Every photographer's dream, at one point or another, is to own a Leica – but the luxury cameras carry a luxury price (and often without luxury specs), making this a difficult dream to realize for most of us.
Now, however, you can make that dream come true with the most affordable Leica ever! This Leica M3 is only $89 – but the catch is, it's made of wood.
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Still, plenty of people buy cameras just to use as an ornament – and this curio would look very proud sat on your shelf, sat your desk, or even set on fire if you've always wanted to burn a Leica for some reason.
The folks at Leica Rumors are offering this wooden Leica M3 – modeled after the iconic rangefinder that everyone lusts after – for $89 including international shipping. Only a limited number are available, as this is a test production run, so you should probably click quickly if you're interested.
The wooden camera (with affixed wooden lens) possesses just about the same dimensions as a real Leica M3, measuring 14.6 x 7.6 x 8.3 cm / 5.7 x 3 x 3.3 inches, and it weighs 170g / 6 oz.
It's extraordinarily detailed, faithfully recreating all the dials, levers, the shoe, film winder, and even the film hatch on the bottom plate. It's quite remarkable, actually, and is clearly a labor of love of a dedicated Leicaphile that's sure to be appreciated by anyone who loves the M3.
There's no shortage of stuff to spend your cash on right now, with all the Prime Day camera deals currently vying via your attention on Amazon Prime Day, but if you want something cool that's guaranteed to keep you smiling, you might have found the best deal of all.