The personal camera of photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt is to auction. A Leica Illa rangefinder, Eisenstaedt loved this camera and used it throughout most of his 60 year career. With it, he captured leaders, celebrities and personalities for Life magazine. In fact, it was used to take one of the most iconic photographs in history: Kiss in Times Square on V-J day, 1945.
Leica cameras set records at Westlicht auction Leica M3D A Leica M3D owned and used by LIFE photographer David Douglas Duncan, the man who photo-documented the life of Pablo Picasso, has sold in Vienna for €1.7 million. This price breaks the record for a commercially produced camera.