LEICA LEITZ O SERIES BIG SET OSKAR BARNACK 125TH COMMEMORATIVE BIRTHDAY EDITION
-A limited production special edition outfit celebrating the 125th birthday of Oskar Barnack (the creator of the 35mm film camera)
-Known as the big set, this outfit includes a reproduction Leica "O" series prototype camera built to the original factory specifications along with a built in Leitx Anastigmat 50mm F3.5 built in lens, leather camera case, display case, a hard bound book about Oskar Barnack and a DVD containing previously unreleased film shot by the legend himself
-A beautiful limited edition outfit and a must have for any collector or enthusiast
-All handmade construction made from the original factory specs of the original Leica 0 series camera
-Fully functional and made exactly like the original Leica 0 Series prototypes right down to the Germany lettering on the base plate and the film speeds marked in mm curtain space and not in fractions of a second
-Perfect replica of the original Leica 0 camera in every way
-Features the built-in viewfinder to compose your pictures
-Features a plaque of Oskar Barnack's portrait on the back of the camera which only comes with the big set
-Leica O-Series replica
-Limited edition released in 2000
-Cat No. 10500
-Brown leather outfit case w/strap
-Hardbound book about Oskar Barnack
-No dings, dents or marks
-NEW OPEN BOX
-Shutter speeds are accurate
-No fog, fungus, separation or scratches in the lens
-Built in viewfinder is clean
From the special front cap and string, to the case, knobs, sport finder, even the FONT on the camera is the original style. Fantastic!
An original 0 series sells for over $3,000,000 and about 20 made.
There are 2000 of these 10500 replicas so it would make sense that the value is $30,000, let even take off another $0, so call it $3000. Either the 0 series is overprices ( I think not and the buyers at that level I cant compare ) or this is undervalued at $2495
I personally prefer this one as a complete set, a tribute and a great value for a piece of Leica history! Just great in every respect!