Old cameras hard " leather" ? or something else and how we care it?

Started Aug 15, 2022 | Questions thread
A_SCY
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Re: Old cameras hard " leather" ? or something else and how we care it?

A_SCY wrote:

Hello i am curious about the material of some old film cameras . it looks more like a hard plastic than leather. i am pointing here a photos of the nikon because i own the camera its like a hard plastic that a leather. I saw also the same in other older cameras so what kind of material is it and how we get care of it?

Thank you all for the answers.

I also find this in leatherette wikipedia

" Leatherette is also made by covering a fabric base with a plastic. The fabric can be made of natural or synthetic fiber which is then covered with a soft polyvinyl chloride (PVC) layer. Leatherette is used in bookbinding and was common on the casings of 20th century cameras."

So thank you for your answers.

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