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Favorite Type of Case (or not?)

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by MOD, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. MOD

    MOD New to SC

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    Dec 16, 2011
    I've been hunting around for the perfect case for my DP2x... and I still can't decide. I'm curious to know what kind of cases you guys and gals like to use with your enthusiast compacts? I like the pouch that came with camera, but I would like a little more protection since I like to keep my gear looking like new.
     
  2. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    I normally carry my cameras hanging from a wrist strap or sometimes neck/bandolier style. The only time they are in a bag (padded insert) is for storage or transport from point A to B. I do like to use screen protectors to keep the LCD scratch-free and make it a bit easier to clean. I like to minimize bulking up my compact, so I don't do the fitted leather or half case thing.
     
  3. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    hard half-case for me.
    the dp2 hard case is very thin (but sturdy and attractive); using just the half-case part hardly adds any bulk or weight, but the other part of the case doesn't attach to that bit ... which is annoying to say the least, so I only ever use the half-case part
    my E-P2 half-case weighs a ton and is a PITA. never comes off the camera though.

    i can't bear to have a camera round my neck, so i usually drape the strap across one shoulder.
     
  4. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    I carry my EX1 in a soft leather zippered case with a little bit of padding. It doesn't add a whole lot of thickness, it follows the shape of the camera so there's no excess, but it'll protect the camera pretty well if I let it slip from my hands, I'm quite confident it wouldn't hurt the camera!
     
  5. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I have different cases for my compacts. Mostly zippered and only for transport or storage when not in use. The X100 lives in an old neoprene wrap case which was designed for an olympus bridge camera. Its just the right size. But again, only for storage or transport. I don't leave any cases on when cameras are in use. I was tempted by the X100 case until I saw the price, and then decided that style of case wasnt for me anyway.
     
  6. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    SoCal
    Bob
    For the small stuff I like Lowe Pro (GXR), Tamrac (X100), Kata (GRDs, X10) and Think Tank (OlympusEPs)
     
  7. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Just got the GRD Soft Case, the tops snaps off making it an ever-ready which is how most of my cameras are set up. I am still debating though whether I want it on a neck strap or wrist strap. Also dangle them upside down at times via Black Rapid
     
  8. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    SoCal
    Bob
    my GRD is only on a wrist strap, but is carried in a Kata case with a shoulder strap
     
  9. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Yeah I may purse it part of the time too