25 Oct '11, 6pm

Wooden Skin Gives Heirloom Feel to Popular New Camera #photography #gadgets via @jaymiheimbuch

Wooden Skin Gives Heirloom Feel to Popular New Camera #photography #gadgets via @jaymiheimbuch

Aki-Asahi Custom Camera Coverings has created camera skins for the new Fujifilm Finepix x100, a popular new camera that brings a retro look with modern features. There are many kits for sale with different materials for the skins but the one that interests us the most is the wood, and for a couple of reasons. First, most of the other skins offered are, well, skin. They're leather from cows (some of which is made to look more exotic like croc or lizard), and for the vegans among us or those who don't support using animal products as fashion accessories, leather isn't exactly acceptable. It could possibly be synthetic, but we aren't 100% sure. However, wood isn't as much a problem. The two types of wood offered are walnut and cherry. These can both be harvested sustainably (though whether or not this company does so is unclear). We'd love to also see a bamboo option as bambo...

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