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A new skin for my Canonet QL17
Old 11-18-2005   #1
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A new skin for my Canonet QL17

I've finally changed the leather of my Canonet QL17. I've described the process HERE ... The leather was from cameraleather.com ... I'm really happy with the whole experience !! I thought I would share it with you.

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Old 11-19-2005   #2
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looks cute, and very very eyecatching. Not a stealth camera, for sure.
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looks cute, and very very eyecatching. Not a stealth camera, for sure.
Nice Fred but that's the key... We're not talking stealth here eh?

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looks cute, and very very eyecatching. Not a stealth camera, for sure.
Exactly what I thought. It does look very nice; not a color I would have chosen myself (if any color, probably a dark burgundy or "hammertone").

I do have to say it was done with taste. Some former-CCCP gear sellers on ePrey could learn a few "fashion" tips from you!
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Old 11-19-2005   #6
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looks good.. how long did it take to get the new skins from cameraleather? I'm STILL waiting on mine to arrive, 6 weeks later.. and a week and a half after Sparks promised he'd send it out 'tomorrow'
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I resemble that remark. There is nothing wrong with Blue Canonets. See the fisrt post of this thread. http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...4&page=2&pp=20

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There is an easier way to remove the leather. I did one in about 30 minutes. I used a heat gun on low power to heat and soften the adhesive. I was able to get the back off easiest the front parts are harder...I like the red snakeskin color they sell.
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Looks nice! I'm really diggin' that color. I re-covered my QL-17 a few months back with the Spring Green goat skin from CameraLeather.com, I really love the way it turned out.
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