Published on January 28th,2010 at 3:47 PM
By >Akihabara News Team

World’s Oldest and Most Expensive Commercially-Produced Camera and some philosophizing…

Made by Alphones Giroux in Paris in 1839 based on the plans drawn up by his stage-painter and showman brother-in-law Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre, this camera will be auctioned on May 29 by WestLicht Auctions in Vienna with the starting price 200,000 Euros and the estimate is 500,00-700,000 Euros.

Well, isn’t it always such a mix of feelings (at least for some of us) when we see “the very first” of the products which are already ordinary parts of our lives and hence we take for granted. After looking at this camera, one can (at least for a few seconds) appreciate the advancement and the variety of the cameras that are available now. Easy to say but this is how it looked 171 years ago and it is amazing how much and how fast technology evolved in the last couple of decades in itself only…

Another thing is, I guess it is one of the ironies of our lives to witness a certain oldest genre of product as being far more valued than its newest and most advanced example. And in the end, it must be one of the examples reflecting the human psychology that if you feel unique, you would like to possess unique items to reflect that or else, getting unique items is the way you feel unique…

Anyways, before I leave you pondering about the topic, here is the right address for you to reach more info about this camera: http://www.westlicht-auction.com.

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