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PEN decorating

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by mnhoj, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    I'm thinking about jazzing up my E-PM1. I'm not sure with what and I was hoping y'all could offer a few suggestions. The leatherette is new but I'd like to hear/see what half cases and straps you like.

    I wouldn't mind seeing some of the other PEN models all decked out as well.

    Thanks and Happy Holidays!
     
  2. BAKatz

    BAKatz Mu-43 Veteran

    247
    Sep 9, 2010
    Riverdale, NY
    The only thing I can offer is about a strap. I didn't like having my camera strap around my neck, so I got the SunSniper. It sits on one shoulder, across your body. It attaches to the tripod mount. I find this to be more comfortable when walking around.
     
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  3. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Thanks for your input. I have an R strap for my D7000. I'll give it a try.
     
  4. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
    At some point I'm sure Aki Asahi will come up with a nice leather half case for the Mini. I have one for the EP2, and it's very nice. Google him. He has lots of photos on his website.
     
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  5. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    Aki-Asahi DOES have E-PM1 leatherette and leather (in colors) coverings. I ordered the #4040 style. You could also do an LCd screen protector and of course either a worst strap or neck strap. I am a big fan of Gordy leather steps but I am finding that mine just doesn't look right with the E-PM1. It looks great on my E-P1 but the scale is ll wrong with the E-PM1.

    The Artistan & Artist cloth strap is nice and not so spendy.
     
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  6. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    maybe some flames on the side ...
     
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  7. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Ditto. I ended up making my own with some paracord - just a simple loop with a few well placed knots so it can either be a wrist strap or with some minor adjustments, hang around my neck.

    I also just ordered four Aki-Asahi skins for my E-P1 (tan and black) and E-PM1 (green and yellow) - will post some pics when they arrive.
     
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  8. pancake

    pancake Mu-43 Regular

    107
    Aug 10, 2010
    UK south East
    Wonder if powder coating a metal camera body would work? :biggrin: just a thought
     
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  9. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Eric
    Not if you want the camera to work afterwards... ;-)
     
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  10. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Leatherettes are for rich people. I have black electrical tape on my black Mini. ;)

    Get yourself a good adjustable wrist strap though (or hand strap, but I prefer the wrist for a camera this small). Something that can be adjusted to hold your hand snug to the camera. This is your best support on a Mini.
     
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  11. ftwphoto

    ftwphoto Mu-43 Regular

    46
    Dec 12, 2011
    This is what mine looks like after a few Christmas accessory gifts.

    image-3006940939.

    I've got a few Gariz accessories on it:

    Gariz EPL3 leather half case
    Gariz Leather finger strap
    Gariz Lumix Lens Cap cover

    I quite like it. :)
     
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  12. BAKatz

    BAKatz Mu-43 Veteran

    247
    Sep 9, 2010
    Riverdale, NY
    I'd rather save my money for lenses. Though I do need a new bag.
     
  13. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Thanks all for your input.
    I was pretty set on the Gariz half case but I think I'm going to try the leatherette and save some funds for a 7.5.

    Happy Holidays!