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Arte di Mano cases for latest Leica cameras

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  Standard cases for the CL in a wide range of colours and finishes
Standard cases for the CL in a wide range of colours and finishes

Arte di Mano cases, handmade in Korea by Sejun Kim and his team, have always been a premium choice for Leica owners. The quality of leather and manufacture is exceptional and the cases are available, at additional cost, with handling features such as substantial handgrips and battery/card flaps — even for M models, where the Arte di Mano case successfully replaces the camera’s bottom plate. 

  The Leica CL Aventino case incorporates a substantial leather-covered grip which does the same job as the accessory Leica Hand Grip but is overall a neater solution
The Leica CL Aventino case incorporates a substantial leather-covered grip which does the same job as the accessory Leica Hand Grip but is overall a neater solution

Sejun has just introduced a range of cases to complement the CL, D-Lux 7 and C-Lux. All exhibit the traditional attention to detail and come in a wide range of colours and options which you need to check out on the web site (below). 

  The CL case can be specified with a door to enable batteries and cards to be changed without removing the case from the camera
The CL case can be specified with a door to enable batteries and cards to be changed without removing the case from the camera

The CL case, in particular, has a wide range of options, including the separate Aventino model. This incorporates a very comfortable grip which will be appreciated when you are using the longer TL lenses or heavier M lenses. 

  Back view of the CL case
Back view of the CL case

All cases are priced in US dollars, so there could be some fluctuation depending on current rates of exchange. They are all made to order, but you will be given an approximate date of despatch which, in my past experience, has been accurate. The company is extremely reliable and I have never had any qualms in paying in advance on order. However, do bear in mind that there could be import duties and VAT to pay, so allow for this. 

Arte di Mano cases are not the cheapest, by a long shot, but the quality is exceptional.

Leica CL:

The basic half-case costs $349. Extras include $80 for the battery/card flap, $80 for a rear screen cover, $10 for engraving of your initials. You can even get a matching leather lens cap guard for $50.

As an alternative to the standard CL case, the Aventino comes with a built-in grip and costs £449. The extras are the same cost as those for the standard case. 

 Artie di Mano case for the Leica D-Lux 7
Artie di Mano case for the Leica D-Lux 7

Leica D-Lux 7:

This range starts from $249, with $50 for a tripod hole and $10 for engraving.

  C-Lux case, shown here in two of the many colour choices
C-Lux case, shown here in two of the many colour choices

Leica C-Lux:

The smaller camera brings a more affordable price of $189. Extras include a built-in grip for $50, a battery door for $80 and, again, engraving for $10.

You can find the full range, including all the colour options, at the company’s web site here.

2 COMMENTS

  1. I purchased one for my Leica Q-P in black and it is gorgeous and has an insert that covers the LCD so now I have a D version of the Q-P – I love that the LCD is protected and no temptation to review pictures.

    I also got one for the XCD but it seemed to be skimpier than necessary in some areas on the body and seemed closer to a woman’s thong than a half case on the back of the camera – I am somewhat disappointed with it so would not recommend it to others as it does not feel quite right under my thumb.

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