X1 with viewfinder attached pouch or case

Discussion in 'Ask B&H Photo' started by BBW, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Chuck, I hesitate to even post this but figured I would...even though it's not a big ticket item or technical question, and rather mundane. I did buy my X1 and its viewfinder from you all, so that's a plus.

    I'm wondering if the Lowepro Dublin 30 would work for the X1 with the viewfinder attached...and if one could fit an extra battery in that little memory card pocket, or not. I've also been thinking of the the Lowepro Rezo 50, but feel as though it might be too much. Ideally I want something to slip the camera in and out of...so that I can carry it in my "bag" or "purse" or whatever...or in the winter in a big pocket inside my coat, etc. It seems as though the Lowepro Rezo 50 would be a great case to carry the camera in, but a bit too much for what I'm imagining.

    I was wondering if you might have any idea if the Dublin 30 would work as a sort of camera sleeve...secure enough but not tight, so that it would be easy to slip the camera w/ovf out of it when I wanted it quickly? Or if you might have any other suggestions?
     
  2. Chuck-B&H

    Chuck-B&H B&H Photo Specialist

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    Aug 5, 2010
    New York
    Hello,

    Years ago when I first got my M6 with a 28mm lens I carried it is a small case. The lens hood for the lens was square. After some time of putting the camera in and out of a snug case, the force on the lens due to the shape of the hood gave way. The repair tech said he saw this a lot as the square shape acted like a socket wrench twisting the lens barrel. Needless to say the lens was repired but because the hood is square and attaches via a locking pin, the hood sits at an angle and cannot be used. I personally would not put a camera with a viewfinder attached into a small case sideways. I would imagine the same forces would act upon the shoe. I E-mialed the store manager and asked him to test the 2 cases you referred too and to also try this case which I feel would be a better choice.

    Kata DF-410-V Digital Flap Pouch KT DF-410-V - B&H Photo Video

    I will let your know what the store guys say when I do.
     
  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Thanks so much for your reply, Chuck. I wouldn't have thought of the possible wrenching.:eek: That Kata looks very nice. I think I saw it during my marathon searching B&H's website but was concerned that it might be too small inside for the camera/viewfinder and the neck strap. It would be great if it turned out to work! I appreciate your taking the time to answer - and to respond so quickly, too.
     
  4. Chuck-B&H

    Chuck-B&H B&H Photo Specialist

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    Aug 5, 2010
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  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    That's too bad that all of those earlier choices aren't any good. I'm guessing that your point about the possible wrenching comes into play with that Lowepro Rezo 50, too, even though I've read that it worked well for someone else. Thanks so much for this information, Chuck. I'd hate to ruin my X1 and until I can find something a little more attractive this is certainly an inexpensive way to go. I see that the depth of the exterior is just a bit more on this one and the camera will obviously be able to be easily lifted in and out. Thanks so much for helping me find a utilitarian and safe pouch with which to carry/protect the X1. You and your associates have been very helpful!:thumbup:
     
  6. Penny

    Penny SC Veteran

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    Aug 26, 2010
    Outside Liverpool Uk
    Hi
    Reading with interest your search for a case/bag for X1with VF I'm looking for a small case for the X1 in Uk and found 'Gem' which is ok but couldn't wrench X1 from the case quickly, it strikes me that I have spent £1400.00 plus extra insurance for the camera and am now quibbling about another £120.00 for a decent case have I lost the plot or what?
    However I do notice that there are quite a few cases for the other Leica 'compacts' that have been available for some time, so perhaps more leather/other cases will become available fairly soon.
    Penny
     
  7. Chuck-B&H

    Chuck-B&H B&H Photo Specialist

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    Aug 5, 2010
    New York
    Hello,

    Leica does make these cases for the X1;

    leica x1 case
     
  8. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Thanks Chuck, now if only they'd make a small one that could fit the camera with the viewfinder on it as well as some room for a strap. I'm thinking that I will buy one of those Domke wraps or other similar wrap - now to figure out which size - maybe a 11 x11, while the 15 x15 seems as though it would be great for a mu43 camera. At this point since I will either carry it in a small camera bag I already have or in my "bag" also known in some places as "purse"...a wrap might be the simplest way to go until such time as say Luigi makes a fantastic case that will cover the viewfinder and not cost as much as the camera itself.:wink:
     
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