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Discussion in 'Sony RX1 Forum' started by okinana, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. okinana

    okinana New to SC

    8
    Apr 9, 2013
    Near Kelly Drive, Philadelphia
    Gat Andres Bonifacio
    My RX1 just arrived from B&H. I also got the charger + extra battery combo.

    I am going to the Bay Area for a week long vacation. Hopefully I will have enough opportunity to use it there. Might go to Yosemite too.

    Anyone here ordered the Gariz Black Label half case with the strap, hook, etc.? Is it worth it? I am thinking of ordering it from ebay (Korean sellers) for $219.50. How long does it take for the item to get to the US? The ad in ebay says Apr 29-May 15. Anyone know of a faster delivery?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Congrats and welcome to the forum!

    Gariz makes nice stuff, although they are a bit pricey! But gotta protect your investment right? :)

    Lots and lots of stuff to take photo of, in the Bay Area. Enjoy!
     
  3. okinana

    okinana New to SC

    8
    Apr 9, 2013
    Near Kelly Drive, Philadelphia
    Gat Andres Bonifacio
    Thanks Armanius and christilou!

    Getting ready for my flight now.

    Armanius, did you get the Gariz for the RX1? How fast is the shipping from Korea? Are they reliable and trustworthy?
     
  4. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I had a Gariz half case for my X100 when I had it. Its very well designed and made, but I ultimately stopped using it after a couple of weeks. It adds a fair amount of weight and bulk to the bottom plate of the camera without doing much for the grip or to protect the camera. They look sort of nice, but I don't think I'd buy one again based on that experience. And there are plenty of equally good or better strap options if you like a sling strap approach...

    I am using a Gariz cap keeper on my RX1 though - those can be pretty handy and that lens cap is so damn nice I'd REALLY hate to lose it..:cool:. Only about $12-15 on ebay

    -Ray
     
  5. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    979
    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    I use their finger loop. Love it on all small cameras. Only strap I use!
     
  6. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    No. I never bought a Gariz. Saw an used one at a shop and handled it. It was for the OMD though.
     
  7. okinana

    okinana New to SC

    8
    Apr 9, 2013
    Near Kelly Drive, Philadelphia
    Gat Andres Bonifacio
    Thanks to to you Ray, Mutley and Eliot!

    Ray, I might get the cap keeper.

    I love the photos from this awesome compact FF camera!!!

    Another question that I have is - how can I post to Facebook without ruining the quality/IQ of the photos?

    Thanks again for all your answers.

    HUBERT_DSC0128.jpgSpring 2013 with family.jpg
     
  8. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    979
    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
     
  9. colonel

    colonel SC Regular

    57
    Apr 25, 2013
    London
    The Gariz case is nice and allows access to the battery and card below, but does not protect the back.


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  10. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Is the eyecup on the EVF removable?
     
  11. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    979
    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    Yes. Comes with big n small
     
  12. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    The big one is pretty big, actually makes it a bit awkward to carry with the EVF in place (without flipping it up), and is difficult to use with eyeglasses. The small one is a lot smaller, easier to carry, and fine with glasses. And you can remove it altogether and use the EVF without either, although then nothing screens out the sun. Here's the small eyecup at an angle you can see a bit better:


    RX1 by ramboorider1, on Flickr

    -Ray
     
  13. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    979
    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    Yes. The big one was awkward. I chucked it into the box night one!