Leica camera snapped up for $2.7 million in Vienna sale
Published on Nov 25, 2012 6:34 AM
VIENNE, Autriche (AFP) - A custom-built Leica camera that once belonged to influential American photographer David Douglas Duncan fetched more than 1.6 million euros at a Vienna auction Saturday.
Duncan used the 1955 black M3D Leica when he worked for Life magazine. The final sale including fees was 1.68 million euros (S$2.66 million).
Leica built the camera specially for Duncan, according to the Westlicht photo gallery, which ran the auction in the Austrian capital.
Its estimate had been between 250,000 and 300,000 euros.
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