cameraleather.com LEATHER AND LEATHERETTE
COLORS AND MATERIALS
Materials current as of
  August 2013



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Our material choices are always a work in progress. We are constantly adding more materials and occasionally, deleting others.  Some of the leathers shown elsewhere on the site may not be available now.                   info@cameraleather.com

       Click on any color to see an example of how it looks on a camera . . .

Natural Grain Kid leather (Goat Skin) Cameraleather's premier line.  These luxurious kid skins are tanned and hand polished
in the UK, and are the same type of leather used in the finest hand crafted bindings. They offer a sensuous feel, but are very strong, and the patina will hold up even under heavy use.  Each skin has a unique, natural grain.  No pigments are used in finishing . . . giving each color a natural, transparent  depth and "marbling" . . .  not the "painted on" look of  less expensive leathers.

English Kid Skin, black
English Kid Skin, grey
English Kid Skin, dark brown
English Kid Skin, red
English Kid Skin, green


Black
Granite Walnut Indian Red
Spring Green
Verdigris
Cobalt


<  Coral and Spring Green kid skin ^
may not always be
available. Please inquire.
These are "natural top grain" leathers
and no 2 hides are alike. The color and
texture of your kit will always be somewhat
different than any other kit, and even the same leather will look different on different monitors and always different "in person".


Cardinal Red
Coral Slate Blue
Mahogany
The ONLY color that is consistent is BLACK!



Genuine Exotic Leathers
Leathers pictured below are genuine exotic skins; the grain on each
 is natural but with a consistent theme.  None are printed or embossed.  Lizard and snake skins offer a firm
temper and outstanding durability.   These are the types of leathers that have
 long been applied to special edition cameras and luxury marques.
Please read this notice on special restrictions for exotic leathers
It  has become very difficult to stock the exotic leathers. We may not always have the leathers shown in this section, but we always have small lots of other leathers not shown. As of September 2010 we have a number of different colors of genuine Paradise Snake skins. Please inquire and we can provide photos of what we have. Our stock changes every week!

These are "natural top grain" leathers
and no 2 skins are alike. The color and
texture of your kit will always be somewhat
different than any other kit, and even the same leather will look different on different monitors and always different "in person".

Black Lizard
 
Dark Brown Lizard
ask about availibility!
Black & White Cobra
ask about availibility!
The ONLY color that is consistent is BLACK!

Grey Lizard
ask about availibility!
 
Red Snake Bright Red Lizard
ask about availibility!
Grey Paradise Snake
ask about availibility!


Genuine Embossed Leathers
The leathers pictured below are all calfskin, pared down to the proper thickness
and embossed with textures designed for good appearance and feel in the hands.



These leathers have a man-made surface
and every kit will have the same consistent color. They will also have the same consistent texture except for the Levant , which has a variable texture.
Levant Black
Black Beauty
"Rollei Black"
Restoration Black Chocolate Brown BR Green
Sequoia Green BR Green and Chocolate Brown may not
always be available. Please ask!



Composite Leathers "Composite" or "bonded" leathers are made from leather fibers mixed with a binder, then pressed or extruded into sheets of uniform thickness and texture.  Composite leathers have come a long way in the last few years, and many are perfectly suited for use as a camera covering. 

These composite leathers have a man-made surface and every kit will have the same consistent color and texture.
Konica Black
Minolta Black
Contax Black Claret Saddle Tan Deep Jade Navy


Leatherette and Imitation Leather
The most economical coverings and the easiest way to make your camera look better. The perfect way to dress up a camera prior to selling. The "VH Black" and all textures of "Seal Grain" materials are available in sheets.  The VH Black is only available with adhesive backing at $10.50 per 9X12 inch sheet, while the Seal Grain materials are available with adhesive, or "dry".  The cost is $8 per 9 X 12 inch section "dry", or $16 with an adhesive backing.  The "Griptac" materials are not yet available in sheets, but we are working on it . . .  There are real differences among all the black leatherettes, which are not readily evident in these small samples.  So be sure to click on each one to see them in detail.

Seal Grain Black, coarse




VH Black Vinyl
(Hasselblad Black)
Seal Grain Black
(Coarse)
Seal Grain Black
(Fine)
Seal Grain Red Seal Grain Green
Seal Grain Blue


These are synthetic materials and every kit will have the same consistent color and texture.


Griptac Black Griptac Medium Grey



Specialty Leatherettes
The 2 coverings below are "new Old Stock" vintage materials and the supply is limited.  They are similar in construction to the Seal Grain Leatherettes shown above.  These kits are priced about 15% higher than the Seal Grain Leatherettes. They are not available in sheets.


These are synthetic materials and every kit will have the same consistent color and texture.
Pine Green
Crinkle Teal

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