" Photographer needs creativity, style, elegance, wit and craft." - Elliot Erwitt

L
uigi's
GENUINE cases line , NO copies !!!
(
yes, I am disgusted by the many copies around, made by poor guys without any honor !)

 
Finally, I hope to may better serve you, curteous customers ! Please, read...

Dear Friends, I have too many duties, and recently my communication became slow, say poor ! 
If I miss to answer timely, and if you'll need our quote for a cases and straps order, you 
can finally email to my NEW, smart, (and fluent in English) daughter/assistant ! 
Please, email to: ginevra@leicatime.com  and she will answer (more) promptly ! 

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* ATTENTION: Luigi's Italian items (NOT Leica !), hand made by italians, in Roma, Italy *
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Please, scroll down the whole (long) page !
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ATTENTION: I reserve the right to improve my cases, as actually I am doing very often ! 
Then, some of the recently made cases may slightly differ (in better) from the pictured ones !

No credit cards, sorry, but you may use them with
NEW ! PayPal gladly accepted, but all payments MUST to be received NET, adding the 4% fee, sorry
Of course, NET wired bank transfers are accepted, too, please ask for the necessary details.
 

Luigi's cases + straps for your Leica M, R, and other cameras - Partita IVA: IT 06822200587
ATTENTION: for my "how to purchase" INFO page, please click HERE !  And, for send us a mail, please click HERE !
ATTENTION: ALL MY FULL CASES ARE MADE WITH THE FRONT/TOP PART EASILY DETACHABLE ! DON'T need to ASK !

I make THREE different types of my cases, all hand made in Italy, by expert Italian artisans :
 
- Premium Line, HAND STITCHED, made using the VERY best Italian leather available, only, strap is optional
 (for very small Premium cases, some are NOT hand stitched, but with them I add a FREE strap)
 

- Basic Plus Line, NOT hand stitched, made with quite good leathers, ADJUSTABLE strap included
 
- Basic Line, the less costly, NOT hand stitched, made with still "good" leathers, NO strap

NEW ! (click) - Cases for the new Leica M (type 240): we are now accepting orders ! 


NEW ! (click) - Cases for Rollei/Rolleiflex 2,8F and 3,5F TRL cameras !


(click) - For our colours samples...    (click) - Purses for Ladies      (click) - Cases for Olympus OM-D  

(click) - Cases for Leica Digital + compact
         (click) - Cases for Leica Monochrom, M-E, M9P, M9, M8, M8-2 ONLY !
(click) - Cases for Leica Digilux2-3 ONLY !        (click) - Cases for Fuji X-Pro1, X-E2-E1, X100/s, X 20, X10

(click) - Cases for other digital cameras       (click) - Cases for Leica M WinderCaseSdrwM7topsdr.jpg (128185 byte)      (click) - NEW Cases for Leica M

(click) - Cases for Leica screw Mt. IIIGstandardBrownFront.jpg (96729 byte)                  (click) - Cases for Leica R                       

(click) - Cases for other film cameras  (click) - Cases for Epson R-D1    (click) - Cases for Nikon          

now with "Buy Now" PayPal buttons ! - (click) - Neck + Wrist straps, leather's accessories ! - now with "Buy Now" PayPal buttons !

(click) - "Custom" + Outfit cases         (click) - Luigi's utility sets        

  (click) - New ! One-Off cases, have a look... (click) - M-Mates special Baseplates for Leica
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READ, PLEASE: I make so many cases models, colors, and variations, that a “ item # ” would make me crazy to
understand the buyer’s wishes ! In fact, the possible options are more that 1.000 !!! A lot better is to
email me a short and precise description of the wanted items, along with your location…

 

 
L
uigi's cases line
since 1982 !

Eur 500 each, some is finally ready !
 
NEW STRAP's USEFUL ACCESSORIES, PLEASE LOOK ATTENTIVELY...


I make leather's carriers for the most common camera accessories: 35 mm Film cassettes, SD cards, viewfinders,
lens caps, Filters, hoods, and of course, LENSES. You can ask for your preferred sizes, and finishes. Eur 60 to 140 
the three shown here are in the Natural Aged Brown special pattern (+ Eur 10 for it...) 


I make leather's carriers for the most common camera accessories: 35 mm Film cassettes, SD cards, viewfinders,
lens caps, Filters, hoods, and of course, LENSES. You can ask for your preferred sizes, and finishes. Eur 60 to 140 
the three shown here are in the Natural Aged Brown special pattern (+ Eur 10 for it...) 

