The Camera Bag: Deck out your favorite camera with custom-made jewelry


posted Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 5:47 PM EST

Think your Leica rangefinder looks a bit dowdy? What about your fancy Nikon DSLR or your Fuji X-Pro1? Well, a Japanese artist is selling silver jewelry that you can use to spruce up your favorite shooters.

The artist, Jay Tsijimura, makes ornate hot shoe covers and soft release buttons out of sterling silver (aka 925 silver) that you can adorn your cameras with. The designs on the small camera accessories simulate a "smoked floral" arrangement or faux lizard skin.

Currently, the silver hot shoe covers and release buttons are only compatible with Leica cameras but Tsijimura is working on versions for Nikon SLRs, the Fuji X-Pro1, X100 and Ricoh GR cameras.


There will be gold, platinum, and diamond-studded versions of the jewelry as well.

Expect to pay a premium price for Tsijimura's custom-made camera gewgaws though. The silver accessories currently sell for about $300 (24,150 yen) a piece.

More info here.

(Via Leica Rumors)