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    Leica MP leatherette replacement

    Leica MP's 'sharkskin' covering is really a poor choice by Leica. It looks nice but is extremely slippery.
    I am thinking about replacing it with one of Aki Asahi's custom covers. I hope those are more grippy.

    How difficult is it to get the sharkskin off?
    I asked at the local Leica store and they quoted me 350 USD to replace it with the M9 covering.


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    I haven't tried myself but you should able to just warm it up with a hair dryer to make the adhesive soft and then peel it off. Anyway here is a guide I found.

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    Maybe to buy some ever ready half case?

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    Or a Ja wrist strap.
    If the covering is like a M2's it only comes off a little bit at time.

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    You might consider the Griptac from Camera leather.
    Expletive Deleted!

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    GripTec no longer exists right?

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    Resale value reduces...

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    good, so I hopefully will never sell this camera.

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    The half cases are useful if you drop as are the mini grips.

    I've had to glue a mini grip from bits and adjust a rangefinder when the camera landed grip down. It was a cheap non Leica grip.

    The add on rewinder levers are useful too, as well as speeding up rewind...

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    Don't think I've ever heard of those.

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