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Aaaagh!!..........help!

Discussion in 'Everything Film' started by taxor, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. taxor

    taxor Well-Known Member

    Don't ask me why, but I've got this irresistible urge to re-cover my Mamiya C330f. It's got a perfectly fine factory standard leatherette covering, but a chance encounter with www.cameraleather.com got me thinking seriously about the 'Morocco red' leatherette covering. Please talk me out of it someone!
     
  2. beejaybee

    beejaybee Marvin

    Sacrilege. Morocco leather should be black. :rolleyes:
     
  3. mediaman

    mediaman Well-Known Member

    Use a shoe type leather dye, to see if it looks weird/ok first. Show us the result. :)
     
  4. Rhys

    Rhys Sasquatch

    Wasn't this mentioned on here some years ago and someone re-covered a 500c?
    Anyone remember?
     
  5. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    We've certainly discussed the site a time or two over the years. Can't recall if anyone has acually used them, though.
     
  6. Rhys

    Rhys Sasquatch

    IIRC someone re-covered a Hasselblad with red leatherette - think it was on the old red forum and the search facility on here certainly doesn't help. or maybe I'm confused - it is Christmas after all..
     
  7. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    It's quite possible. As you say, the current search facility doesn't really help. I've often fancied getting one of my cameras done. Sad, I know. :D
     
  8. TimF

    TimF With as stony a stare as ever Lord Reith could hav

    I might be barking up completely the wrong tree, but wasn't that John, who sadly died a couple of years ago?
     
  9. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Could well be, actually.
     
  10. Rhys

    Rhys Sasquatch

    I think your right - didn't he have a tatty one he was rebuilding or something and had it covered in blue?
     
  11. TimF

    TimF With as stony a stare as ever Lord Reith could hav

    Something like that. IIRC the project was to show that a Hassy outfit could be assembled quite cheaply by picking up stuff in need of some CLA and doing it yourself.
     
  12. parisian

    parisian Well-Known Member

    It was indeed our friend John Mac.
    To my memory he did a damn fine job too.
     
  13. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    I prefer green - But then again there is something seriously wrong with my mind ! /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  14. Tickhiller

    Tickhiller Well-Known Member

    Excuse me gatecrashing a topic I don't know anything about - but I could not resist the title.
    I clicked on the link and found a whole new world away from digital.
    WOW do they really cover cameras in snakeskin!!!! Checkout that cobra skin!!!
    :eek:
     
  15. beejaybee

    beejaybee Marvin

    Betcha the cobra would prefer to be wearing it ... Suppose someone decided to cover a camera with your epidermis?
     
  16. Tickhiller

    Tickhiller Well-Known Member

    It's a scary world you live in
     
  17. taxor

    taxor Well-Known Member

    At first I entertained this ridiculous notion that 'Morrocan Red' leatherette might make my C330 stand out a little too much for candid photography!! Using it, as I do, with a trigger grip and a metered chimney finder and sometimes a tele lens, it's difficult to imagine how it could stand out anymore than it already does. So, sod all those muted, tasteful pastel shades; I'm going tecnicolour!
     
  18. Mojo_66

    Mojo_66 Well-Known Member

    I don't blame you. I'd love to see it. I sent my old Minolta XD7 away for a service a while back and it came back with a new covering. If I'd have known I'd have asked for purple metallic :D
     
  19. zx9

    zx9 Well-Known Member

    Some Contax (139 IIRC) limited editions (?) came with 'Ox Blood' covering back in the 80's, you could even get 'never ready' cases in the same colour. I expect that covering will have disintegrated just the same as the normal black ones did leaving a dishevelled grey mess :(
    I ought to get my 137MA re-covered though what colour?
     
  20. TimF

    TimF With as stony a stare as ever Lord Reith could hav

    Good job my s/h black one is still pristine, eh! ;)
     

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