A reminder about replacement camera coverings

If you’ve ever purchased a classic or vintage camera, you will no doubt know by now that invariably, the light seals and outside coverings, sometimes called leatherette, will need to be replaced for the camera to look really as it should…

I get a lot of emails every week from readers asking about replacement coverings and light seals, so I’m posting tis reminder again to give you an idea of what the products look like physically and what I have in stock.

I’ve always been a lover of the Olympus Trip 35 camera, and most of my stock is weighted heavily in that direction! Well, it is very definitely THE best point and shoot film camera produced..EVER.

So, here is a selection of the best colors of coverings I like and prices etc.

Other colors and finishes are available, but the ones that look more professional are shown here…by professional I mean that some coverings, in my honest opinion, do tend to make a classic camera look like a cheap toy….something you really do not want.

Coverings and light seals are self adhesive, so no messing around with fiddly glues etc.

Here are my favorites anyway:


RED Lizard effect camera skin




BLUE lizard camera skin



LIGHT GREEN lizard camera skin



Replacement Olympus Trip 35 camera light seal kit



Photo showing additional light seals not fitted on original Olympus Trip 35


Camera skin covering and light seal prices are $15 each plus $4.99 shipping….these prices are for the Olympus Trip 35 only…other camera prices range from $15 to $25…pls email me for info.

A quick word about light seal kits…one kit contains 3 sets of seals, so enough for 3 cameras…and this seal material is guaranteed to outlast the life of your camera!

Here is a list of other cameras I offer skins for:

Ricoh GR IV digital

Ricoh GR III digital

Leica III screw to M7

Polaroid SX 70

Olympus Pen (not Pen Ft) EE series cameras

Olympus Trip 35

Olympus OM1. OM2, OM4

Rollei 35

Pentax SP, S2, LX range

Contax II, III

Kiev 2, 3, 4

Zorki 1c, 1d, Zorki 4, 4K

FED 2, type c and d

Nikon S, S2, FM3A, F3, EL

Canon F1

Mamiya RB67

Rolleicord V, Va, Vb (front only)

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ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 years...my first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money back...no arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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6 Responses to A reminder about replacement camera coverings

  1. Fresh Ginger says:

    I might be hitting you up for some Contax advice. I have a both a I and II. But, they are rough, need cleaning and I’m slightly afraid to mess with them. The shutter fired on the I. But, it doesn’t quite sound right. The II looks to be in better shape but the jury is still out on that.

    • well…the Contax I and II are beauties..albeit, if they work! lenses and mechs on them are superbly designed..but they will require servicing and TLC..after all, theyre well over 50 yrs or so old!
      can i ask how much u paid for them both, pls?

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