A “chargrilled” fire-damaged Leica M4 camera with a Summicron 50mm lens sold for $2000 at a recent auction



A “chargrilled” fire-damaged Leica M4 camera with a Summicron 50mm lens sold for £1,200 ($1,670) at a recent auction in the UK (the final price with fees was £1,488 0r $2,070). The camera belonged to photographer Jonathan Bloom  and got damaged in a house fire:

“I owned this actual camera. years ago. Bought it at a camera show. Sold it to a collector. Wound up in an auction. Now it’s here. so random. FYI; I paid $900 for it at the time. Maybe too much. Maybe too little. I thought of it as pared down to the basics of design. An object, perfect in its form. Stripped of its utility but perfect in its design. That is what’s cool about this. Anyone who bemoans the broken camera is full of s–t.”

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