The human race’s penchant for capturing moments for posterity is legendary; since the days of ancient civilizations, humankind has been coming up with ways to be able to etch memories onto pieces of rock or paper, to preserve them for later generations. As technology has evolved, mankind has moved on to more sophisticated methods of capturing that special moment vis a vis cameras and video recorders. Out of all these equipments, the camera holds a special place in the hearts of connoisseurs around the world, owing to its charm and its pivotal role in shaping the world of photography around us, which probably explains why antique cameras hold an iconic place in our culture and why they have become a symbol of taste and panache for the rich and the mighty.
We are, of course, talking of the most expensive camera in the world, the Leica O-Series camera. Fashioned over eighty years ago, the Leica camera hold a special place in the annals of human history and has born witness to many tumultuous events in the course of its lifetime, effectively helping mankind retell the story through the vivid photos it captures. A connoisseur’s dream, the Leica O series camera is a classic and a perfectly invaluable piece. The portable black camera happens to be the seventh of a series made in Germany in 1923, designed for export to New York and is valued at a phenomenal 2 million dollars.