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    In Praise of Cameraleather

    I decided to recover my OM-1 with Cameraleather's GripTac material. The old covering came off incredibly easily. The new covering went on well thanks to Cameraleather's support pages on their website. It looks like a new camera and feels way more "grippy". I have an OM-4T (the champagne color) on the way right now......any opinions on what I should cover the OM-4T with?

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    The original covering?
    I wouldn't change it, unless absolutely necessary.

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    Blasphemy, but I just replaced a Leica IIIc vulcanite with the gray GripTac. The vuncanite was about 40% chipped off, etc. It took me about a month after ordering it to give it a go, but I'm happy with the result.

    It doesn't have the classy feel of the original but I like the lower contrast look. Less of a shelf item, more of a functional tool. Feels good in the hands as well. Fitting for a camera which came engraved and is by no means meant for a shelf.

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    I like to give my cameras a new cover (and light seals too!). I think I've done a dozen or so. Griptac is my favourite cover from Morgan at Cameraleather.

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    I'm a user kind of a guy. The Griptac covering improves the feel (but not the appearance). My OM1 is from 1978 when I bought it used high school....yes, it looks a bit more used now!

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    So far my cameras look good, but one day I might just change.

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    When my XD11 leatherette shrank and turned ugly, I just bought some lambskin off ebay and glued it on. Looks and feels great and cost 1/5 of the cameraleather version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Fisher View Post
    I decided to recover my OM-1 with Cameraleather's GripTac material. The old covering came off incredibly easily. The new covering went on well thanks to Cameraleather's support pages on their website. It looks like a new camera and feels way more "grippy". I have an OM-4T (the champagne color) on the way right now......any opinions on what I should cover the OM-4T with?
    It's a great product. You can go with a subtle, more-or-less correct replacement but the variety is tempting. I pimped a couple of ratty SRT 101s with reptile coverings and gave 'em away as Xmas gifts a few years ago. The coverings on 60s-70s cameras can shrink, decay, fade, and resist glue, so these replacements are much appreciated. A friend did his Canon S90(otherwise slick as a wet bar of soap) in the grippy stuff and loves it. Too bad there's nothing yet for Mamiya RB bodies and backs!

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    CameraLeather are great. I decided to re-cover my C330f in moroccan red leatherette. No chance of misplacing it now, not even on a dark night.
    Norman is an island.Time and tide wait for Norman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kubach View Post
    So far my cameras look good, but one day I might just change.

    Jeff
    We like you the way you are, Jeff.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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