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    SKIN in all its Glory....

    Heres a pix
    of my new skin
    Natural Lizard for my M2....
    Isn't she Pretty

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    Re: SKIN in all its Glory....

    So nice!

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    Re: SKIN in all its Glory....

    I was a little nervous when i saw this title. Now Helen that is just way to sexy for this forum.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: SKIN in all its Glory....

    Helen, where did you get that natural lizard?

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    Re: SKIN in all its Glory....

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    I was a little nervous when i saw this title. Now Helen that is just way to sexy for this forum.
    hehehe...Yes I remember our last Skin ordeal...heavy porn
    which you quickly nipped

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    Re: SKIN in all its Glory....

    Quote Originally Posted by johnastovall View Post
    Helen, where did you get that natural lizard?
    I dealt with Morgan Sparks jr / www.cameraleather.com

    You have the Option of many Skins...
    To do it Yourself /Wet Method makes it easy...
    OR
    Morgan can Do the Restoration for You

    Let me know which skins YOU like ...
    Last edited by helenhill; 23rd January 2009 at 15:55.

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    Re: SKIN in all its Glory....

    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    I dealt with Morgan Sparks / www.cameraleather.com

    You have the Option of many Skins...
    To do it Yourself /Wet Method makes it easy...
    OR
    Morgan can Do the Restoration for You

    Let me know which skins YOU like ...
    I like the Cobra.. It must be one of skins one needs to email him about.

    Now a Gila monster skin would be interesting.


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    Re: SKIN in all its Glory....

    COBRA was my FIRST Choice
    but Morgan thought I may not like it
    because the piece he had
    was not as bright and contrasty as the one shown
    But Yes COBRA was sooo Cooool looking

    Jeez, where Did you Find the Gila Monster
    in a Texan's backyard....

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    Helen,
    I like skin, as you know, but that skin you chose lookes lovely with the chrome camera.
    -bob

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    Re: SKIN in all its Glory....

    Helen, Very nice with your M2. What will Eric do with the M4?
    I think the black lizard looks good on the M5 on the cameraleather site. My M5 could use some pimping. Please report back on the self-installation.

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    Re: SKIN in all its Glory....

    Wowzers! I *LOVE* it!!!
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    Re: SKIN in all its Glory....

    Black lizard. I'm currently adding it to a black paint M3.

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    Re: SKIN in all its Glory....

    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    Heres a pix
    of my new skin
    Natural Lizard for my M2....
    Isn't she Pretty

    That's beautiful, but I'm pretty sure the lizard isn't happy about it.

    I think you picked a good skin for your camera. It is ironic you 'leathered' your camera because I was thinking the exact same thing a couple days ago after reading in the forum above about the Ricoh GRDs with rubber grips that came off -- was thinking how cool it would be to replace with a piece of leather. I had no idea someone made camera leather. Thanks!

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    Re: SKIN in all its Glory....

    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    COBRA was my FIRST Choice
    but Morgan thought I may not like it
    because the piece he had
    was not as bright and contrasty as the one shown
    But Yes COBRA was sooo Cooool looking

    Jeez, where Did you Find the Gila Monster
    in a Texan's backyard....
    No, they are found farther west. But my buddy, Joel thinks I should put Diamondback Rattler on my old M3. Those we do have in the backyard. This six footer was taken about 5 miles from my house.

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    I had a rattler on my front porch not long ago. I caught him and kept him as a pet for a little while.

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    Re: SKIN in all its Glory....

    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    Heres a pix
    of my new skin
    Natural Lizard for my M2....
    Isn't she Pretty
    Veeerrrryyyy beautiful Helen!

    I'm thinking I may need to get a Leica M camera, if only for this reason.

    I don't think a Leica R would look half as good in a lizard skin.

    Darn...that means more $$ out the door. I've only got the one Leica lens....a 50mm Summicron-R I bought from Eric. The lens is beautiful, but it's not an M lens. :-(

    Gary Benson
    Eagle River, Alaska (no lizards this far north....not yet, anyways)

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    Oh, Gary I bet you have Lizards in Alaska. You just aren't checking the right habitat. Check the parking lots of larger truck stops at night and I'm you'll find any number and species of Lot Lizards. But remember they are a protected species in that you can't skin them out for their hides.

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    Re: SKIN in all its Glory....

    Cool stuff Helen.

    Might look into this as my M4-2 would need it...

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    Re: SKIN in all its Glory....

    that is just SO you, helen!

    definitely a beauty!


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    Re: SKIN in all its Glory....

    Helen,
    Cynthia thinks you might need shoes to match.
    -bob

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    Re: SKIN in all its Glory....

    Just a Note of THANKS
    To Everyone
    for taking a PEEK
    at my new skin......

    Bob: Tell Cindy My shoe size is 7 &1/2, if she sees anything...
    William: I still LOVE the Patina on your M4-2

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    Re: SKIN in all its Glory....

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Helen,
    Cynthia thinks you might need shoes to match.
    -bob
    I think Cynthia is right. Or Helen, how about boots to match?? Well, maybe not boots, it would be hard to be a stealth photographer with that cam and boots to match.

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    Re: SKIN in all its Glory....

    How about a full black paint makeover?

    This M4-2 used to look like the one below.



    Quote Originally Posted by emmawest72 View Post
    Cool stuff Helen.

    Might look into this as my M4-2 would need it...


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    Re: SKIN in all its Glory....

    MONZA:
    What a SUPERBLY BEAUTIFUL paint job....
    A Real Beauty!!

    OOOPS BOB /I MEANT TO SAY CYNTHIA BUT WROTE CINDY
    thanx Cindy for helping me see that

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