It’s no secret that Leica cameras are pricey and that most of us can’t afford one. But hey, we can at least take a consolation prize – and perhaps a wooden Leica is a great one. This wooden camera is a Leica M3 replica, it looks beautiful, each piece is unique, and it will only set you back $89.
Unlike some other replicas that come in miniature size, the wooden Leica M has about the same dimensions as the real thing, measuring 14.6 x 7.6 x 8.3 cm (5.7 x 3 x 3.3 inches). It’s a little more lightweight of course, weighing 170g / 6 oz. It’s a pretty faithful copy of the legendary 1950s camera, with all the little details and knobs. It even comes with a lens which is, naturally, also made of wood.
You can get it in Leica Rumors Store, and the $89 also includes international shipping so there are no extra costs. This is just a test run and there are only a few pieces available, so keep that in mind if you’re thinking of ordering one.
The only downside of this wooden replica is that, well, you can’t take photos with it. But if you’re looking for decoration or a gift for a Leicaphile in your life, this is a great choice because it looks darn beautiful. And if you want a replica that you can even play with (but still not take photos), perhaps a Lego Leica is also a good idea.
[via Digital Camera World]