While most of us are swapping our SLR cameras for the latest digital models, photography enthusiasts will be clamouring to be one of the lucky owners of a Leica Oskar Barnack jubilee-edition camera. To celebrate the 125th birthday of Oskar Barnack (1879-1936) - designer of the first 35mm Leica camera - and in recognition of his contribution to photography, the brand has released 1,000 of the Leica 0 series Prototype 2, the second camera Barnack developed. The camera is a fully functioning replica of the original, which took considerable expertise to operate. With each camera, the buyer has a choice of one of 10 limited-edition prints of photographs taken during Barnack's career, hand-printed in the Leica laboratory on baryta paper and mounted on acid-free board. Also included is a DVD of unreleased film taken by Barnack in Wetzlar, Germany, in the early 1920s. Slices of history don't come cheap and this camera will cost $25,000. To place an order, call 2507 0369.