 
Want to place an order ? For my "how to purchase" INFO page, please click HERE !

To send me a mail, please click HERE ! As payment, we accept wired bank transfer, and PayPal
No credit cards, sorry, but you may use them with 
NEW ! PayPal accepted, but all payments MUST to be received NET from the 4% fee, sorry
 
 
 
ATTENTION: ready cases (many are ready !) are usually sent within 2/3 days.
BUT, not ready cases and other items may need a CALM 30+ days making time !

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ATTENTION: I reserve the right to improve my cases, as actually I am doing very often !
Then, some of the recently made cases may slightly differ (in better) from the pictured ones !



WARNING: MY LEATHER's TANNING FACTORY DOESN'T MAKE ANY MORE THE DESERT COLOR, SORRY ! (I HAVE FEW SUCH CASES...)
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LUIGI's case for the recent Fuji X100  DRF camera, and X1, X-Pro1,


ready to ship in various colors and models, half and FULL, (click) - Cases for Fuji Finepix X-Pro1, X100, X10, ONLY ! 
 

 
Finally, I hope to may better serve you, curteous customers ! Please, read...

Dear Friends, I have too many duties, and recently my communication became slow, say poor !
If I miss to answer timely, and if you'll need our quote for a cases and straps order, you
can finally email to a my NEW , smart, (and fluent in English) daughter/assistant!
Please, email to: ginevra@leicatime.com and she will answer (more) promptly !
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WOW ! I am very happy, because in a couple of days many inquiries have been
sent to Ginevra, and she is now seriously helping me ! But. please, do NOT send
your messages also to my email address, beause doing that I am even more confused,
and we risk to answer twice, separately !  
J   Greetings, ciao, Luigi
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Please, look attentively at this my LATEST, special leather
finish: the "Natural Aged Brown", recently obtained ONLY
with a long, patient, exquisitely hand work done !


It cost Euro 20 more, then for M9-M8: Euro 200 the Standard half case,
Euro 220
the (pictured) "Built-in-Grip" model, and the
OPTIONAL Deluxe strap is offered at Euro 70 if alone, or at
the same "normal" price of Euro 60 if ordered with a case
 
Please, scroll down !

Luigi's cases + straps for your Leica M, R, and other cameras
ATTENTION: Dear foreign (non-EU) customers, Italian/EU customs became every days more strict, and we are now bombarded with burocracy requests, papers, limits, and any possible BRAKES to a modern, normal, easy activity... As a result, it is now for me almost impossible to clear from our customs any returned items coming from abroad the EU, if not spending DAYS of time for burocracy demands, and even more because, also if the returned item is evidently a MY item, "made in Italy" and a "Luigi" product, sold by us, we are requested to PAY some disappointing (and high) custom's fees ! Please, remember that when you are placing a your (appreciated) order !  Of course, I will increase even more the attention and the care that any sold items, and any parcel obviously deserves, but, again, I ask you to remember that a RETURN is now really difficult, and/or unreasonably costly ! The worst problem is that I don't have absolutely the TIME to follow such burocratic matters, or I would be unable to make my WORK. As always, you may count on my integrity, and in an HONEST response to any possible problems... BUT, NO RETURNS from abroad the EU, please  !... If in the future such problems will be solved, I will inform you... :-)
OF COURSE, NO RETURN PROBLEMS, AT ALL, FROM ALL EU COUNTRIES !
AND I AM EXPECTING (hoping for) A NEW CUSTOMS ATTITUDE, WITH
LESS PROBLEMS FOR THE (RARE, BUT POSSIBLE) RETURN OF SOLD ITEMS,
almost when clearly embossed: "Leicatime*Luigi Crescenzi, made in Italy" ! I will let you know !

 
ATTENTION: for my "how to purchase" INFO page, please click HERE ! And, for send us a mail, please click HERE !

READ, PLEASE: I make so many cases models, colors, and variations, that a “ item # ” would
make me crazy to understand the buyer’s wishes ! In fact, the possible options are more that 1.000 !!!
A lot better is to email me a short and precise description of the wanted items, along with your location…
 
UPS gave me SERIOUS problems... NOW I ship by DHL or FEDEX, or by Registered Air Mail.
DHL/Fedex shipping to EU and USA until 500 grams Euro 25, Asian countries Euro 32, or more.
DHL/Fedex
shipping to EU and USA until 1000 grams Euro 32, Asian countries Euro 8, or more.
A less expensive (but slower) registered air mail shipping available,
Euro 13 to Euro 15
for light parcels,
Euro 22 to Euro 30 for over 500 to 1000 grams
I WARMLY SUGGEST DHL or FEDEX !

