Lens Sporran: A little leather pouch to protect your lens
See below for a special Macfilos discount on Classic Cases lens pouches
If you buy a new Leica M lens you will find a beautifully constructed soft-leather case inside the box. It’s specially tailored, with foam inserts to keep the lens dead centre out of harm’s way. If you’re lucky, too, your secondhand M lens will come with this case.
If you are out of luck — and you are with most non-Leica lenses — then a stock of appropriately sized lens pouches is something you would do well to built up. Now, at last, you have an elegant solution which complements your expensive Leica glass — or Fuji, Sony, Canon, Nikon glass for that matter. Paul Glendell, who is well known for his half cases made for most Leica and some Fuji cameras, has turned his hand to a bit of hand pouchery. And they are made in Scotland, home of the sporran, another form of dangling pouch.
Lens pouches from Classic Cases made from fine suede leather, with a rigid foam base for protection and a drawstring to secure the lens. They come in four diameters — 8, 10, 12 and 14cm — and four heights — 12, 14, 18 and 20cm. Paul advises choosing a pouch that is 6cm higher than the top of the lens and 2cm wider than the lens diameter.
The pouches come in three attractive colours, red, green and blue, and range in price from £28 to £36. All are made personally by Paul in his Scottish workshop. You can calculate the size and order by visiting the Classic Cases website. If you do intend to order, Paul makes a very sensible suggestion — choose different colours for your lenses so you can instantly recognise which is which.
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