It looks like Leica cameras are expensive even when they’re completely unusable. A fire-damaged, broken Leica M4 was recently sold at an auction for £1,200 (~$1,700). With premiums and taxes, it reached the final price of £1,488, which is around $2,100.
Ansel Adams’ iconic print has just set a new record. The Grand Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming was sold at an auction for a whopping $988,000. The print was a part of a collection that exceeded the estimate and earned a total of $6.4 million.
Over the last few years, cheap lenses have become a big thing, and it’s driven the prices of a number of old cheap lenses right back up to where they used to be when new.
This video from Mathieu Stern of the Weird Lens Challenge presents us with his top seven tips to buying cheap lenses online. Some of them just make good sense, while others are not so obvious.