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Gariz Half Case For X100

Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by Photorx12, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Photorx12

    Photorx12 SC Regular

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    May 31, 2011
    I recieved my Gariz case and have posted a few pics with explanations to help you decide if you like or don't like this as an option for you camera.

    This what the case comes in...inside a pouch and a box with Gariz logo.
    P1010499.

    This is the bottom metal plate with the access to the battery and SD card. There is a thread for attaching to the tripod. When you open the battery slot, it does it with ease without scraping to the metal part of the case.
    P1010504.

    The metal loop you see I pulled out on purpose for you to notice. This is what you use to screw the camera to the case. This loop is also used to attach the clip of the leather strap (which is on its way from Korea) for easy access to take pics, they call it shotgun mode on their site I believe.
    P1010507.

    Here is another look at the inside of the case which is composed of a velvet cloth type material to protect the camera which I personally love as added protection.
    P1010503.

    Here are the pics of the camera on the case, all buttons are accessable including the focus buttons.
    P1010508.
    P1010512.
    P1010511.
    P1010509.
    P1010528.

    In all I think this is a well built camera case with added features that other more expensive cases may lack. The leather feels smooth and the velvet interior will prevent damage as well. The thing I look forward to the most is when the leather begins to wear, there I truly believe is when it will look much better. Do i recommend this, yes.
     
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  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Thanks Photorx12!

    Any links to where we can buy this case?
     
  3. Photorx12

    Photorx12 SC Regular

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  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Very nice looking!
     
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  5. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Mine arrived yesterday too and I'm very happy with it. I bought from the mayisell link and delivery was quick.
     
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  6. dhoun

    dhoun New to SC

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    Jun 28, 2011
    Handling

    What is the Gariz like to handle? Does it feel secure on the camera when gripping it? Does it feel more comfortable to hold the camera when the case is on?
    Thanks.
     
  7. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
    Photorx12 - Thanks for posting the pictures. Very nice indeed. I ordered mine about a week ago directly from Gariz and still no order confirmation. Sadly, email inquiries go unanswered too. :frown: I guess I'll just wait it out and hope to find a case at the post office sometime soon. Again, thanks for the great photos.
    . . . David
     
  8. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    This is the $64,000.00 question.
     
  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    It's interesting that they chose the way they did to attach it to the camera body. The plus is the access to the battery, of course, and the tripod mount.

    Fortunately (for my own sense of guilt), I don't feel badly since I got such a good price on my Fuji case but if I hadn't - I would have gone for this in a second from the looks of it.
     
  10. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    I find the case very stable because of the metal base plate and its attachment via the tripod screw. It also allows battery/card access and includes another tripod mount. The leather is not highly textured but has enough grip - I would prefer a bit more texture though. All in all I'm happy with the stability.

     
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  11. Photorx12

    Photorx12 SC Regular

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    May 31, 2011
    I think that as the leather gets worn out the the texture will get better. As I stated before, this the part I am looking forward too.
    This goes out to the mods.....I accidently bought an extra case, I would like to possibly give it away to a lucky person as a prize in a challenging photo contest. Maybe you guys can pm me and we can come up with some ideas.
    I just want to support the generation of more photos on this site, just my little way of helping out.
     
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  12. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    That's very nice of you Photorx12!! How about we just give it to the winner of the Weekly Challenge for June 17-22? :rolleyes:

    I think I'll order one of these cases soon!

    BTW, any recommendations for a nice strap that looks like those Artisan straps, but does not cost as much?
     
  13. Photorx12

    Photorx12 SC Regular

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    May 31, 2011
    I paid 25.00 for the Arnuvo strap, which is the one you see pictured. I bought it on EBay.
     
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  14. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Photorx, this is very generous and thoughtful of you. Let me discuss it and get back to you. :2thumbs: We would have to make it some kind of Fuji X100 related prize, I'd think.
     
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  15. dhoun

    dhoun New to SC

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    Jun 28, 2011
    Thanks for the reply .. hope I'll be able to pick one up eventually, although Burkey's post (regarding having no contact from manufacturer) sounds a bit ominous ...
     
  16. Photorx12

    Photorx12 SC Regular

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    May 31, 2011
    there are issues with contacting them. every time i sent them an email, it two about 2-3 days to get a response. I got the second case I had ordered today but they forgot to include the leather strap I purchased as well. I am ready to not hear from them for at least 3 days.
     
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  17. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
    Yes, one week and no order confirmation even after a couple of cheerful but direct requests for some information. I think it is very likely there is a language barrier issue. I'm hoping to hear from them soon or find my case in at the Post Office.
    . . . David
     
  18. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
    Mihyun Oh - jhom88@naver.com - Apparently, based on an email response I received prior to ordering the Gariz case and confirmed over on da' other X100 forum, this email puts you in touch with someone at Gariz that has a reasonably good grasp of English. 'Just thought it might be handy for anyone else considering a Gariz case for their X100.
    . . . David
     
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  19. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
    My Gariz case arrived yesterday afternoon where I work. Although the EMS package was supposed to be shipped to my home P.O. box it arrived with a shipping address that appears to be "cut n' paste" of my signature block from my work email. It must have come from an email I sent them enquiring about order confirmation. So, all is good on the case front. Very nice craftsmanship. I'll post a picture later but no real surprises, it looks like all the other Gariz cases other forum members have posted. The brown color does have a small bit of a reddish tinge. Nothing that bothers me at all. It goes well with the brown A&A strap. :smile:
    . . . David
     
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  20. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    The more I think about it the better I like the sounds of this one. It's very well thought out.