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07-22-2019, 03:19 AM   #1
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simple K5 plus prime wraparound case

Like the simple body cases you used to get in leather. Is there one? I've been looking online and I've found a few from megagear in neoprene and leather but with room for a zoom, which I don't want. I just want something simple and minimalist, just a cover, no padding and not too big. They don't seem to exist any more but perhaps one of you fine folk has a suggestion?

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This is a good idea, a market for niche leather crafts people to cash in. I like the idea of these.
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Five Luxurious Lens Wraps | B&H Explora

I have two from different manufacturers, and can highly recommend these:

Protective Wrap 20 inch | Tenba

If you want to travel light, camera and lens only, they work great. They offer a bit of padding
and add almost no weight.
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Five Luxurious Lens Wraps | B&H Explora

I have two from different manufacturers, and can highly recommend these:

Protective Wrap 20 inch | Tenba

If you want to travel light, camera and lens only, they work great. They offer a bit of padding
and add almost no weight.
They're interesting. Not quite what I was thinking of but they'd do the job and didn't know they existed, thanks.

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QuoteOriginally posted by 3by2 Quote
They're interesting. Not quite what I was thinking of but they'd do the job and didn't know they existed, thanks.
I've been looking myself...all I see that's close are the neoprene cases, but I'd love a leather everready case old school. I've got Spotmatic cases that are still in good shape but any of the crappy pleather variety from the 70-80s all decompose. One problem with today's dslr is so many buttons and dials and the need to see a lcd screen...makes it almost impossible. I love the see a DSLR with an old school metal body...not even an lcd screen...no AF, no program modes...just something like an MX with image review via WiFi on a phone....and a nice leather case.

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I've been looking myself...all I see that's close are the neoprene cases, but I'd love a leather everready case old school. I've got Spotmatic cases that are still in good shape but any of the crappy pleather variety from the 70-80s all decompose. One problem with today's dslr is so many buttons and dials and the need to see a lcd screen...makes it almost impossible. I love the see a DSLR with an old school metal body...not even an lcd screen...no AF, no program modes...just something like an MX with image review via WiFi on a phone....and a nice leather case.
You've probably put your finger on why no one makes one. But even the neoprene cases are too big for a K5, they're made for Canons and things or to fit a zoom, so it's a question of finding something that wraps closely so I can pack it in a bag without it taking a ridiculous amount of space.
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I'd love a leather everready case old school.
Wouldn't we all, but unfortunately we would not be able to access a good bit of the camera's controls. Even compact mirrorless are a problem for the traditional half-case with most ending up providing "thong" protection and handling advantage at best.


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something that screws into the base tripod screw, undo some press studs then the leather case folds out revealing the camera in full. Maybe?

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Wouldn't we all, but unfortunately we would not be able to access a good bit of the camera's controls. Even compact mirrorless are a problem for the traditional half-case with most ending up providing "thong" protection and handling advantage at best.


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