Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/05/01

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Zing camera cases
From: Andrew Nemeth <>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2001 05:58:40 +1000

> [Single-piece leather cover for motorised M6]

"Roland Smith" <> wrote:

> I am sure the leica is not inclined to slip from your
> hands and the vulcanite will probably last longer.

Yes, the camera body is much more grippable and
when eye meets VF the leather smells nice too.  :?)

I have been using variations of these covers on most of
my cameras for a couple of years now.  My first effort
was an attempt at trying to cut down the noise of my
motorised R6.2 - well that didn't work, but I noticed
the cover made the camera more comfortable to hold
and also protected it from light bumps and greasy finger
prints.  Helped conceal the mugger's bullseye as well
(ie. Leica logo and red dot).

When I started using Ms at the end of 1999 I also made
a cover for them and now wouldn't use a hand-held camera
without one.

It's a sort of every-ready case which is literally always
ready.  No fiddling or unclasping - just grab the camera
and take the shot.

The latest cover - the one shown in the JPEG - has
additional layers of material stuck to the inside of the
leather.  With a total laminate thickness of @ 8mm, this
time round there _is_ some noise reduction.  Not much of
course, but every little bit helps.

The funny thing about these covers is that some people
sneer when they first see them - as indeed did the guy
who bought my M4-2 + cover a few months back.  I caught
up with him a few weeks ago and now he loves the thing,
he has realised he never has to bag the camera between
shots and doesn't have to baby it (as much) any more.


Andrew Nemeth

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