Well camera and photography lovers, are you ready to own a piece of photographic history? This July, one of Ansel Adam’s most famous cameras is to be auctioned off by the Revival Auction Company. The opening bid is $300,000 but it promises to go for much more. It has been in the hands of his assistant, Liliane Decock after he died, and now that she has passed, her son is putting it up for sale. Considering the camera is in great condition, (he used it between 1964 and 1968) you can use it yourself and see what magic it holds within. Or, perhaps you will simply admire it, knowing that so many incredible images were captured with it.
The Arca Swiss 4×5 medium format camera is normally considered excellent, so if you decide to shoot with it, you will have a sharp, fast lens and a well-built body and bellows. True, sharing images directly to Instagram might be slighty difficult, but considering this camera was used to capture amazing landscape vistas, the gang will be impressed anyways.