Case for Fuji X100

Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by Andrewteee, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    I've read through the various "case" posts for the X100 and did not find what I was looking for. I need a case for when I throw the X100 into another bag or backpack, anything not necessarily a camera bag. Any more leads on what might work to prevent dings, bangs and scratches? Something form fitting'ish. Tanks.
     
  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
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    What I am noticing is that the bags which will fit are just too chunky (eg from Lowepro). I've decided against the leather case thats fitted, its not what I want and I find that they just get in the way. BB and I were discussing this and she pointed me at some camera bags, but they are more like messenger bags which when in use could also carry other gear. I'm contemplating those.

    In the meantime, I think I am going to look for a generic case of suitable dimension which might not have been designed for a camera, necessarily, but which will do the job. I have a shoulderbag I use 99% of the time, and I am looking for something I can throw in there. I have various Case Logic brand cases for my other compacts... but so far havent looked for one for the Fuji, because I have made do with an elderly cassette tape player carrycase which is just a tad too small but which will do for now.

    Hmm.... Maybe something like these? http://www.caselogic.com/search/index.cfm?N=4011+20044761
     
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  3. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley SC Regular

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    Aug 3, 2011
    I'm using the KATA KT A16KS Mini Shoulder Bag which fits very well indeed... there's a belt version available which could be just what you're looking for.

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  4. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    I found this: OP/TECH USA Digital D Soft Pouch, Compact. Just a simple neoprene pouch. As far as bags go, I have several good ones (Bare Bones Bags, Think Tank Photo Retrospectives...), but I need a way to protect the camera in case I take it in a backpack on a hike or in my work bag. The Fuji case looks too schmancy and complex.
     
  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Maybe you're more after some sort of drawstring bag that you can easily slip on when it's time to throw it the bag? So it wouldn't have to be padded but just protect the LCD, etc., and keep it clean?
     
  6. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    The Fuji case is a bit schmancy.. I like the half case part and can see using the full only once in a while..or maybe in the winter when I'm out walking with my dog and the camera.

    I was thinking about something like this: http://www.zagg.com/accessories/cinchbag.php
     
  7. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
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    Hack up an old wetsuit and make whatever it is you're thinking of. Much more satisfying.
     
  8. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
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    I just found an old Olympus neoprene case in my cupboard with a little latch thing for the neck strap, and it fits, more or less. a much better option than what I was using and will do until I find exactly the right case :)
     
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  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Here's what I think is a great alternative camera only case (or a lens case but we don't need no stinkin' lenses do we?:tongue:) - the Domke protective wrap: Amazon.com: Domke F-34L 19-Inch Protective Wrap (Red): Camera & Photo They come in a variety of sizes and are really quite good. I know I have one somewhere because I used to use it for my Leica X1. Andrew perhaps something like this would be up your alley?
     
  10. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
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    Andrew did you end up getting the OpTech pouch? Be keen to know if it fits the X100 with hood in-situ.
     
  11. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    No action yet. Might get something this week.
     
  12. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
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    Thats rather like the internal pouch of the Lowepro Terraclime. The link is to the Terraclime 100 but locally I can still get the 10 or the 50. The 100 might servve well as something to carry camera and also wallet, keys, phone, specs etc.
    Lowepro - Terraclime 100
     
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  13. Johnt831

    Johnt831 New to SC

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    Aug 31, 2012
    I use the Lowepro Apex 60 AW. The X100 fits fine with the filter adaptor, filter, snap on lens cover and wrist strap. You can carry it on your belt and it has a rain cover.
     
  14. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    I think I am going to make my own, I can sew a bit and have made my own laptop sleeves before and little camera bags, so it's time to make one for my X-100 as I too am looking for something just to protect it a bit in my bag :)
     
  15. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
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    After test fitting the x100 into every single thing the big camera store had, I settled on the Tamrac 5693, and I love it. It is just big enough to fit the x100 and its strap into - it fits snugly but it isn't a squeeze either - it is padded and secure, it has velcro to hold the flap closed without latching in between shots, it can be used with the strap or via the belt flap which means I can mount it on handlebars and backpacks, and the extra pocket fits a spare battery plus cards plus a Canon compact camera that does video better than the x100.

    Small enough to chuck into a bigger bag, but also pretty rugged. Just enough space, and no more.

    Tamrac - Model 5693 Digital 3