A Leica MP2, built in 1958, has been sold for €402,000 ($536,000) at the latest Westlicht Photographica auction. The auction took place on December, 4th at the Westlicht gallery in Vienna, home to an 800 strong collection of vintage cameras. With a starting bid of €80,000 ($106,500) these one of just six extremely rare collectibles earned a staggering €402,000 ($536,000), thanks to an Asian collector who also now owns the most expensive Lecia camera auctioned ever.
Nikon also proved to be a big seller with two record breaking sales. The Nikon S2-E, a viewfinder camera built in 1957 and a F3 NASA from 1968 found a new owner for the sum of €168,000 ($224,000). Both exceeded the starting price by more than tenfold and became the most expensive Nikon cameras to be sold at auction, claims Westlicht.