|We make custom body
coverings for classic cameras
Your classic might be a $5000 digital rangefinder or a $10 Sears SLR. Whatever you've got, and whether it's used heavily, occasionally, or just for display, we'll help you recover it with something that fits great and looks awesome.
You can renew your favorite 35mm SLR with a tough pebbled leatherette, self-adhering and pre-cut to fit exactly, for about US$10. Covering sets for larger format cameras start at $16.50. We also have a range of alternate colors and materials in synthetic or leather. You can choose originality, luxury, utility, or you can go completely nuts.
Our covering sets replace all the original leatherette on your device, including the small bits. We've made them here in Vermont USA since 2001.
You can do it
. . . by working patiently and safely, using basic hobby skills. You don't have to be a repair tech to replace the leatherette on most cameras, and you don't need advanced hobby skills to do a good job. A perfect job is divided in 2 parts: thorough camera prep and careful leather application. Each supported camera has a twin rating, to reflect the time and effort needed for each activity.
Recovering to a high standard isn't hard, but it's not totally intuitive, either. So, take time to read the support sections here. You'll find solutions to issues you haven't considered . . . you may end up choosing a different cover, or working with another camera. Or you may decide to keep the original leather you were ready to strip off. You'll exceed your expectations by knowing what your best choice is, and how to do a great job, before starting your project.
| This is
a placeholder page for our new site
Links will become active soon
What's coming: More supported cameras, new materials. But mostly, lots of text. Like how to approach recovering (or when not to recover), choose the right camera (important) and material, choose color or monochrome, use tricks and techniques, how to get perfect results, and why you shouldn't worry about likes.
And the first ever History of Leatherette, a completely made-up account that includes some historically accurate references.
During the transition you can still purchase any of our products by requesting a pre-formatted e-invoice for your specific needs. Just tell us what you are looking for.
During the COVID-19 crisis, we are still cutting camera coverings for US and overseas buyers.
We can only ship outside the US by USPS International Mail at this time. Stay safe!
|Buying from us
You can buy securely at the combined order page, for common types like 35mm SLRs, Leicas, 6X6 TLRs, etc. For niche-categories like folders, 127 format, stereo etc., a purchase option may be at that camera's content page. Special materials, or unique cameras, may require a price quote. Whatever you have, let us know what you want.
Many buyers ask us to send them an e-invoice for their exact choices. It links to the same secure payment platform, which accepts any card, or Paypal. We can usually give discounts for 3 or more sets/parts of any type except goat skin or genuine reptile. Camera repair techs, dealers and re-sellers are welcome to email us with their needs.
Shipping time for stocked parts is usually within 24 hours. Custom orders can be completed in as little as a few days. Ask us for a time estimate for goat skin and reptile skin sets.
Within the US, the flat shipping charge is $2.66 for tracked 2 to 4 day delivery. USPS Priority Mail is $6.95, which gets your packet there 1 or 2 days quicker. Priority Mail is recommended for Military Mail addresses.
To most other countries we ship by USPS for $5.73. Tracking is included but isn't consistent within some destination countries. For more reliable international tracking to your door, an upgrade to First Class Package Service ($12.80) is recommended. Priority Mail may be required for larger purchases made through Paypal. Please remember it costs more to send small tracked items from the US than to the US.
All our parts have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Return them for any reason for a full refund.