Hand Made from English Leather for Leica Cameras
Hand crafted by a qualified saddler from the best quality English Oak-bark tanned leather our individual cases and camera straps are made with great care to produce a unique product. Our premier range are hand stitched throughout and finished to the highest standard, with the scent of leather quality emanating from each case.
Made in our workshop on the edge of Dartmoor, one of England’s most beautiful National Parks, by the award winning photographer Paul Glendell, each product is a one - off. Paul uses his Leica cameras to shoot and produce audio slideshows for the BBC News web site amongst many other clients so each product is field tested and reliable.
The cases are designed to offer as much protection for your Leica as possible whilst still allowing you access to the camera controls. You can choose to have your initials embossed on the base of the case, thus personalising your Leica camera with our unique service.
Cases are available for the Leica Q as well as the full Leica M range:M6, M7,M8, M8.2, M9, M9P, M9 Monochrome, M240 , M240 (type 246) Monochrome. In addition, a case can be made to order for older Leica Film cameras.
Classic Cases reviewed by Steve Huff scroll down
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Independent Review of Leica M240 Case from Classic Cases by Steve Huff
Hello to all!
Today I wanted to share some news about a case I am trying out for my Leica M 240, made byclassiccases.co.uk. Paul Glendell is the guy who is behind these fabulous cases and he makes them for the Leica Monochrom as well. He also offers M8 and M9 cases and all of them have different options available (with back flap, without, etc). These are all hand-made with quality leather AND hands.
His M 240 case is of fantastic quality and it is not too stiff, and not too soft… which IMO is just right. It is a case I really like and much different from the Gariz case I reviewed a while back). While the Gariz was nice, small and fit like a glove the Classic Cases 240 case is more traditional when it comes down to the case design and offers a little bit of grip to hold on to. Not because there is a grip but because it adds a little size to the camera and those with larger hands will get a better grip when shooting the camera. It FEELS like a higher end product as well.
I had planned to do a video review of 3-4 M240 cases all at once but the two others I was expecting over the past three months never showed up for review. Paul was the only one who sent in the case so his is the only one I will be posting about today.
In the hand it feels nice and the fit is very good (better than the Luigi I had for my M9 that I couldn’t use due to the fit being so off). In fact, the fit of the classic cases case is superb and if I had to complain about anything it would be that the live view button is slightly covered. It is tough to design a full half case for the 240 without this happening though. The upper sides, unlike the Gariz, are well protected and the leather feels like real quality leather.
Some of you out there love cases and some of you out there hate them. I like cases but sometimes I prefer to go naked because it is much easier to unload batteries and memory cards without having to remove a case to do so. On the other hand, there were times when I went naked (my 1st M 240) and it got beat to hell when I dropped it. So these days I prefer a case.
There are quite a few cases out there for the M240 and this is the highest quality/best made case I have tried to date. It is not cheap at about $285 US Dollars (ships from the UK) but it is one of the best cases among the sea of half cases to protect that $7000 investment. Many wonder why a case would be so expensive but think about it.
A full leather, hand-made and stitched case for under $300 to protect a camera you spent $7000 on (without a lens) is not bad at all. You can go up to $390 and buy an Art Di Mano case which offers different design and spend even more for a famed Luigi. $285 is about right for the Classic Cases M 240 case and offers up some style, beauty, protection and luxury to your already luxurious M.
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Many thanks to Steve Huff Photo for the review.