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X20 half-case suggestions?

Discussion in 'Fuji's Small Sensor X Cameras' started by JDDOLAN, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. JDDOLAN

    JDDOLAN New Member

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    I'm looking for a half-case for the X20 (which will hopefully be arriving here soon). What I'm looking for is a case that:

    * allows access to the battery and card (and ports) without removing the case
    * has a tripod mount on the bottom
    * doesn't have an ugly logo anywhere except the bottom (as does Gariz, Ciesta, etc.)

    I suppose I should add that I can't afford a Luigi.

    Thanks!
    J.D.
     
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    Ashleymeadow Active Member

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    LOOK AT GARIZ (GARIZ.OM). I HAVE ONE FOR MY X100S AND IT IS FINE QUALITY AND FUNCTIONAL.
     
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    JDDOLAN New Member

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    Thanks. I went ahead and ordered the Gariz, even though I don't like the silly embossed thing on the leather.
     
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    I HAVE THE BLACK LABEL MODEL AND THE LOGO IS NOT VISIBLE.
     
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    Carling Black Label?
     
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    No, unfortunately. I have the Gariz "Black Label". It has been years since I have had a Carling.

    The Gariz is quite nice. It is a fine leather with a metal bottom. It does not have to be removed for tripod use, and is secured on there with a screw-in device that is used for the "Gun Shot" sling. I have not yet received my sling from Korea, so I am not sure how that works. I have some concern the the camera hangs down from its tripod ring device - lens side down. Should I forget that I have it on and sit down on boulder, I could damage my lens hood or worse the lens itself. I like the idea of carrying with the strap across my chest. I hate climbing over fallen trees and rocks with a camera hanging from my neck. I envisioned clipping a micro clip to the attaching thingy then to a belt loop as I hike. I think idea is good. I'll let the forum know how it works after I try it.
     
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    How does the Gariz 'Black Label' differ from the other Garix half-cases/covers?
     
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    The standard edition is a smooth fine leather. The Black Label, which costs about $20 more, is a highly textured leather only available in black. The texture is very similar to the surface of most camera coverings,
     
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    Ashley - can you post a link to the Black Label edition?
     
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    Ashley:

    The link you posted is for a cheap ($20) imitation leather (i.e plastic) full cover, not made by Gariz.
     
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    Well, it was for the Gariz when I posted it.
     
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    No, you're right. That was for someone who waned to look at the case that I was giving away.
     
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    I prolly go for the CIESTA, black/red or dark brown. Seems quite nice.
     
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    I would like to hear from someone who has the Kaza. The photos look great and their prices are low. I was at my local camera store and saw the x20 when I was picking up my x100s. I went back last week and bought the x20! Rather than a half case, I think that I would like the Kaza.

    How long does it take to get one?

    Jerry
     
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    Ordered around 24 March, still have not gotten mine.

    I emailed them towards the end of March and their response was:

    "[SIZE=12pt]Your order will be delayed, it is because the leather quality is not good enough, so we have to wait for another shipment for your order production.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=12pt]Please accept my apologize for such thing happen, we will try to make a good quailty product for you and send to you asap."[/SIZE]

    Just emailed them asking for updates. So i guess i wait somemore.
     
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    got a mail yesterday stating the case is on it's way. WIll put up pics when it arrives.
     
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    I am sending my Gariz "Black Label" back. I did not like the way the leather stood out from the camera on both sides of the front. The leather is very thin and pliable. I thought for $119 I should get more. I like the looks of the Kaza now, but may not have anything. Half cases really don't give much protection, and the Gariz adds about a half inch to the bottom that I did not like. I could get the battery out okay, but the SD card was very hard. I had to use my finger nails.
     
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    I found one on Amazon here. I bought this one for my X20 and like it. It allows me to use the full cover when traveling and the half case when shooting. It only takes a second to undo it to change batteries. It also allows you to use it with the vented hood attached if you slide the cover over the hood first and then snap it closed. It is a lot less expensive than the other one. It does have X10 impregnated on the top but it is not really noticeable.
     

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