Aki Asahi skin for GX1?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Steven, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    USA
  2. panyuser

    panyuser Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 22, 2011
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  3. Loksi

    Loksi Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 1, 2010
    Sydney
    Ross
    Thanks for that image panyuser! I've been thinking of getting this skin (without the cut-outs) and wasn't entirely convinced by the web site photos. Your camera looks great ... and very discrete, which I like :smile:
     
  4. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    USA
    Thanks! that looks really good. very anonymous :cool:
    Can I ask you what that neck strap is? Look pretty neat too .

    I almost forgot I also have a leather half-case for GX1 too, courtesy of previous owner. I almost never use it though. I wonder if I can still slip the GX1 with the Aki-Asahi skin into the half-case if necessary. Does the skin add a lot of bulk to the camera frame?
     
  5. panyuser

    panyuser Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 22, 2011
    I don't think bulk is an issue; it should fit in a half case just fine. I don't have one to test, but the skin adds less than 1mm thickness.

    The strap is a Barton 1972 braided XL. I saw Steve Huff using it on an M9 I think. I got the XL because I'm 5'10 and it sits just around my belt, quite nicely. The holes in the leather protector bits are small circles though, so I needed to expand them slightly to fit the GX1's lugs. All in all I'm quite pleased :)
     
  6. panyuser

    panyuser Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 22, 2011
    I should add, I wear the strap across my shoulder too. It's a bit pricey, and takes a few weeks to arrive (Hong Kong), but is soft and very comfortable.
     
  7. PhotoPat

    PhotoPat Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 15, 2012
    Virginia
    Pat
    Have the kit on its way in the mail. I got it with cut outs. I plan on putting a small strip of black tape over the letters but under the skin. So the letters are still there but still discreet. Should be here sometime this week. Will post pictures and a review as soon as I get it.
     
  8. Loksi

    Loksi Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 1, 2010
    Sydney
    Ross
    I received my Aki-Asahi skin today (very swift registered postage from Japan). Haven't had time to put in on yet. I went for the non-cut out option. I'm also awaiting the arrival from Korea of a Gariz half case and shoulder strap (plain black). When I get the camera all tricked-out, I will also put up some images for everyone to see. I really like the look of the GX1 but prefer to hide the shiny bits so as not to draw too much attention when in use (Panasonic does like to put a lot of names and numbers and chrome on their bodies) :smile:

    Ross
     
  9. PhotoPat

    PhotoPat Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 15, 2012
    Virginia
    Pat
    Got my kit today. Tried using the water drop method that they recommend. It's not necessary. In fact it prevents the glue from sticking very well. I took the piece off. Wiped the camera dry. And it stuck with no issues. I went ahead and used tiny strips of cut-out black electrical tape to cover the letters and put the kit on over it. IT LOOKS SO RAD! Hahaha I'll post a picture tonight.
     
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  10. PhotoPat

    PhotoPat Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 15, 2012
    Virginia
    Pat
    Finished product. I love it!

    <a href="http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y105/crack_the_knuckles/?action=view&amp;current=photo65.jpg" target="_blank">http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y105/crack_the_knuckles/photo65.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y105/crack_the_knuckles/?action=view&amp;current=photo64.jpg" target="_blank">[img]http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y105/crack_the_knuckles/photo64.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y105/crack_the_knuckles/?action=view&amp;current=photo47.jpg" target="_blank">[img]http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y105/crack_the_knuckles/photo47.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
     
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  11. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    USA
    Hehe, very cool ! :smile: I didn't think of doing that. I am getting the non-cutout version.
     
  12. BAXTING

    BAXTING Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 5, 2012
    Los Angeles SFV, CA
    Bradley
    That truly is a great idea! I may also order this kit, but use a different color tape underneath. Great idea!
     
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  13. Uwharrie

    Uwharrie Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 10, 2012
    North Carolina
    Lynne Ezzell
    Now I want a GX1!
     
  14. Loksi

    Loksi Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 1, 2010
    Sydney
    Ross
    Lol! :smile: