Hi Klythawk,... could you let me know if they have cut a small square out for the yellow "L" logo.
Hey Jhob, I never knew they even made such a thing. I will look out for one. Would you be able to post a picture of your camera with the skin on?Just fitted an aki-asahi skin to my silver GF1 and I think it look really good. I'd heard reservations from elsewhere regarding how it looked on silver cameras but I'm pleased to say that I'm really happy with it. Gives the camera a great understated elegance.
Seems high quality too and definitely improves grip. I'm pleased!
All I need now is the screen protector that I'm waiting on and my GF1 will be fully clad.
Mine's got a very odd wear mark and I think I know what caused it. The other day I did a work trip and on the way stopped off here and there for a few shots. At the end of the day, instead of taking of the EVF and putting the body back in the usual manner, I left it face down in the camera bag and it obviously rubbed against the lens cap of one of the lenses. Probably a little too much to expect in regards to durability, but the aki skin will certainly protect against that sort of wear.from my examination of the coatings on the ep series they seem to be coated with a very hard , but not un chippable\ un scratch able solvent acrylic lacquer similar to the finish that is ofter used for automobiles,
if its put on correctly l with proper surface preperation , it can be a durable and hard wearing coating , however i think Olympus may have some quality control issues with at least some of the ep2 translucent black coatings , as Ive seen photos of the finish failing catastrophically in at least one instance in a relatively new machine
Ian, they recommend that you don't cover the USB door if you use the door to gain access to d/l images. I think there is not enough clearance for the door to swing open without catching the stick on cover. I'm also interested if it improves the grip, for me the finish of the GF1 is far too smooth and slippery, like a bar of soap in your hands.I have seen these before and I believe they make a "Carbon Fibre Look" version or is that another maker?
Either way, I have been considering one for my GF1 - the instructions are a bit contradictory as they show the GF1 with cover on the side access door to USB/AV input then further down tell you it is not recommended!
Yes, it definitely does improve grip, the handling is improved. The grips are worth it for this alone I would say. I agree that it is too slippery as is.Ian, they recommend that you don't cover the USB door if you use the door to gain access to d/l images. I think there is not enough clearance for the door to swing open without catching the stick on cover. I'm also interested if it improves the grip, for me the finish of the GF1 is far too smooth and slippery, like a bar of soap in your hands.