The Making of an LC-A+ Leather Camera Case

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I wanted to be able to hang my LC-A+ around my neck so that I can shoot more readily. So, while we are waiting for LSI to release its own camera case for the LC-A+, I took matters into my own hands.

Having a camera case that allows you to hang your camera around your neck is ideal for easy and fast shooting. Unfortunately, our favorite LC-A+ does not come with such. I took matters into my own hands by making one for myself. I cannot be more pleased with the result of my endeavor. I wish to share it to you as well. Follow these easy steps:

Materials:
Leather, piece of cloth, cutter, scissors, super glue, pin, 2 washers (small), and a bolt (the smallest that fits with the thread of the LC-A+’s tripod socket), 2 semi-circular rings (can be bought in key chain supply stores).

Making the Case
1. Look for a local shoe shop and try to purchase some scrap leather. This should not cost much. Make sure though, that you buy enough material.
2. Cut the leather into two parts, the base, and the body. Make the appropriate measurements as seen in the photos below. Also, cut out the parts to expose the distance lever and the MX slide.
3. Cut a whole that is aligned with the tripod socket.
4. Using a generous amount of super glue, attach the two parts.
5. Reinforce it using pieces of cloth that will be glued onto the area where the two parts are joined.

Making the Case Stiff (you would want that)
6. Soak the case in room temperature water for 15 minutes.
7. Soak it again for the second time in hot water (not boiling; probably a few minutes after it has boiled) for another 5 minutes.
8. Have the leather case sun dried (but not completely dry).

Attaching the Rings for the Camera Lace and Reinforcing the Tripod Socket Hole
9. Before the leather case becomes completely dry, sew a piece of leather with semi-circular rings onto each side of the case. I suggest that you punch in the holes through the leather first with the use of a pin, before sawing it on.
10. Reinforce it with super glue.
11. Sandwich the hole made at the bottom with two washers, attach them using super glue.

Fitting the Case to the Camera
12. When the glue has dried, slide in the LC-A+ in the case and secure it using the bolt.
13. Wrap the entire camera with the rubber band.
14. Make sure that the case completely warps around your camera; you can use folded pieces paper for this purpose.
15. Leave the camera (with the case) in the warmest area of you room (not under the sun); leave it there
for 12 to 24 hours to completely dry and take the form of the body of your camera.
16. FIN

I hope you become as successful, if not more successful, as I have on this one. Enjoy!

written by renenob on 2011-05-23 in #gear #tipster

11 Comments

  1. renenob
    renenob ·

    Correction, #14, "you can use," NOT "you can sure."

  2. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    THis is so cool! but I doubt I've the skill/patience to make it! :O

  3. squamy
    squamy ·

    Amazing job! Well done :D

  4. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    cool!

  5. gabysalas
    gabysalas ·

    @renenob: fixed!

  6. phalanx
    phalanx ·

    very cool!

  7. amirulshahrom
    amirulshahrom ·

    Love it!

  8. jojothemonkeyy
    jojothemonkeyy ·

    Gonna do this for my(soon-to-be-mine) lca-wide! :D
    just to confirm, the case is removable right?

  9. renenob
    renenob ·

    @jojothemonkeyy: Yes, it is removable. Unscrew the bold and slide the camera out.

  10. teaandcoffee5683
  11. tapedwords
    tapedwords ·

    This is awesome. I will be trying this soon

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