The juxtaposition of these two paragraphs is funny.Quote:
Is it right in your opinion, that such guitars or dresses belonged to this or that singer costs so much? in mine, not at all. I prefer spend hundred thousand dollars for a Tiffany Lamp or for an antique painting, or again for a really ancient book, than not for such junk.
Personally, [...] a camera belonged to great artists as David Hamilton or to Helmut Newton, or again referring to the sources of photography, at Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, will never cost cheap and only an idiot can believe this.
About the only way I would pay good money for a camera used by a famous photographer, would be if the talent came with it. Otherwise it would be my same mediocre images, out of a famous camera.
There are undoubtedly collectors of items, that were previously owned by celebrities or Historical users.
I suspect that few Camera enthusiasts see the value of cameras in this way. They are more impressed with condition, rarity and usability.
There probably are a few, who fall into both camps
The people in question seem to be interested in any aspect that makes otherwise ordinary camera equipment tradeable at high prices.