Bought myself a new camera

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by minnieoi, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. minnieoi macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2013
    Jonathan Ive's one-off Leica M camera fetches $1.8m at auction

    A one-off Leica M camera designed by Apple's own Jonathan Ive fetched more than $1.8m at Sotheby's yesterday, with the funds raised going to the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

    Author: Olivier Laurent

    24 Nov 2013 Tags: AppleLeica

    Carved out of a single piece of aluminum, the Leica M for (RED) was expected to fetch more than $750,000 at an auction to help raise funds to fight AIDS. That estimate was smashed yesterday when it went for $1,805,000.

    First announced at Photokina 2012, the collaboration between Leica and Apple's Jonathan Ive was a dream-come-true for many collectors of Leica cameras. Designer Marc Newson also participated in the auction, helping create the camera's concept.

    "From a design standpoint, it features a laser machined aluminum body and an anodized aluminum outer shell," Leica said when it presented the camera earlier this year. "A total of 561 models and nearly 1000 prototype parts were made during the 85 days it took to create of this unique, one of a kind camera."

    The camera has a full-format CMOS sensor, high performance processor and new Leica APO-Summicron -M 50mm f/2 ASPH lens "representing the best in photography along with its innovative design," claims the German camera manufacturer.

    A specially-designed Mac Pro for (RED) put to auction yesterday fetched $977,000.
  2. snberk103 macrumors 603

    Oct 22, 2007
    An Island in the Salish Sea
    Nope. It was a dream-come-true for one collector, dashed dreams for the several others (the unsuccessful bidders) and just a dream for the rest.
  3. Ish macrumors 68020


    Nov 30, 2004
    I wonder what he paid for it? Originally I mean.
  4. acearchie macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2006
    I think you have misunderstood.

    It's not Jonathan Ive's. He has designed a one-off Leica specifically with the intention of having it auctioned off for charity.
  5. Ish macrumors 68020


    Nov 30, 2004
    Yes I did. Thanks! :)

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