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    PIXIllate
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    Ricoh GRDII Case Options

    New to this forum. Found this place because I was looking for a compact camera and got interested in the Ricoh's. Just don't need to carry the D300 around everywhere on vacation. And bringing my FE2 and a bunch of TRI-X just sounds too much like work.

    I've found a used GR-D II and it is on it's way to me now. I'm envisioning carrying it around in my pocket all the time. To avoid scratching up the screen and dust in the camera I want to get a low profile sleeve for it. I was thinking neoprene or something like that. I want something that adds as little bulk as possible and can be emptied fast. It probably doesn't even need to have a top flap. I have a metal thing like this for my cell because I carry it in my jeans pocket every day and it works well enough that I never worry about it.

    I'd love to see what other GRD shooters have been using.

    Chris

    PS - Looking forward to getting back to hassle free street shooting.

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    Re: Ricoh GRDII Case Options

    I've tried a few but like Ricoh's cases best, they have two types, one will allow you to carry the camera with the small finder attached and one with a slightly lower profile for the camera only.

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    Re: Ricoh GRDII Case Options

    I Looked at those but they are both expensive and bulky looking for a front pocket in my jeans.

    Are they less bulky than they look?

    Chris

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    Re: Ricoh GRDII Case Options

    Quote Originally Posted by PIXIllate View Post
    I Looked at those but they are both expensive and bulky looking for a front pocket in my jeans.

    Are they less bulky than they look?

    Chris
    They're not that bulky and if you can fit the camera in your pockets then the it will also fit with the slimmer case, don't remember the model no., the one that doesn't take the vf, and they come with belt loops.

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    Re: Ricoh GRDII Case Options

    I may have to resort to that one but $50 for a tiny case like that is a bit nuts. Hoping to find something even less bulky.

    A company that makes flip camcorders makes a neoprene fliptop case for it that is almost exactly what I'm looking for. Not sure if the RIOCH will fit though.

    http://www.amazon.com/Flip-Soft-Pouc.../dp/B000VJZ8QQ

    Chris

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    Re: Ricoh GRDII Case Options

    Quote Originally Posted by PIXIllate View Post
    I may have to resort to that one but $50 for a tiny case like that is a bit nuts. Hoping to find something even less bulky.

    A company that makes flip camcorders makes a neoprene fliptop case for it that is almost exactly what I'm looking for. Not sure if the RIOCH will fit though.

    http://www.amazon.com/Flip-Soft-Pouc.../dp/B000VJZ8QQ

    Chris
    I don't know what to tell you, if not the ricoh case, the cheapest and most convenient cover would be a cutoff, black, sports sock, which is what I used until they came out with a case to hold the camera and the finder, I still use the sock at times.

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    Re: Ricoh GRDII Case Options

    Found this link to an old thread:

    http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2428

    OP settled on a Crumpler product that is NLA.

    Anyone know what would be the current model?

    Chris

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    Re: Ricoh GRDII Case Options

    Basically the same thing as the slim, $50 Ricoh case is available after market, 3rd party, starting at around $10, going up to $20-$25. Best Buy used to have a bunch of them, took in my GRDII and found a couple it fit in.

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    Re: Ricoh GRDII Case Options

    I keep my GRDII, with viewfinder attached, in a small Tenba D1-L leather case. You can put it on your belt. or wear it however. I think I paid about 15 bucks for it at a local camera shop.

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    Re: Ricoh GRDII Case Options

    Oooh! I like the sock idea. I have both Ricoh cases. They really aren't that big, but it does make it a little harder to put in the pocket. I normally only use them when bringing the camera someplace, but I just put it in my pocket by itself while I'm shooting.
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    Re: Ricoh GRDII Case Options

    Thanks for the hints. Maybe I'll just go and try out some when I get the camera.

    I also wondered if I took one of those neoprene wine bags and cut most of the top off if that would work.

    Chris

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    Re: Ricoh GRDII Case Options

    Also a good idea is to use a lens pouch or a flash pouch. I used for a while an old Nikon SB22 leather Flash pouch. It was wide enough and was very easy to handle. And if it was empty very small in any bag.

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    Re: Ricoh GRDII Case Options

    I had thought about the idea of using a lens pouch. Not sure if I still have any around.

    Chris

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    Found something on ebay for $8 that looks like what I wanted:

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/NEOPRENE-POUCH-SL...%3A1|294%3A200

    Didn't really want a zipper but for that price I'll give it a try.

    Chris

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    Use a plastic sandwich bag. Thats what pros use.

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    My ebay link isn't that far from the sandwich bag.

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    Re: Ricoh GRDII Case Options

    The following case is cool, although I'm using the PSP case which is very convenient.

    http://www.suono-jp.com/

    http://www.amazon.co.jp/suono-%E3%83...5133935&sr=8-4

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    Crumpler PP90 fits really well.

    With the GV-2 mini viewfinder its a perfect fit.

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    PIXIllate
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    Re: Ricoh GRDII Case Options

    Those Suono cases look very cool but anywhere to get them in North America? It seems like the Asians get all the cool accessories.

    That Crumpler model is NLA. They have something called the Big Al in different sizes but I would want to try it myself to see how it fits in my pocket.

    I'll report back on my ghetto, ebay, cheap neoprene one when it arrives.

    Chris

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