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How a Lost $3,500 Leica Lens Traveled the World to Get Home

Posted On: May 16, 2018   |   Posted By: Peta Pixel

How a Lost $3,500 Leica Lens Traveled the World to Get Home

Earlier this year, photographer Arthur Galvao was reunited with a camera lens that he had lost. That probably happens all the time, but get this: the lens was lost in a desert and traveled around the world before finding its way back to Galvao two years later .
The camera store retail chain Samy's Camera writes that the strange tale began in 2016 when Galvao and his mother were on a photography trip in Joshua Tree National Park in southern California.
After a day of shooting , the duo returned to their hotel room. It was there that Galvao was horrified to discover that his $3,500 silver Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH lens was nowhere to be found.
At some point during the outing, Galvao had left the lens somewhere in the vast desert wilderness. Believing that it would be impossible to retrace their steps and find the lens, Galvao considered it lost forever and returned home.
Fast forward two years. Late last year, a man named Jorgen Loe Kvalberg was visiting Joshua Tree...

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