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Photographer David Douglas Duncan's Leica camera snapped up for 1.6 mn euros in Vienna sale
A rare Leica I(A) Luxus gold plated camera dated 1929 is hold during an auction of antique cameras on November 24, 2012 in Vienna. The camera is sold for 850.000 Euro, only 95 of this Leica models were produced between 1929 and 1931. AFP PHOTO / DIETER NAGL.
VIENNA (AFP).- A custom-built Leica camera that once belonged to influential American photographer David Douglas Duncan fetched more than 1.6 million euros at a Vienna auction Saturday.

Duncan used the 1955 black M3D Leica when he worked for Life magazine. The final sale including fees was 1.68 million euros ($2.18 million).

Leica built the camera specially for Duncan, according to the Westlicht photo gallery, which ran the auction in the Austrian capital.

Its estimate had been between 250,000 and 300,000 euros.

Duncan is best known for his combat photos, including pictures taken during the Korean and Vietnam wars, and his close friendship with Pablo Picasso.

Saturday's sale also included thousands of NASA vintage photographs and slides that went for 200,000 euros.

Another batch of photographs of Russia's space exploration was sold for 60,000 euros.

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