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Nice leather, good fit/finish, a little snug with a filter/adapter ring.,
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I really bought this for the half case, with the thought that I'd use the top half to protect the camera in a bag/suitcase during travel. As a half case, it's awesome. Some thoughts:
- The leather and craftsmanship is much nicer than I expected. In the pictures, the leather looks sort of flat like vinyl, but it's actually pretty nice, thick leather with very even stitching and a good liner. Not much of a distinct grain, but for a mass-produced case, that's not surprising.
- Some reviews say that there is no access to the battery/SD card, however mine has a snugly closing snap-flap that opens on the bottom to permit access, so I'm guessing they received an older model? The box mine came in says "X100 or X100s", I'd be curious if theirs just said "X100"?
- Fit is wonderful. Very snug and secure....just as one would hope from the OEM.
- I haven't used the included neck strap yet because I think the one that came with the camera is just fine, but hey...it's included if you want it (although no new snap-rings or protectors...just the strap, so you'll have to use the old ones that came with the camera).
- It is true, that with an adapter ring and a filter, the top is a snug fit. I have the JJC adapter ring and a thin UV filter mounted, and the top flap closes just barely (forget about a lens cap). It would be a better fit without the filter (there'd be just enough room for the adapter ring). So if you absolutely need a full enclosure case, AND an adapter ring, AND a filter, AND a lens cap, look elsewhere. But, if you are really looking for a nice half case with the option of the top half to occasionally stow the camera in a bag, I think this will work just fine.
- True, it has no tripod mount, but frankly, if you do a lot of work with a tripod (macro, landscape, etc), then chances are that you bought a different camera. For me, the case allows the camera to sit flatly and very stably on a surface for the occasional group picture, and that's good enough for me.
One oddity. On most "ever-ready cases" that I've had on vintage cameras, the top flips/folds over the front of the camera and hangs down while taking a picture. On this camera, the top half flips/folds over the back of the camera (towards the photographer)...which means it's a little more in the way when taking a picture. Again...for anyone who needs to always use the top half, this may be a problem, but for someone looking for a half case with the option for occasional greater protection, it's fine.
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Initial post: Nov 21, 2013 12:34:41 AM PST
Charles Tompkin says:
which filter are you using specifically?
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2013 10:10:30 AM PST
I have an old Minolta UV filter that I bought second-hand. Of the filters that the camera shop had, it was the thinnest.
Posted on Dec 26, 2013 12:05:50 PM PST
John Canales says:
You are correct that those reviews which say there is no access to the battery/SD card are referring to the older model, before the X100S. I bought one along with my X100, and was disappointed over the lack of access. After the release of the X100S, the case was modified, adding the access flap.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2014 1:37:34 AM PDT
Does the newer case fit the X100 (older camera model) equally well?
Posted on Apr 7, 2015 1:24:48 PM PDT
Zhiqi W. says:
I am worried about that the case is too loose so it may detach from the camera...
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