|© Richard Sadler
As you can see, Weegee is using the Zenit 3M, a Russian camera. Today the Zenit 3M is worth about $150.00, according to this website- http://www.rugift.com/photocameras/zenit-3m-camera.htm
Why is Weegee using a Zenit? Is it a joke, or a statement on the Cold War? The photograph was made in 1964, so if the old Maestro is trying to tell us something, he's picked the right era.
Or maybe he just liked it. After all, Leicas were expensive even back then.