera work? Seriously, US$2.8m for something that in all probability doesn't even work? Show us the photos!

See: http://news.yahoo.com/photos/leica-goes-for-record-2-8-million-slideshow/;_ylt=Aqtl9UxA2334ziGg79meBsLzUc0F;_ylu=X3oDMTRvNG 50djRvBG1pdANBcnRpY2xlIFJlbGF0ZWQgQ2Fyb3VzZWwEcGtn AzQ1YWM5ZDZjLTg3ZWEtMzQ1MC04ZDE4LWFlOWU3OWYyMDQ5NQ Rwb3MDMQRzZWMDTWVkaWFBcnRpY2xlUmVsYXRlZENhcm91c2Vs VGVtcAR2ZXIDNWYxNTAwZjAtOWMzNC0xMWUxLWJmZjctOTAyZj lmNDk4YmE5;_ylg=X3oDMTJ1a2V1YzIwBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZw Nlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDNmI3MTNmOGEtODQzOC0zZmRhLWI2ZjQt ZDMyZGZlN2FhOTE3BHBzdGNhdANob21lfHRyYXZlbARwdANzdG 9yeXBhZ2U-;_ylv=3

benjiboy
05-15-2012, 06:19 AM
The lunatics have taken over the asylum.