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Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by oly.sol, Mar 6, 2016.
do you use a case on your camera(s) or not, and why?
I am assuming you are talking about cases as shown on these two cameras.
Personally I would never spend money on such items but both of these cases came with the cameras when I purchased them. In the 1970’s cases such as these were called “Ever Ready” cases but they quickly became know as “Never Ready” cases. They are adequate in protecting the camera while transporting it however they are a nuisance when using the camera. Camera salesmen had stories they told about people buying those cases and I have not seen one for sale in a camera store for a while. I do not know if the stores stopped carrying them or if photographers stopped buying them. I see a lot of them being sold on Ebay by China based companies and they advertise them as leather but in reality they are not leather.
I do not like big camera bags but prefer to use a small camera bag that fits on my belt. Most of the time I just keep batteries and filters in my pocket and have the camera on a strap around my neck or on my shoulder.
I'm more partial to metal grips. There are a few 1st and 3rd party alternatives depending on your camera.
I do use the "ever ready" type cases whenever I can find one that fits. I have them on my film SLRs and on my DSLRs (all Pentaxes except for one Nikon) and I'm waiting for one for my "new" used E-PL2.
I keep my camera in an Optech or Zing neoprene case for transport which I shed during use. I had never-ready cases for my OM's but again, only for transport and storage. Remember the post-pounder cases that screwed into the tripod socket?
I use the Gariz half leather case on my EM1 and very happy I got it. Its not in the way at all and protects a lot.
Thanks for pointing that out. I should mention that when I said I use the "ever ready" cases, that most of the time I only use the bottom half. I didn't realize that you can get just a "half" case, so maybe I can find something for some of the cameras that I couldn't get the full ever ready case for.
never use cases on cameras... also don't obsess on camera bags... have one to transport stuff from place to place and a small Domke that I sometimes use when on a walkabout.
Cameras in cases (or bags) don't take photos
I remember german tourists with these cases. I am getting old.
Wasn't the 'ever-ready' case renamed the 'never-ready' case.
As you may guess I have no use for them.
No on cases. I do use small bag or pouch if I feel the need protection.
I have used a half case on my Fuji X100 cameras and E-PL1 in order to make the camera a little larger (plus I liked the way the cases looked) and I have kept them in a fitted neoprene case so I could just toss them in a bag.
I also have one for my x100t but only because I bought a bundle that came with it. I do like the feel of it though for that camera but wouldn't bother for any of my other cameras. I never use the top part that covers the lens and dials though, just the base.
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I want to protect my LCD's so I have an inexpensive faux-leather vintagish never-ready case for my GX1 and a soft neoprene case for the GX7 which I like a lot: Amazon.com : OP/TECH USA Soft Pouch Digital D-M 4/3 - Black : Camera Cases : Camera & Photo
It's soft enough that I can stuff it in my pocket or back in my bag when I'm shooting. Stretchy enough that it'll fit while mounted with my p14-140II.
Same here with my E-P5. The Gariz adds just a tiny bit more thickness and cushions my grip so that my hands don't get too fatigued.
i got a couple gariz cases yesterday. they're really great. holding the ep5 was comfortable for me before the case, but so much more so now. love that the battery compartment is accessible, too. why on earth do so many first party manufacturers block batter access? can't be stupidity, but i can only think of stupid reasons to block battery access.
I use a wrist strap on my GM5 with my Olympus 25mm lens and either put it in my pocket or under my shirt when it showers which here in Oregon is every day. I just use a padded camera bag when running around with all my gear.
If you got one for the E-M1 or E-M5 II, I would appreciate your impressions.
No. I bought into this system for small size and I don't like to compromise that.
When I travel, there is usually one body and a couple of lenses, maybe a strobe, in my overhead carry-on bag. I slip cheap-o Walmart boot socks over these to cushion them a little bit against bumping into hard things. Sometimes I have used the inexpensive neoprene lens bags available on eBay. But when the equipment is working, it works naked.
I use an OpTech Soft Pouch to protect the camera during transport when I'm not using a bag. I clip it to my Utility Sling so I just pull it off and let it dangle when shooting.