Leica M2/3 original strap replica
Old 01-09-2017   #1
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Leica M2/3 original strap replica

I like the original strap on my M2 but its starting to crack so at the moment I have a plain black Luigi Leicatime strap but was wondering if anyone makes replica Leica M2/3 straps?
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Old 01-09-2017   #2
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I'm curious about this too. I've thought of taking mine to a local leather worker to copy. I wouldn't even care about the length being adjustable if I could have one made the same length as mine.

It really should be fairly simple except for the pad.
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Old 01-10-2017   #3
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Hi,

Have you looked at binocular straps?

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I'm not aware of anyone making replica straps but why not buy a real one? Have you checked Ffordes?

Edit: This reliable Dutch seller has this strap for sale (but object is located in Poland). But perhaps it's the wrong strap.

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I like the original strap on my M2 but its starting to crack so at the moment I have a plain black Luigi Leicatime strap but was wondering if anyone makes replica Leica M2/3 straps?
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Old 01-10-2017   #5
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Philip, your link is for nylon modern Leica strap.
Fraser, as he wrote "starting to crack", I think that he means leather strap.

I use some modern Leica strap, leather and nylon for my cameras that need them.
They are as nice (even more flexible) as older leather strap from the 60's that get old and cracking.

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Old 01-10-2017   #6
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Original straps turn up on Ebay from time to time.

There are some quite similar straps available new. From memory, Richard Caplan do one:

http://www.richardcaplan.co.uk/eComm...t=24&prod=5302

and this chap:

http://www.classiccases.co.uk/camera-neck-straps

If you want an exact copy, it might be worth having a word with Classic Cases (think he's in Scotland too).

Hope this is of some help.

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I'm not aware of anyone making replica straps but why not buy a real one? Have you checked Ffordes?

Edit: This reliable Dutch seller has this strap for sale (but object is located in Poland). But perhaps it's the wrong strap.

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The one I've got is an original, I just feel when original ones are costing 50 or more and have either been well used or coiled up in a box for 40 years meaning the leather is not really in the best of condition.
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Old 01-11-2017   #8
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Original straps turn up on Ebay from time to time.

There are some quite similar straps available new. From memory, Richard Caplan do one:

http://www.richardcaplan.co.uk/eComm...t=24&prod=5302

and this chap:

http://www.classiccases.co.uk/camera-neck-straps

If you want an exact copy, it might be worth having a word with Classic Cases (think he's in Scotland too).

Hope this is of some help.

Cheers,

John
Thanks I will have a wee look.
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Old 01-31-2017   #9
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maybe you will like this. It is quite cheap. About 20 €

http://www.reporterstrap.com/ls14/



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Old 01-31-2017   #10
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Hi,

Once upon a time, all cobblers (shoe repairers) could duplicate straps and repair leather luggage etc.

They might just be easier to trace. I've had studs and straps and so on replaced on old ERC's by them.

BTW, the original straps shown in the catalogue seem very easy to duplicate, I'll wish you luck.

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Hi,

Have you looked at binocular straps?

Regards, David
When I was looking to get a new binocular strap. someone told me to look at camera straps.
Weird.
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Old 01-31-2017   #12
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Artisan and artist make an 'm3 strap'

http://www.artisanandartist.com/straps/
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Old 01-31-2017   #13
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This strap here is either a well preserved original or a replica,
http://www.japancamerahunter.com/201...aint-leica-m2/
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Old 01-31-2017   #14
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I don't know if OP means exact replicas, but I make all of my own thin leather straps from easily-obtained materials from Tandy leather. The only piece that is hard to buy is the buckle-slide, and for that I buy old thin nylon Nikon straps and salvage the sliders from those, two per strap. So all of my Leica "replica" straps say "NIKON" on them. :-)
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