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Hand-made leather camera case for Panasonic Lumix GF-1

We are pleased to announce an addition of a Panasonic Lumix GF-1 version to our popular range of hand-made leather camera cases. The Lumix GF-1 is Panasonic’s answer to the Olympus E-P1. Unlike the Digital Pen this Lumix has a much more utilitarian feel, making it the perfect everyday camera. A quality camera case will make this plain and elegant looking camera even more presentable and also protect this valuable camera from external knocks while at the same time be smooth in the hands when using it. A detachable back cover protecting the LCD display is available as an option.

These camera cases handmade by an artisan, one by one, in the old center of Tokyo. Their quality and feel are extraordinary; “Perfume of REAL leather, high quality finish and stitching” writes one satisfied customer.

A unique feature of this case is that the strap attaches to the case, not to the camera as with most other cases. This case effectively cradles your GF-1 safely and gently, safeguarding your investment.

Please note we also carry the official Lumix GF-1 cases made by Panasonic here.

Availability of Rayqual Leica M-M4/3 adapter for Leica M lenses

Rayqual Micro Four-Thirds adapter for Leica M lensesWe have just received notice from Rayqual that the Leica M-M4/3 adapter for Leica M lenses will be available on the 26th of January. Once we are able to ship you should have it within a matter of days afterwards. (Possibly even for the rest of Chinese new year holidays! EMS shipping within major Asian locations takes about one day, however bear in mind postal delays caused by the holidays so we cannot guarantee a timed delivery.)

In the meantime you might be interested in looking at some pictures of lenses mounted on the G1 using the Rayqual device and sample images taken with them. The article is in Japanese but there are plenty of images and machine translation does a decent job.

The lenses used are (from top to bottom); Minolta M-Rokkor 28/2.8, Summicron-M 35/2.0 (4th generation non-aspherical), SMC Pentax-L 43/1.9 Special, Canon 50/0.95 and Nikkor S.C. 50/1.4.

Introducing Rayqual lens adapters

We are pleased to be able to offer for sale adapters by the specialist Japanese adapter manufacturer Rayqual. Rayqual lens adapters are finely engineered high precision devices manufactured to tight tolerances MADE IN JAPAN, so rest assured that they will not compromise the high quality of your lenses or cameras.

To start things off we offer the new Rayqual Micro Four-Thirds adapter for Leica M lenses and Canon FD lenses. The adapter allows you to mount Leica M and Canon FD manual focus lenses on Micro 4/3 camera bodies such as the new Panasonic Lumix G1 digital camera.

Rayqual offers many more adapters so if you have a specific requirement, please contact us. For the current items on sale, please see here.

On the topic of using interesting lenses with the G1, what would you say if you could attach C-Mount lenses, used by 16mm movie cameras, on your G1? To be continued…

UPDATE: C-Mount adapter is available here.