Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
05-31-2012, 09:57 PM - 2 Likes   #1
Junior Member




Join Date: May 2010
Location: Gold Coast
Posts: 27
just finished making a leather half case for my K-01

It seems to be impossible to find a decent leather case for the K-01 so I made my own. It's still half in the design stage and I'll have to change a few things around before it's the way I want it to be, but I thought I'd share these photos with you anyway.

This is the first usable prototype I made. It's all hand made from kangaroo leather with red suede lining on the inside.



All stitching is done by hand



I added small buckles on both sides so that the case is properly fixed to the camera.



The back gives access to the screen and buttons but I'll probably make it a bit bigger (higher) for the next version.




I also want to add a permanent grip or hand/finger strap on the side so I don't have to use a separate strap... That's something for the next revision of the case

There are a few more photos on my leatherwork blog: http://highonglue.com/pentax-k-01-leather-half-case/

05-31-2012, 10:01 PM   #2
Veteran Member
wanderography's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Hayward, California, USA
Posts: 567
Love the buckle design, I'm a major fan of leather work, I'd buy a machine and some leather and make my own but I'm just to lazy, so... when the design is perfected please sell me one...
05-31-2012, 10:24 PM   #3
Senior Member
Patajac's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 241
Very Fankensteinish.

I like it :-)
05-31-2012, 10:39 PM   #4
Pentaxian




Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Savannah, GA
Posts: 5,002
Looks cool, but I can't help wondering whether digital cams -- especially ones with a screen that is on 100% of the time like the K-01 -- if heat build-up be a problem in hot weather with a black leather case?

06-01-2012, 06:14 AM   #5
Veteran Member




Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Nebraska
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 327
Nice work! Looks great.
06-01-2012, 06:41 AM   #6
Veteran Member
VisualDarkness's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,441
Looks really nice! Sell Pentax the design.
It should be a part of the kit that comes with the camera.
06-01-2012, 09:36 PM   #7
Pentaxian




Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: North
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,921
Pretty cool.
I like it, though the sewing needs some improvement...

I played with the idea of getting one and stripping off the rubber before pasting over with brown leather.
Tried that before on a G3, but my cutting sucked....
06-02-2012, 02:33 AM   #8
Junior Member




Join Date: May 2010
Location: Gold Coast
Posts: 27
Original Poster
thanks for checking it out!

QuoteOriginally posted by bmonki Quote
Love the buckle design, I'm a major fan of leather work, I'd buy a machine and some leather and make my own but I'm just to lazy, so... when the design is perfected please sell me one...
The whole thing is done without a machine! All done by hand (hence the imperfections in the cut and some of the stitches)

QuoteOriginally posted by Patajac Quote
Very Fankensteinish.

I like it :-)
Funny, you're mentioning that! I was thinking that the other day, because once I'm done with all the attachments that I want to put on, you won't have much of the K-01 design left. It's going to be some kind of (ugly) monster for sure!

QuoteOriginally posted by vonBaloney Quote
Looks cool, but I can't help wondering whether digital cams -- especially ones with a screen that is on 100% of the time like the K-01 -- if heat build-up be a problem in hot weather with a black leather case?
That's a good point and I don't have an answer to that. I have noticed the camera heating up (without a case) in the bright Australian sunlight. Having the case around it makes it harder to notice on your hand but I don't know if it makes the camera more prone to overheating. If anyone knows a good way of testing this, I'd love to know. Overall, I think the camera would shut down anyway if it's too hot, right?


QuoteOriginally posted by VisualDarkness Quote
Looks really nice! Sell Pentax the design.
It should be a part of the kit that comes with the camera.
Yes, that would be nice! hehe


QuoteOriginally posted by pinholecam Quote
Pretty cool.
I like it, though the sewing needs some improvement...

I played with the idea of getting one and stripping off the rubber before pasting over with brown leather.
Tried that before on a G3, but my cutting sucked....
Hey, thx for the feedback. Out of curiosity: what is it about the sewing that you don't like?

12-07-2012, 12:24 AM   #9
Pentaxian
Michi Joel's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Catalonia
Photos: Albums
Posts: 432
i want buy one!
12-08-2012, 12:31 AM   #10
Site Supporter
shiner's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: N GA USA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,458
Very cool- good job! Start producing these for forum members...
12-08-2012, 08:22 PM   #11
Site Supporter




Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Edina, MN
Posts: 248
In love it! Very nice work.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
acs, flickr, half, hand, k-01, k01, leather, mirrorless, pentax, pentax k-01, prototype
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wanted - Acquired: Pentax LX Soft (leather) case AgHalide Sold Items 2 12-06-2011 11:15 PM
Free Leather Case at PDN's Photo Plus Expo mel Pentax Q 7 10-29-2011 08:51 AM
leather case won't fit KX cadiddy Pentax Film SLR Discussion 8 03-10-2011 07:14 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:10 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top