World's oldest camera fetches nearly 600,000 Euros at auction


Status
Not open for further replies.

RSSNewsRobot

Senior Member
Sep 27, 2006
7,612
2
0
#1
The world's oldest commercially-produced camera, an 1839 Susse Freres wooden box daguerreotype unit, sold at auction in Vienna on May 25th for €588,613 (about US$792,000 at current exchange rates).

More...
 

messenjah

New Member
Mar 17, 2007
150
0
0
31
#2
:) itz so big itz almost impossible to bring around...n from the pic it looks like itz made frm wood...cool...
 

photo-boy

New Member
Dec 22, 2003
85
0
0
Clementi
#5
What do you expect a camera from 1839 to be made of? Plastic? ;p

Well done! :thumbsup:
Haa haa haa....:bsmilie:

For those of us old enough to remember the days of film and further back.....there was a time when cameras weren't completely plastic. Even the simple Kodak disc had metal bodies.

There was a time when press photogs were lugging around a medium format collapsible camera. And that WAS the portable camera of its days.

Everything is getting smaller - cameras, cars, salary (no thanks to GST increase - well, maybe only civil service salary is the exception to this rule) and even housing.

Very soon, our next generation would think eggs are made in the supermarkets. :bigeyes:
 

Status
Not open for further replies.
Top Bottom