By ndroo • May 25th, 2012 • Category: Toys
After being naked for some time … finally I got my X-Pro1 ‘dressed up’. It took almost 2 weeks for this Funper leather half case to arrive from Hong Kong. There are 101 choices (of half cases) out there but I find this one pretty neat and price is reasonable. Didn’t wanna spend more on a JnK case like the one I have for the X-100, so I placed an order and was told it would take almost 10 days for the factory to make it. Huh? Made on demand? Anyway I waited almost a week and was told by the eBay seller that it was sent out by Hong Kong registered parcel. It was since that day that Hong Kong seemed to be a country a million miles away from Singapore … because it took probably over a week for it to arrive here!
The eBay sales thread doesn’t mention it but from the case (printed below) … the brand is FUNPER. I dropped a note to the seller wanting the olive green version but somehow he/she made a mistake (duh!) and I got the black one instead. I find the black one pretty neat too … and decided to keep it. What surprised me was that it came with a matching leather strap! It is made from the same leather material as the case. The leather is soft, smells like leather, feels like leather
and tastes like leather too.
The only problem I had was putting on the strap while the half case is in place. No … not because of design fault but because the strap came with 2 pieces of thin leather at the end near the rings to prevent the rings from rubbing against the camera body … and these 2 pieces of leather were in the way. I promptly removed them (you have to cut them off) and now everything fits nicely!
The case is pretty well made and every part seems to fit nicely. Now with the case, holding the camera with one hand seems easier without the need of the addition (optional) grip.
Nevermind the patch in the middle of the LCD. That’s just the hard screen protector touching the middle of the LCD when I pressed a little to hard on it. It will go away after a while. Anyway … the back of the case … the cutouts are nicely done too.
Cheap ventilated hood I got from eBay.
I fell in love with the EF-X20 flash before I fell in love with the X-Pro1. Really!
My soft release with the dragon design from Match Technical … ‘died’ during my trip to Taiwan. Not that it broke or anything … but the black ‘paint’ on it started to come off and I ended up with a plain shiny gold/brass looking button. Hahha! I replaced it with this one from Gariz.
If you wanna check out this half case too … you can find it on eBay or etsy. Price wise … both are pretty close but you get DHL shipping from the seller on etsy! No painful wait like I went through. Well … I found the one on etsy later … so I had no choice.