Leather skin for GF1

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by mav, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. mav

    mav Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 2, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
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    Matt
    Does anyone know where to buy these vinyl/leather skins for a GF1?

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  2. everythingsablur

    everythingsablur Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 4, 2010
    Toronto, ON
    How well do these help (or hinder) grip? My wife likes the GF1 but does complain that the grip is lacking a little, even for her petite hands. I can't tell if these would be grippier, or are slightly slick and would make grip worse (kind of how she feels about the E-P2's leatherette grip).
     
  3. greg57

    greg57 Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 6, 2010
    Istanbul
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    Gregory Dziedzic
  4. JoeFriday

    JoeFriday Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 28, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    I'm tempted to buy a GF1 just to get that! I don't like their EP2 designs, however.
     
  5. everythingsablur

    everythingsablur Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 4, 2010
    Toronto, ON
    Deep black looks great, and much better than what mav had originally posted. The other two designs - cube and carbon - look horrible. I like MC Escher style cubes as much as the next guy, but wow is that uggo.

    I think I may just have to order one if it will improve the grip even a tiny bit (and class it up a bit at the same time ;) ). I wonder how the adhesive is... On one hand I don't want it to peel/slide off easily, on the other, I don't necessarily want it to be permanent in case I sell the GF1 and buyer doesn't like it.
     
  6. flipGTO

    flipGTO Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 8, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    I have the SGP deep black on and it definitely improved the grip. It was very slick prior to putting on the skin. I believe the one you have pictured is the aki-asahi skin, which is currently unavailable.
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  7. everythingsablur

    everythingsablur Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 4, 2010
    Toronto, ON
    How easy/difficult was it to put on (there are a fair number of individual pieces)? Is the adhesive really strong?
     
  8. flipGTO

    flipGTO Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 8, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    It was pretty easy to install and the adhesive is pretty strong. Its held up well especially considering how humid it is down here in Florida.
     
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  9. mav

    mav Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 2, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
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    Matt
    Thanks for the info guys. Might order one.
     
  10. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2010
    The SGP skin I posted the link to is very easy to fit and having used my GF1 daily in the heat and humidity of the Far East for 3 weeks, I can say that it won't peel off accidentally. It does enhance grip and unlike the Asahi version, you can open the door to access the av sockets with the skin fitted.
     
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  11. tomrock

    tomrock Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 21, 2010
    Indianapolis, IN
    Thanks for posting this thread. I ordered one last week and talked my wife into putting it on for me today!

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  12. djmo

    djmo New to Mu-43

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    Aug 10, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Thanks for sharing! :)
     
  13. JoeFriday

    JoeFriday Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 28, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    I love the looks of that.. sort of a neoclassic techie style
     
  14. JoepLX3

    JoepLX3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 13, 2010
    Japan
    If they make a hole for the "L" then why not for "GF1" and "Lumix"?
    - or at least don't print those on the leather...
     
  15. tomrock

    tomrock Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 21, 2010
    Indianapolis, IN
    They don't print anything on the leather -- they're all holes.
     
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  16. FridayFriday

    FridayFriday New to Mu-43

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    Apr 20, 2011
    Anyone try these for the GF2? How do you like it?