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08-17-2011, 05:53 AM   #1
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A little ME spruce up

I know I may get burned at the stake for this, but here's my funky little ME:




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Looks cool, how does it feel in hand?
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Looks cool, how does it feel in hand?
Feels nice, it's textured but feels considerably smoother than the original leatherette, whether that's going to lead to me dropping it I don't yet know. Going to stick some film in and take itfor a spin.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alan Clogwyn Quote
I know I may get burned at the stake for this, ...
It's your camera, do what you want with it. Besides, nobody is going to get upset over a ME. If it was an LX you might have some hate.

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It's your camera, do what you want with it. Besides, nobody is going to get upset over a ME. If it was an LX you might have some hate.
why would anyone get angry? the leatherette is easy enough to replace again. although service can be spotty per my experience, cameraleather.com has several styles of vinyl and genuine leather that could easily put any camera back to ‘factory presentation’ so to speak. this isn't really my cup of tea, but I commend you on being a bit different.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alan Clogwyn Quote
I know I may get burned at the stake for this, but here's my funky little ME:


Well I like it and I'm casting an eye over to my ME Super and K1000 as I type
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why would anyone get angry?
Because for every genius there are 10 morons.
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ME - great camera, easy to use and the pics turn out great. I've been kicking around the idea of red leather on a Super. Is this your first recover project; is it as easy as they claim?

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ME - great camera, easy to use and the pics turn out great. I've been kicking around the idea of red leather on a Super. Is this your first recover project; is it as easy as they claim?
Dead simple, if you get a pre cut kit it's even easier, peel off, celan up stick on the new.
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I would like to see something more individual, more unique get used. maybe a cloth covering or the like. maybe use the same type of fabrics and patterns that get used for custom camera straps. not that id likely use such a camera, but it would be neat to see. could be very appealing to people.
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I agree. Something unique like woodgrain laminate would look great!
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I agree. Something unique like woodgrain laminate would look great!
I can imagine that looking pretty funky on a silver body, I don't think anything but classic black leather works on black bodies though.
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Seamuis, I see you are an SV fan also!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Alan Clogwyn Quote
I can imagine that looking pretty funky on a silver body, I don't think anything but classic black leather works on black bodies though.
I think pure white leather also looks good on a black body, and I've seen red and didn't think it looked too bad either.


Compliments of cameraleather.com

Alan, you did a really nice job with your camera though, especially cutting the material. I like the look.
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Seamuis, I see you are an SV fan also!
Puderse, you'll find that's an understatement.

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