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PLEASE, READ ATTENTIVELY BELOW THIS PICTURE...
 

My leathers are tanned with ecological, best vegetable oils, and for many years them doesn’t
need any special care, or maintenance. However, since some months ago I found (and use) a
very special German cream, that I may also sell at
Euro 8 for a very small 50 ml/cc amount,
that seem VERY effective, either for cleaning, “nourishing”, and good maintenance.
 
The name is “Coxy shoe cream neutral 19”, and I am sure that, if available in your country,
you can pay less for it ! If instead you need it from me, I can ship it, but…
Euro 8 each,
+ other
Euro 13 for the slow Registered Air Mail shipping, or Euro 8 if shipped along with a
case or A strap, by same Post way, or probably ZERO if shipped by Fedex with other goods,
but that depends on the total parcel’s weight. In fact, the Coxy cream weigth is
gr. 140 !
 
Now... a my new funny proposal, (which will be immediately copied, too ?)
I call this strange case for Leica M the "Rainbow" !  Euro 200 (NO strap)

the shown strap is braided, 8 strands, quite wide, and it is offered at Euro 90


I will make soon a less wide "Rainbow" strap, with 4 braided strands, at Euro 70


Other models will follow soon, for Leica M8, and for Leica M with my "built-in-grip"

 
***shipping options***
 
UPS gave me SERIOUS problems... NOW I ship by DHL or FEDEX, or by Registered Air Mail.
DHL/Fedex shipping to EU and USA until 500 grams Euro 25, Asian countries Euro 32, or more.
DHL/Fedex
shipping to EU and USA until 1000 grams Euro 32, Asian countries Euro 8, or more.
A less expensive (but slower) registered air mail shipping available,
Euro 13 to Euro 15
for light parcels,
Euro 22 to Euro 30 for over 500 to 1000 grams
I WARMLY SUGGEST DHL or FEDEX !

ABOUT SHIPMENTS: of course, I would prefer to ship by Fedex, that is fast, and recently VERY reliable ! But, it cost...
 Italian Registered Air Mail service by Post is slower, needing from 10 to 20+ delivery days,
and it is now, luckely, quite reliable, too, with only rare exceptions...

The Italian Post tracking page (will only give a shipping evidence) is the one below (link):
http://www.poste.it/online/dovequando/start.do?subaction=raccomandata

Attention, please: we are always working for our cases improvements,
then
we reserve the right to make some slight modifications, that
could let be your NEW case slightly different from the ones pictured.
 

"NO NAME" cases and straps can be of course ordered, if you prefer to avoid our
logo(s) on the purchased items. Please read shipping rules on this page bottom !

Dear visitors of this page(s), let me finally introduce "officially" my very special SS Bottom "flush" SCREW, the one that some buyers of my cases already knows... Sincerily, I am quite proud of this my idea ! Unlike Leica cases screws, and, as far as I know, unlike ALL cases screws, this special "Luigi's" screw still leaves the case bottom perfectly flat, without the uncomfortable protrusion on the bottom, that prevents the case (and the camera) to rest firmly even on the most flat surfaces ! His design permit to easily operate it with any thin coins, and in the lower part there is the useful TRIPOD hole, with the smaller thread, the one actually used by ALL makers.

It is quite costly, Eur 60 each (fitted), because: 1. every screw is hand made with a lathe - 2. the screw is all made in solid stainless steel, of which I am a fanatic user, being me a "boat's man"... - 3. to fit well it is a not easy job, it takes a lot of time and care, and there is always the risk to ruine a NEW case !
 
ATTENTION
: the "Bottom SCREW" is not fitted in our cases by default !
It will be fitted ONLY upon a clear request, and a related payment for it

A new very special product MADE and offered by Leicatime !
Please, look attentively... I am introducing the NEW two "soft shutter releases"
buttons for Leica and other cameras, 16 mm diameter for your finger's comfort.
For Bessas I am making them smaller ! I know, several are offered around.
But, those two models are made in SOLID STAINLESS STEEL

TWO models: "Concave" and "Convex" - Eur 20 each, choose yours !
NOW, you'll find the Leicatime website address engraved on their bottom.

