Leather case for E-P5

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Ricoh, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Ricoh

    Ricoh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 2, 2013
    UK
    Steve
    I know this bag / case thing has been done sooo many times before, but I can't see anything specific.

    I'm looking for protection when I carry my E-P5 on its own, or with a VF4 attached.

    At other times my ever growing collection of M43 stuff (when will it ever stop, lol) will be carried in a suitable bag.
     
  2. Ricoh

    Ricoh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 2, 2013
    UK
    Steve
    Apologies for bumping my own thread, lol, but a supplementary question if I may:

    Does a half case offer enough protection?

    (From what I see, the term 'half case' is a misnomer, it's nothing like a half case, more like a one third case.)

    To me, the camera looks half naked without anything at all. What do you guys 'n' dolls do, go camera bare, or use some form of a cover?
     
  3. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Bare. Peak design leash or cuff as appropriate.
     
  4. Trankster

    Trankster Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 19, 2013
    Irvine, CA
    Michael
    Had half cases on my EP-2 and EM-5 plus lcd protectors (gloss). It gave the cameras protection and a more substantial feel. Both bodies were in great shape. My EM-1 is bare except for the screen protector and is showing wear on the corners of the body after 2-1/2 months.

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  5. Ricoh

    Ricoh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 2, 2013
    UK
    Steve
    Yes indeed, I've looked at this and like it very much, everything apart from the price.
    Another that appeals is the Kaza full case at about £110, once tax is added by HMCR.
    In the mean time I've ordered an OP/Tech D-M 4/3 for protection, but once the camera is out of its cocoon-like neoprene case, it's on it's own.
    I'm not sure whether the 1/2 case is more physcological for the owner than actual protection, since a good 1/2 or more of the camera is still exposed.