excellent replacement vulcanite
Old 03-22-2016   #1
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excellent replacement vulcanite

Really pleased with this new supplier, it's the closest match I've ever seen to M vulcanite...

no affiliation, the website is http://hugostudio.com/35mm-rangefinder.html (model is "restoration", "recovery")
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Old 03-22-2016   #2
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Thanks for the link
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Old 03-22-2016   #3
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Thanks for the link, it looks good.

But how I hate those anonymous companies without proper address and phone number:/
I would never ever buy anything from them.
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I've bought from him about 5 or 6 times in the last 4 months, very responsive.
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Great to know ..... thanks
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wow light seals as well .... excellent
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Old 03-22-2016   #7
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Fantastic link! Now I have an alternative to cameraleather (done with them) and Aki-asahi (excellent but plasticky)
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I have a question, is the adhesive on the item when we get it? Does the sample go on easily?
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Old 03-22-2016   #9
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yes very good; adhesive-backed. This is quality stuff.

I've bought from the usual suspects for several years but the resemblance to original M-style vulcanite is very close, almost indistinguishable IMHO.
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Old 03-22-2016   #10
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I saw this site the other day (I think linked from another topic on here).

I'm getting tempted to do some recovering, because the cameras I've put Aki's skins on have been greatly improved.

I just wish someone would make a skin for the GR, cause I'd love to add one.
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Thanks for the head up


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Thank you for the link, alternatives are wonderful.

Love the options and the videos (though not watched yet) are a very good step up.

Thanks again.

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thank you for the tip. just ordered a green skin for my M4
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Old 03-25-2016   #14
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here is a direct comparison
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Looks like Aki Asahi 4008
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While we're on topic for leather, is the PVC/faux leather/ works and lasting as well (maybe even better?) as real leather these days?

I'm talking on the application of camera body of course.
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Thank you. My M3 needs recovering.
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I have been very happy with the black Morocco real leather skin from Cameraleather, but not enthused about waiting months to receive it . Does anyone know if they have gotten their act together again on delivery interval?

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I have stopped ordering from Morgan and now go with Hugo.

Morgan is just too flaky and the stuff from Hugo is virtually indistinguishable from original vulcanite.
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Funny... tried to access this site from work and it was blocked and classified as "Pornography"! The filter settings must be a touch sensitive... I wonder if all the references to SKIN triggered it :P

I guess I'll have to wait to go home for the camera porn...
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If only he sold the old 4038 that Aki used to offer!
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Still looking for one in gray or very light tan
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Thank you for the info, leather looks really good, need some for a Rolleiflex.
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I have used these guys a few times, and I highly recommend them. They were generous enough to custom-cut leatherette for my modified Mamiya Super 23 (see profile image). In doing so, however, there was an error in my communication to them about something that had to be done to one of the leatherette pieces (I believe I had required a hole to not be cut out of the leatherette in spite of the pattern I sent them). In any case, they promptly fixed the issue, and shipped me a new piece of leatherette, cut to my request, free of charge.
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Baipin -- is that Maroccan tan?
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Baipin -- is that Maroccan tan?
Yes, it is! Keep in mind it is fairly orange, though it definitely does look like a "natural" tone.
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I have been very happy with the black Morocco real leather skin from Cameraleather, but not enthused about waiting months to receive it . Does anyone know if they have gotten their act together again on delivery interval?

Cheers,
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My last Cameraleather order that I received earlier this year fit very poorly. After a really long wait. Done with that..
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I have bought some leatherette from Hugo for my Nikon F, I hope it arrives soon.
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I have used these guys a few times, and I highly recommend them. They were generous enough to custom-cut leatherette for my modified Mamiya Super 23 (see profile image). In doing so, however, there was an error in my communication to them about something that had to be done to one of the leatherette pieces (I believe I had required a hole to not be cut out of the leatherette in spite of the pattern I sent them). In any case, they promptly fixed the issue, and shipped me a new piece of leatherette, cut to my request, free of charge.
How did you go about this? I wanted to get my minoltina recovered but no one does pre made kits
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Hugo I great, I wrote a review here:
http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/s...hreadid=156456
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Bookmarked, thanks!
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How did you go about this? I wanted to get my minoltina recovered but no one does pre made kits
If you have a scanner, it's quite simple actually.

First, I tore the leatherette off of my Mamiya. If you know anything about the material they used, you'd know it is a very malleable rubber. I let the material sit for a day to lose its stretch, which had been incurred while taking it off the camera.

Next, I slapped the leatherette in my scanner, along with a ruler. This step is crucial - not only for my own sake, but also for Hugo Studio's. When they receive my template, they need to confirm its scale. These things sometimes get lost in translation, so a measure within the file itself can help sustain accuracy.

I then traced the image in Photoshop, cleaned up the edges, and finally sent it off as a black/white PDF. Remember that Hugo Studio uses a laser cutter, so a binary black and white (negative/positive space) image will do. I also printed the file off for myself, and cut out the template just to make sure it fit. Some of the areas I didn't want to be cut out (that I painted over in Photoshop) reappeared in the PDF on Hugo Studio's end. Despite the issue it caused - an incorrectly cut piece of leatherette - the problem was resolved quickly. Their level of communication is fantastic!
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Doesn't look like he has it for the M9-P (lost the nice vulcanite when Leica replaced my sensor, and they don't use it anymore)....
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