This is my 1st Black & White Oil Painting. :D. Still long way to go though…
I like my sling bag but i got hard time to find an camera bag insert that can fit into it.
So only choice i can think of is to make my own camera bag insert.
Material i use is Polyurethane Foam Sheet (5mm thick) and also Canvas cloth.
My insert i don’t want cover so it will be easier for me to take things out from my bag when in need. I just want something in my bag to protect the lens and camera.
Step 1. i cut the foam up to the size i want. I want a rectangle box so i will have 3 long (one for bottom) and 2 short by the side.
Step 2. i draw them on the canvas and then start sew them up like below. (don’t paste the foam yet. The foam is put on the canvas for illustration purpose)
Create 2 sets and let name one as “inner” and the other as “outer”.
Step 3. Take the “inner”, connect the both side up and form a hollow box then take another canvas cloth and sew them up like below.
Step 4. For the outer, just connect the side up and form the hollow box. So you shall have “2 boxes” like below.
Step 5. Now turn the “outer” inside out. (Do not need to do for the inner.)
Step 6. Put the outer inside inner and sew them up on the red line.
Step 7. Now paste the foam
Step 8. Turn the outer from inside outward so it cover the foam.
Step 9. Now, take another piece of canvas and hand sew an invisible stitch on the bottom.
That’s it. You have your insert. 😀
I create 2 box so in case i need to bring both lenses and camera out. i can have one for lens and the other for my camera.
I learn how to do the box from this youtube.
I learn how to hand sew invisible stitch from this youtube
Couple of people who bought Leica M ( Type 240/262 ) dislike the red Leica logo and I am also one of them. 😛
However, leica camera is so expensive that i don’t feel like messing with it. So i call leica’s customer service to see if they are able to replace the red logo or help me replace if i provide them a different logo. However i got rejected. (Expected hmm?)
So i am on my adventure to figure out the know-how.
Many people in fact had done it ( I believe! ) and share their experiences on how they take out the logo, for example, some recommended “applying some heat” on the logo to loosen it by using hair dryer (OMG), some said try to use some artist knife etc to take it out. To be frank, all those suggestion freak and confuse me….
So i decide to figure out myself after all it is just a logo isnt it ?
I start by “pushing” against the leica word of the logo using my index finger to check if it will move. Indeed, it does move though it “recover” back to original position as soon as i let go! So i start to push harder further into the clockwise direction as shown below.
I just keep trying and trying till i manage to make it do a full turn of 360 degree and walla, it just come out by itself!
Since it is out. It is time to explore what to do with the logo 😀
First thing i want to try is to change it to chrome silver and make it look like M-P. I know, i know! i shall have just bought the M-P instead M.
So I bought Tamiya Gloss Aluminum spray paint and spray the logo. It looks decent..right? 😎
Next, i decide to do something different. . I am trying to be “unique” so i decide to I respray it to pastel blue which i don’t think anyone will choose such color (see below). The color look a bit weird on the silver chrome? Notice i scratch the leica wordings? I apply too much pressure on it when i trying to scrap off the paint on them. :'(. BIG MISTAKE!
So in the end, i fall back to the easiest solution. Buy the black logo and put it on :/. There goes my money…
I had to agree that this is the “nicest” after all… since it cost me 50 bucks! XD
PS: All photos in this post are taken by my 10 years old Canon EOS 350D. 😀