Cute Papercraft Leica M10 Birthday Gift by a Photographer’s Kids

Leica User Forum member lm_user is one lucky photographer. For his birthday recently, his kids gifted him with this beautiful Leica M10 prototype digital rangefinder — the only one known to exist.

Take just one look at this beautiful camera (and attached Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH lens), and you’ll immediately notice the German craftsmanship and obsessive attention to detail. It features a 100% coverage optical viewfinder, a new white body, and new on/off button conveniently located near the thumb.

On a related note, photographer Matt Nicholson repackaged his papercraft Lieca M3 pinhole camera into a beautiful retail box kit that includes the template on cardboard and detailed instructions:

The kit was a limited run made for the department store Selfridges. You can find more photos of it here.

My kids got me the 1st M10 for my birthday!! [Leica User Forum]

Thanks for sending in the tip, Eric!

Image credit: Photograph by lm_user

  • monteraz


    Thanks for sharing.

  • notrichenough

    that red dot is the most expensive part.. #D

  • Jonathan Maniago

    I hope he does a review. I’ve always wondered if those rarer Leica models were worth the exorbitant price tags, and this one is bound to be priceless.

  • Alister Albert

    where can i get one of these for my dad?

  • 9inchnail

    Beware, that might be a Chinese knock-off. Looks stunningly real, but I would consult an expert. Maybe send it to Leica to verify it’s authencity.

  • catfish252

    A true labor of love — to be cherished forever.

  • TedInATL

    Well written, Michael.

  • gatoto