 

Why I show them in this (cases) page ? Because I suggest
you to order it/them along with a case, avoiding to pay the shipping cost
for the soft release, alone ! I already placed one of them in EACH of my cameras... :-)


Please, have a quick look to my "solid SS soft shutter release buttons", Convex or Concave, 
now available in naked silver SS, and durable black ot red paint ! Euro 20 each
  

The softrelease screws into the remote shutter release mechanism inside the shutter button and provides a few advantages.
 
First, it physically raises the height of the shutter button, allowing you to use the joint or pad of your finger to fire the shutter rather than the tip. This results in a smoother action, more like squeezing a trigger than prodding a button, which reduces camera shake a little and is (to many people at least) more comfortable. Generally, the cable release socket also has a smoother action than the shutter button, so the softrelease turns it into something of a hair-trigger, which again helps reduce camera shake. The effect seems to vary a little camera-to-camera, but I find them essential items on my M6 and Canon P.
 
Most users experience a combined benefit of about a stop more usability in hand-held shooting: so if you find that you can normally manage sharp hand-held shots at only 1/30 a softie should allow you to go down to 1/15 and achieve the same results. Personally I find that, with the softie in place, I can manage decent shots of 1/4 second quite easily, and even 1/2 if I'm lucky (I must have steady hands).
 
The only downside is, as S. says, you do tend to end up with a few shots of the inside of your camera bag, unless you get into the habit of stashing the camera without winding on first. That said, film's cheap. (feedback from a friendly user...)



Finally, I am offering the SS MiniConvex for your RF Bessa cameras ! A few (nice) prototipes are available, ready, Euro 20 each

Positive feedback rating   Wonderful service. Soft release is well made. You won't believe the difference!
 
  Buyer   malewitsch ( 40Feedback score is 10 to 49)

Please note that Patrizia is designing a  nice case for lady... Perhaps for your wife ?
 
***shipping options***
UPS gave me SERIOUS problems... NOW I ship by DHL or FEDEX, or by Registered Air Mail.
DHL/Fedex shipping to EU and USA until 500 grams Euro 25, Asian countries Euro 32, or more.
DHL/Fedex
shipping to EU and USA until 1000 grams Euro 32, Asian countries Euro 8, or more.
A less expensive (but slower) registered air mail shipping available,
Euro 13 to Euro 15
for light parcels,
Euro 22 to Euro 30 for over 500 to 1000 grams
I WARMLY SUGGEST DHL or FEDEX !
Packing & handling included, we NEED a your phone #, please
 
ABOUT SHIPMENTS: of course, I would prefer to ship by Fedex, that is fast, and recently VERY reliable ! But, it cost... Registered Air Mail service by Post is slower, needing from 10 to 20+ delivery days, and it is quite reliable. It cost less, from Euro 10 to 25, depending on the weight, but it NEED all your patience ! The average delivery time is around 10/12 days, but is may need even one month, because some countries are SLOWER that Italy ! If you NEED a delivery in a reasonably certain and SHORT time, the Fedex is a MUST ! 

Here the page of Italian Post for such registered parcels: http://www.poste.it/online/dovequando/start.do?subaction=raccomandata


Shipping rules: dear (possible) buyers, although we are always using the MOST reliable shipping
ways, as Fedex, EMS, and the less costly Registered Air Mail, it must be very clear that we are
NOT responsible for any shipping risk after that we have carefully sent the sold items. Of course,
the SAFETY of our parcels, when them are on the way to reach you, is out from our control. Then,
I must enhance this WARNING: we will issue a full refund OR a 2nd similar item shipment ONLY if you
will request (and purchase) a FULLY INSURED SHIPPING, adding an extra 1% of the grand total of
your purchase, with a miminum amount of Euro 3 for low cost items. Thank you for your understanding.


 

And, for send me a mail, please click HERE !

 
PLEASE COME BACK SOON, I WILL ADD OTHER PICTURES OF SPECIAL, "ONE -OFF" CASES !

 
No credit cards, sorry, but you may use them with 
NEW ! PayPal accepted, but all payments MUST to be received NET from the 4% fee, sorry
 
 


NEW ! SOME of our larger items, will be shipped perfectly packed
into one of those special, robust Leicatime boxes ! :-)