To honor American photojournalist Douglas Duncan, Leica is releasing a special edition of the M3 based on the exclusive cameras issued to him in 1955. The camera was created to bring the Leicavit rapid winder to the camera, which previously unavailable on the M3. Badged the M3D (D for Duncan), the camera was the basis for the M-P rangefinder.
Just like the model it is inspired by, the camera is completely mechanical with no digital innards for a head-to-toe classic film M-Series camera and is an accurate reproduction of the original camera of which only four were made. Limited to just 16 examples, the camera will come with the 50mm Summicron f/2 and a special edition Gelatine Silver Print that is signed by Duncan.