OM-D Half Case with rear cover

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by dan623, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. dan623

    dan623 Mu-43 Rookie

    Dec 6, 2012
    I just wanted to share a recent purchase...didn't see it mentioned before. I know there are a number of half-cases for the OM-D but I was looking for one that would also protect the rear screen when not in use. I found this one on ebay for about $17. It feels like leather and seems to be pretty durable. The surface that rests against the screen and rear buttons are a felt-like material. The fit is really snug too. It comes with a leather like strap too but it's a bit too thin for my liking.

    The case makes the camera a bit easier to hold (though not as much as the OEM grip I'm sure). The nice thing about this case is that I can leave the camera turned on, snap it closed, and still be able to take quick shots using the EVF. It screws into the tripod socket and retains the ability to use a tripod with the case attached. I just wish I was able to remove it without using a coin or screwdriver. Also, the brass colored snaps don't really match with the rest of the camera - would've preferred silver colored or black but it's not a big deal.

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  2. deelee

    deelee Mu-43 Rookie

    Dec 31, 2012
    Tom Brady's Hometown
    Not practical as you have to remove case to access battery and SD card. Seems to much of a hassle.
  3. dan623

    dan623 Mu-43 Rookie

    Dec 6, 2012
    For me, the 15 seconds it takes to unscrew it from the bottom is not a big deal. I have a 32gb card so haven't had to change cards while in the middle of shooting and I haven't had a fully charged battery die on me while shooting all day yet. It's better than the camera getting banged or scratched while I'm trying to juggle a kid and dogs. But...I know it's not for everyone. There's other options that are also a lot more expensive. Just thought I'd share.
  4. AerialFilm1

    AerialFilm1 Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 15, 2012
    Wekiva, Florida
    I've been eying one of these for a while, and for 17 clams its an easy gamble. I do wish they didn't go up and over the viewfinder with the pleather, but rather just underneath. I would still but a screen protector on as well. Small bits of grit between the case and screen will buff scratchers into it over time as its swinging around your neck. My trusty G10 has a never-ready case of similar material and I've been happy as Larry with it.