Looking to buy a vintage Leica M3 rangefinder camera? You can expect to pay at least $1,000 on eBay for one in decent condition. Unless you intend to just put it on a shelf as room decor. In that case, this Leica M3 replica tin looks convincing enough from a distance, and it will only cost you $40.
Besides, as film moves closer and closer to extinction, it’s getting more and more expensive to shoot with anything other than a digital camera. So even if you spend $1,000+ on a retro Leica, there’s a good chance it won’t be anything more than a collectible.
This Leica tin, however, has countless practical uses. Take off the lid, and you can use it as a desk caddy to store pens and other office supplies. Like a real Leica you can keep a few rolls of 35-millimeter film in there for safe keeping, or even use it as a carrying case for the ultra-compact digital camera that you actually use for taking photos. The possibilities are endless, but Leica Rumors only has a limited stock of these if you’re interested.