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01-08-2012, 08:19 PM   #1
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Small case recommendations sought

I recently bought a K5 and DA 35mm lens, in part for the small body & weatherproofing. I am getting ready to travel to Mexico and I am looking for recommendations for a smallish case for the body and attached lens - just small enough where I can throw the camera pack in my day pack (I like to travel somewhat inconspicuously). I've used the LowePro 50 for my old Nikon D90, but this is kind of bulky for my Pentax. Most bags are kind of overkill, but I appreciate the padding and ability to keep out beach sand.

Thanks in advance, Bob


01-08-2012, 08:43 PM   #2
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Amazon.com: OP/TECH USA 7401104 Soft Pouch - Digital D-Pro, Neoprene Pouch for Digital SLR Camera with Pro Grip (6 x 6.5 x 6 Inch) (Black): Camera & Photo
OP/TECH USA 7401104 Soft Pouch - Digital D-Pro, Neoprene Pouch for Digital SLR Camera with Pro Grip (6 x 6.5 x 6 Inch) (Black)

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http://www.amazon.com/Neoprene-DSLR-A55-DSC-TX55-DSC-W550-DSC-HX100V/dp/B002FPFTH2
Neoprene Camera Case for Sony DSLR A500, A700, A900, DSC W28, H70 DSLR-A55 SLT-A77, SLT-A65, DSC-TX55 DSC-W550, SLT-A35, DSC-HX100V, DSC-WX30, NEX-7 and more...
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QuoteOriginally posted by felixkh Quote
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Amazon.com: OP/TECH USA 7401104 Soft Pouch - Digital D-Pro, Neoprene Pouch for Digital SLR Camera with Pro Grip (6 x 6.5 x 6 Inch) (Black): Camera & Photo
OP/TECH USA 7401104 Soft Pouch - Digital D-Pro, Neoprene Pouch for Digital SLR Camera with Pro Grip (6 x 6.5 x 6 Inch) (Black)

or

Amazon.com: Neoprene Camera Case for Sony DSLR A500, A700, A900, DSC W28, H70 DSLR-A55 SLT-A77, SLT-A65, DSC-TX55 DSC-W550, SLT-A35, DSC-HX100V, DSC-WX30, NEX-7 and more...: Camera & Photo
Neoprene Camera Case for Sony DSLR A500, A700, A900, DSC W28, H70 DSLR-A55 SLT-A77, SLT-A65, DSC-TX55 DSC-W550, SLT-A35, DSC-HX100V, DSC-WX30, NEX-7 and more...
The second one looks cool, hadn't seen it before. I had looked at some to be able to put the K5 into my bag for the office. This one caught my eye, although I haven't gotten it.
Amazon.com: USA Gear DuraNeoprene dSLR FlexArmor for Nikon, Canon EOS, and Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras: Camera & Photo
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QuoteOriginally posted by felixkh Quote
TRy this:
Amazon.com: OP/TECH USA 7401104 Soft Pouch - Digital D-Pro, Neoprene Pouch for Digital SLR Camera with Pro Grip (6 x 6.5 x 6 Inch) (Black): Camera & Photo
OP/TECH USA 7401104 Soft Pouch - Digital D-Pro, Neoprene Pouch for Digital SLR Camera with Pro Grip (6 x 6.5 x 6 Inch) (Black)

or

http://www.amazon.com/Neoprene-DSLR-A55-DSC-TX55-DSC-W550-DSC-HX100V/dp/B002FPFTH2
Neoprene Camera Case for Sony DSLR A500, A700, A900, DSC W28, H70 DSLR-A55 SLT-A77, SLT-A65, DSC-TX55 DSC-W550, SLT-A35, DSC-HX100V, DSC-WX30, NEX-7 and more...
+1 with Optech. I purchased the Optech to travel with my K-7 + 1 lens. Great IMHO.

I was quite pleased by Optech's friendly service when I ordered a couple of non-standard items.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
The second one looks cool, hadn't seen it before. I had looked at some to be able to put the K5 into my bag for the office. This one caught my eye, although I haven't gotten it.
Amazon.com: USA Gear DuraNeoprene dSLR FlexArmor for Nikon, Canon EOS, and Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras: Camera & Photo
I have the 2nd version. Great if you put the camera in a haversack with other stuff. That one looks cool!!
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Thanks for this suggestion - I ordered the Op/Tech - I never knew these neoprene sleeves existing. I also ordered Crumpler Haven Camera Pouch and will send back whichever one doesn't work.
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Thanks All for the suggestions !!

I will try the 'USA Gear FlexArmor' one first - although for some reason amazon won't ship it to Australia, so I will see if I can order direct from the supplier (Accessory Genie).

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I ordered both the Op/Tech and Crumpler Haven pouch. I ended up keeping the Crumpler, even though it was overpriced for what it was (a pouch). I wanted something to cushion my camera and one extra lens in my daypack and this appears to be a good option. I'll find out next week when I am traveling..

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Realize I'm late to this thread, but I have the USA Gear FlexArmor and have had it for quite awhile - really like it. I can store my K-5 with the DA 55-300 on it with no problems.

http://www.amazon.com/DuraNeoprene-FlexArmor-Nikon-Digital-Cameras/dp/B0037T...7447140&sr=1-1
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thanks sealonsf

I tried Accessory Genie, but unfortunately they don't ship to Australia either - pity, because that one was definitely my first choice too.

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01-25-2012, 07:47 PM   #11
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I don't have any cases to recomend but did notice that you bought a K5 + 35mm for weather proofing, just making sure you know that you need both the body and the lens to be weather sealed right? I dont believe the DA 35mm is weather sealed.
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Anyone know if there is a "traditional" leather case for the k-5 + prime (in my case a 1.9/43)? You know what I mean, right? Back in the day of film, you could get a case where the body cover was secured into the tri-pod thread, and by unpopping a popper at the back, you flipped over top/lens cover (or similar)? Something like this: Ever Ready Case Only For Praktica TL1000 Super 35mm SLR Camera TL 1000 | eBay
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