Cheapo ebay cases? Anyone try them?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Jen Watson, May 29, 2013.

  1. Jen Watson

    Jen Watson New to TalkEmount

    Apr 30, 2013
    I was interested in getting a case that actually fits around the camera, and noticed a bunch of cheap-looking cases like this: Chocolate Retro Vintage Leather Camera Case Bag for Sony NEX 3N NEX3N 16 50mm | eBay. visually cheap and ugly, but as long as it gets the job done lol. Has anyone tried these? What do you think?

    I bought an MILC for upcoming travels this summer (which aren't photography-related, I just wanted a nice little compact camera just in case). I probably won't be carrying a separate camera bag--rather, I'd stick the camera + a few adapted lenses in my day bag. I just want a little something to protect the camera from scratching or getting banged up in my bag.
  2. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
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    Yep, they work fine for what you want.
  3. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Nov 23, 2012
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    I got the cheapo flip-down body case for my NEX-7 and am very content with it. It won't last a lifetime (like the real leather case for my old Nikon F3) but I expect it will be useful for about the same duration as a mid-range digital camera body.
  4. clydestuh

    clydestuh TalkEmount Regular

    Jul 3, 2013
    This is exactly the first case I bought for my 7. Used it for a week and didn't like it due to:

    1) I had to keep taking the body cover off to get to my SD card to unload images to my PC and charge my battery.

    If I was you I'd save up a little more to buy the Gariz body cases with the easy access port for the battery compartment. Plus Gariz leather cases look much better. I however just bought vinyl (auto vinyl) wrap and covered my 7 head to toe :)

  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
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    ^^that carbon wrap looks really good :)