Originally Posted by Vince Lupo
Just got the Monochrom all set up and registered. Strange for me personally how they give you a very nice leather strap, but this morning I switched back to my well-worn Gordy strap, and switched out the baseplate for the grip/baseplate I was using on the M9. Yes, even with an $8k camera, you still want to personalize it.
Big question now is whether I should mat and frame the Jacob Aue Sobol print that came with the camera!
The included "Leica Premium Leather strap" is crap! :-)
A Gordy's is much, much better in every way. I tried to age the Leica leather strap and the neck pad split in two because it was glued with a crappy glue and not stiched. The strap itself feels a lot better after some twisting, stretching and abuse but the Gordy's strap I paid about $30 for is much, much better... And Leica wants $150 for the original MM strap if you want it replaced