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Awesome alternative for the official Fuji case
on January 18, 2012
I've been wanting a case for my X100 since I got it last year, but there's no way I would pay what Fuji wants for it. I'd looked at a few alternatives, like the Rainbow Imaging leather case here on Amazon which is about $80-90 I believe. Still a little expensive. I didn't even know this case existed until I happened to come across someone recommending it on a forum. Because it's black I think it's even better looking than the official Fuji one (why would you put a brown case on a black and silver camera?). Upon receiving it I was very happy with the quality, it's very well made, forms to the camera well, and had a nice, rich leathery smell. I half expected it to be of a pleather material for this price, but it really feels like real leather. I have heard that it's just imitation leather, however. Fooled me. I never really cared for the top half of these half-cases, but it does fit over the camera as it should and protects it nice and snugly. I like that this one doesn't screw into the tripod hole at the bottom of the camera but but uses the little leather "arms" to wrap over the neck strap lugs just like the Fuji case. There's a Fujifilm logo on the part that covers the lens that doesn't appear in the picture, as well as an X100 logo on the top part of the case. There are no markings or logos on the inside half on the camera.
One thing I didn't understand when I first put the camera in was why it was sitting so high up in the case, like it couldn't really completely sit into it. I noticed at the bottom of the case there's a little pad or something to keep the bottom protected, but with it in, the focus selection switch couldn't even meet up with the hole for it in the case. The bottom "pad" thing can be easily removed, it's just stuck in there with some mild glue, it's not even sewn in. I took it out and laid some thin felt down to cover the exposed cork or whatever it is and now the camera sits fully into the case and everything is right where it should be.
Overall I'm very happy with the craftsmanship, quality, and added protection and comfort this case adds to the camera.