I’m working on refining a design for a small case to hold the X100 and maybe a couple of batteries and I wanted to share the thought-process I go through.
The first basic idea was to make it out of one large piece of leather. I wet-formed a piece of vegetable tanned leather so that I could accommodate for the camera lens and I wrapped the rest of the case around a wooden mould.
This is the resulting first case design:
There are a number of problems with this:
- I don’t like the way the shape turned out.
- Using a large snap for the main flap is not ideal. It is too difficult to close if there’s nothing behind it.
- The battery compartment makes it too difficult to remove batteries quickly
- I don’t like wearing the weight on a belt
My second version addressed most of these points and is much closer to the initial idea I had in mind.