care of Leica lens carrying case

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by arthur_yue, Nov 21, 2001.

  1. This may come across as a silly question but what should I use to keep the leather of the Leica lens carrying case in good condition?

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    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. I use the plastic bag and the box the lens came in. That's where all
    of my leather lens cases have been since the day the lens arrived.
    They're all still like new. I wish Leica would drop the price of the
    lens by $100 and omit the leather pouch.
     
  3. Arthur:
    The product I use to keep my Leica leather cases in great shape is
    Dr. Jackson's Hide Rejuvenator. I purchased a container at a local
    leather craft shop. It is good for all leather except suede. It also
    has a tendency to darken leather but prevents it from drying out. I
    always have my M6 in an ever-ready case for protection and apply the
    material to my cases at least a few times a year or whenever I think
    of it. Excellent product. I also use in on my boots.If you need the
    address of the manufacturer let me know and I will send you the
    address. Happy Thanksgiving.
     
  4. I am a Leather Technologist and have been Tanning Ovine + Bovine
    Hides + Skins for 40 Years in New Zealand,UK, Canada, China and South
    America. I also own an M3, TTL M6, 3G and 2 3F's with appropriate
    lenses.

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    To condition my camera ever ready cases I give them an application of
    Kiwi Boot Polish annually and lightly polish. Most camera cases are
    made from cowhides and Kiwi is particularly suitable for this purpose.
     
  5. I am not a leather technologist, but was told once by one that to
    protect and rejunvenate leather, take a reasonable quality skin cream-
    ordinary name- brand and apply it. What else is human skin but pre-
    processed leather. It contains moisturisers and conditioners and anti-
    oxidants and is usually cheaper than specialized leather treatments.
    It works for boots and jackets as well.

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    (BTW I know what Bovines are but what are Ovines?)

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    Over and out
     
  6. Ovines are sheepskins. I would be very careful re applying skin cream
    to leather. It may "split" on the surface of the leather and not
    penetrate, thus making the surface greasy.

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    MCG
     

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