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Oh yeah! I got the leather from cameraleather today!
Finally the M2 looks like a real camera again.
I did quite a good job putting it on. I need to finish it a bit to make it look excellent but already it looks nice.
The leather looks really nice and feels very good. Grip is firm
OK. The M2 is pink now!
Let me hear your wise cracks. :)
Out of all the choices of leather, what made you choose pink?
What better colour is there?
Black is boring. GB Racing Green ain't cool. Red is too bright. Cobalt Blue is too bright as well. Grey is... well, grey.
Brown could be nice, though. I walked around with no vulcanite or leather covering for a few days. The body was brown with rust(?) and glue remnants(?), making the body brown.
If I ever get tired of the Paradise Pink I might be tempted to get the Cognac, Lavnder, Violet Paradise, Mauve or Cocoa Paradise snake skin leather.
Ain't I a Phillistine? :)
Don't know if I like the colour...did you really do that or is it photoshop :p
speaking of which, how about a little Andy Warhol treatment :D
I love your wife's new camera!
Let's get that camera on the back cover of the book, Remy!! :D
Where is the after photo?? :D :D :D
Well, how does it work?
And, um, it doesn't matter how quiet that shutter is...
I get it, that is theft protection.
:) :rolleyes: :p :)
What a fashion statement! :)
nice one RML, that colour is sure going to get some comments :D ... I think your very brave ..hehehe
I'm not sure if you have seen but there are a few skins on the camera leather site not shown on the 'Colors & Materials' page if you have a good poke about, I think the matte brown Ostrich would look v nice on your M2, I've got my eye on the 'Antiqued grey lizard' just below it for my next black FED2 I want to rebuild.
I'll give you credit, RML. you've got balls. I admire your fortitude to go with something you like regardless of the prevailing attitude that pink is for a "girlie-man". (spoken with an strong Austrian accent in imitation of Arnold Swartzeneger - it's a seminal term spoken by him in one of his movies.)
Laika, that Austrich Brown looks nice indeed. And it's quite similar to the rusty, gluey body colour I tried to describe. I think you'll like the result.
Frank, I have no doubts about my sexual orientation and I don't care much if people "label" me this way or that. My wife will no doubt admit to my preferences. :) Anyway, I thought the pink leather might be a nice change from the regular black leather. All my cameras are black (though some with chrome) and this one really stands out. My little girl likes to shoot at times. I'm wondering what she'll make of this pink camera. :)
Brian, you want me to cover him up in rough black leather and "come out" at home in bright pink? Maybe I can put a black leather cap on it, with silver chains perhaps? Where will the moustache go? :)
All joking aside, I'm rather pleased with the leather. It's a really nice investment at $50. And though pink might not be to everyone's taste, there's probably one that you like amongst the other leathers available.
I am sure your daughter is going to make that a great investment in the very near future.
Well Remy, I admit with some others here to shock at seeing a Leica with pink leather. But I also admit to putting a black no-nonsense Glock pistol in a bright-pink plastic holster. There's just something amusingly incongruous about it. OTOH, it is normally concealed from view, hidden like underwear, not revealed to public admiration as your M2! I'll be interested in your stories of people's reactions! :-D
Love the nice touch on the shutter release as well :)
I took the black soft release from my Bessa L and put it on the Bessa R, and put the silver soft release of the Bessa R on the M2.
To me it really made a difference.
A Glock in a pink holster? And carrying it concealed? Sounds like someone's coming out here. :)
Just kidding, Doug. :)
But really, people. The M2 now looks like a carry everywhere camera, looks less threatening and seems less bulky.
Yesterday I went to a large demonstration here in Amsterdam to shoot a bit. I brought the M2 with J-8. There were so many people with black SLR's and silver digicams that my pink M2 really stood out. All these people pretending to be pro's, covered in photo vests, burdened by the weight of camera bags and large tele lenses... seeing that made me glad I was ust carrying a little Zing bag from the belt, full with a handful of film, a mini tripod, a cable release, a little towel (in case things get wet), the CV 25, the J-9 (which I didn't use at all), and the Bessa R as backup.
So far the pink M2 did get some stares but no-one remarked openly about it. :)
Pink schmink.. It's up to you. But could you comment on how difficult the installation is? Did you follow the instructions on the web site? Do you have any hints or tips? I guess I'm a bit dull, but I'm leaning towards one of the nice dark brown leathers for my M2. Any suggestions on this?
Mike, sticking the leather onto the camera is EASY! I did indeed follow the particular instructions for the Leica and the leather was on in perhaps 10 minutes. I'm quite nimble with my fingers and I had no problem with handling the leather and preventing it from getting stuck everywhere. If you can do that the whole operation is easier than changing diapers, and much less smelly. :)
But did you use the paste paint and varnish remover they recommend to remove the vulcanite?
Mike, no. The vulcanite came off so easily; it crumbled under my fingers and left hardly any glue. And as it was away for a CLA I had no access to the camera for a while. When it came back I just didn't think about, and when the leather arrived I was too keen to put it on immediately. Perhaps when I get bored with the pink leather I'll try to remove all the glue.
Thanks. I'm in the same boat with the M2 away at the moment for a CLA. I plan to replace the covering like you did as soon as I get it back.
could think of no better color for an M2
There is a lavender M2 on the shelf in the used department at B&H Photo.
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