Hi all, I recently bought a half leather case from this vendor on e-Bay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/jasoncui2 I'm really, really pleased with it. It's great quality - a solid metal base 2-3mm thick, genuine leather outer, suede/velvet liner, chunky brass mounting screw with a tripod socket underneath, and, a really neat folding-door so that the battery and memory card can be accessed without removing the case. Shipping was really fast too - less than a week from Hong Kong to the UK. I even received a matching leather wrist strap as an unexpected gift. I've never had a Gariz case to compare, but I've got absolutely no complaints about the quality of this one - and it's half the price!