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    Thin protective case for a GRD2 ?

    Can anyone recommend a thin protective case for a GRD2 ?

    I know about the 2 leather cases sold by Ricoh but they look fairly thick and bulky in the pictures and I'm likely to keep everything in an inside pocket.

    I was wondering about a thin neoprene pouch rather than a case but am having trouble getting the right size & shape because of the long oblong shape of the GRD2 compared to the more square shapes of the bulk of compact cameras sold.

    Suggestions anyone ?

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    Re: Thin protective case for a GRD2 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by SimonL View Post
    Can anyone recommend a thin protective case for a GRD2 ?

    I know about the 2 leather cases sold by Ricoh but they look fairly thick and bulky in the pictures and I'm likely to keep everything in an inside pocket.
    The leather cases are smaller than the sort of P&S pouches that I have seen. For shirt pocket carrying of my GRD-2 I don't use any case. For a coat pocket, I find the larger case with the GV-2 finder installed works well.

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    Re: Thin protective case for a GRD2 ?

    I use one of these. It is too small on it's own but I added a bit more velcro

    http://www.johnlewis.com/230204950/Product.aspx

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    Re: Thin protective case for a GRD2 ?

    I use a sleeve for eye glasses. Finding a large enough one is tough though. They used to make padded ones for the big sunglasses of the seventies, that clipped on your car's sun visor, but I can't seem to find one. The one I have isn't padded and it had a sort of snap closure at one end. I just cut that off and it works good at keeping dust and scratches at bay. I don't think it would protect it much if I dropped it though.

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    For awhile I used an old gym sock as a camera case for my GRD2. I got tired of everyone laughing at me so I updated to a cheap ($1.50) replacable, self-adhesive cellphone LCD protector and now just drop the GRD2 into my purse and go. Most of the time I leave the optional telephoto lens converter thingy on it (easier to take off in a hurry than to put on) so a small case doesn't make sense for me.

    You can buy a small piece of neoprene (nylon on both sides) from diving stores and prob on the internet pretty cheap, and glue or sew your own little, custom GRD2 case. There is about a billion colors of nylon-clad neoprene out there, make it pretty.

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    Re: Thin protective case for a GRD2 ?

    Thanks for the replies everyone.

    You got me thinking so I went hunting on eBay and found these:


    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Sport-Design-M...d=p3286.c0.m14

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    Re: Thin protective case for a GRD2 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by SimonL View Post
    Thanks for the replies everyone.

    You got me thinking so I went hunting on eBay and found these:


    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Sport-Design-M...d=p3286.c0.m14
    Sadly the case is just a fraction too small. It's been relegated to keeping my 30Ds spare batteries in [perfect for that at least]

    Back to the drawing board.........

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    Re: Thin protective case for a GRD2 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by SimonL View Post
    Sadly the case is just a fraction too small. It's been relegated to keeping my 30Ds spare batteries in [perfect for that at least]

    Back to the drawing board.........
    Could be worth looking at looking SatNav cases as an alternative, such as this: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Navman-iCN-320...d=p3286.c0.m14

    Looks about the right size ...

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    Re: Thin protective case for a GRD2 ?

    Just to add FTR, this is probably the one camera I actually carry "in my pocket" when I carry it; one of things that makes it so appealing for me is it's always handy and ready to use.

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    Re: Thin protective case for a GRD2 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    Just to add FTR, this is probably the one camera I actually carry "in my pocket" when I carry it; one of things that makes it so appealing for me is it's always handy and ready to use. FWIW,
    You're right of course Jack and that's how I operate too but I find that most damage occurs when my cameras are either 'along for the ride' to somewhere to be used or around the house.

    The Crumpler PP55 looks about right too:

    http://www.crumplereurope.com/?produ...5-004&size=big

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    Re: Thin protective case for a GRD2 ?

    Settled on the Crumpler PP90. Holds & protects the GRD2 nicely.

    I thought it was a little loose in height [it's perfect in the other 2 dimensions] but then realised that the spare room allows you to put the GV2 on the camera.

    It's a third of the price of the leather Ricoh cases.

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