Tank: new Leica half case from Fast+Prime

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Fast+Prime released new half case for Leica M cameras called "Tank":

  • Suede Lining
  • Entirely hand sewn for Leica M8 and M9  (a design for the new "M" coming soon)
  • Saddlery buckles - no pop fasteners
  • Sewn In screen protection door - simple thumb access to screen and controls
  • Ergonomic fit, no need for thumb or grip accessories
  • Each case hand stamped with your order number and 3 initials
  • Available in Black or Conker saddle hide with black suede lining
  • Matching neck strap available, many styles available
  • Price £235.00

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  • Me

    what the hell is that thing?
    Ug-ger-lee

  • Me

    what the hell is that thing?
    Ug-ger-lee

  • http://genotypewritings.blogspot.com/ genotypewriter

    I don’t put cameras in carry cases but this one’s nice… takes the edge off :)

    • The Earl of Leicaville

      So does a drunk clown at a child’s birthday party.

  • http://genotypewritings.blogspot.com/ genotypewriter

    I don’t put cameras in carry cases but this one’s nice… takes the edge off :)

    • The Earl of Leicaville

      So does a drunk clown at a child’s birthday party.

  • lefse

    Hideous. A buckle?

  • Poz

    A buckle?

  • Umar

    Looks like it was made by a child and defeats one of the main reasons for using an M in the first place. And 235 pounds? They’re having a laugh.

  • The Earl of Leicaville

    Could not get any more repulsive than that…..This must be a prank?

  • The Earl of Leicaville

    Could not get any more repulsive than that…..This must be a prank?

  • CHD

    Great if you want to look like a Germany tourist from 1980.

  • CHD

    Great if you want to look like a Germany tourist from 1980.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Zokson Zoran Kulusic-Neral

    I have used once the Leica original half case and the issue with all of these leather things is that from outside they might look good, however the inside of it is more important and very often they do not use good material for it. So after a while the inside part starts to tear apart and leaves traces on the camera body, not mentioning dust and linting. So, when they produce it, they should take care of the inside material and they should show and explain us what kind of material they have used. Otherwise, you pay some hundreds of pounds and in few months you can throw it away.

    • http://twitter.com/FASTANDPRIME Neal Simons

      Hello Zoran and I thank everyone for having a look at our new half case.

      I understand that Tank may be seen as quite a departure from the norm and some may question our use of hardware and or design. Yes, style is a personal choice and as you all know, there are many makers out there making excellent cases in the classic style. To me- Luigi and Classic Cases quality workmanship look very nice indeed.

      I started Fast+Prime purely to offer solutions that I would use and maybe there might be others who might find my ideas useful as well.

      I find it preferable to have protection in one form or another, but am not a big fan of carrying around a padded camera bag. Unless of course it is raining – my excellent black and tan Billingham Hadley to the rescue!

      First was the UHL case, designed to be the smallest case possible and still have access to the camera, free and bare in your hand. Great in many circumstances and as you can all see, It all just depends on your shooting style and what you want to do. I have many clients ranging from pros to enthusiasts using UHL. From everyday shooting – to some pretty extreme environments!

      Now Tank, named this for obvious reasons. Here I have used thick hand dyed equestrian hides ranging from 4-6mm (10-12mm at the stacked edges!). Buckles are used because I worry about the long term effect of pushing metal poppers onto the camera. They also add protection and grip. This design takes a little longer to remove, but I think it is a fair trade off. Feels very sturdy and muffles the sound of the shutter.

      Tank makes the camera just that much bigger to feel great in the hand without grips or thumbs-up. The shutter side buckle also acts as a thumb grip. I find the black version to be just as discreet as a bare camera – my opinion! Still far smaller than a DSLR :)

      Zoran – You have raised a very important point. All linings used in our Tank and UHL cases are 100% super soft pigskin suede. Besides this, all exposed edges are entirely hand sewn to keep the lining from ever peeling away from the case – as all quality makers would insist. Our suede is incredibly strong and malleable, perfect for protecting your camera.

      Thanks for reading!

  • Glen

    I love how that belt buckle would be caught on just about everything. I think they better go back to the drawing board on this one. Ugly…..

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