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R3 GOLD In 1979 1000 GOLD R3's were made to commemorate the 100th Birthday of Oskar Barnack, the inventor of the Leica camera, the 100 Jahre Oskar Barnack.  The body covering is black lizard skin.   Oskar's facsimile signature is on the top of the pentaprism.   The lens is a matching gold 50/1.4 Summilux.   Serial numbers 1523851 to 1524850.  Additional commemorative serial number 100.274 for this particular camera.


 
  photo courtesy and copyright 2000 of Duncan Meeder, Foto Henny Hoogeveen, Holland, all rights reserved


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Revised: November 28, 2003.   Copyright 1999,  2000  Stephen Gandy. All rights reserved.   Information in this document is subject to change without notice.    Other products and companies referred to herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or mark holders.