This leather half case is the result of many prototypes and it’s the first one that’s ready for some more testing before I make the changes that I’m planning for the second revision.
I made the case by hand from vegetable tanned kangaroo leather and red pigskin lining.
I added the small buckles because I wanted to have the case very secure on the camera. This way, any straps are added straight to the case!
I opted for not having a door to get access to the SD card, because I usually don’t shoot more than 1 SD card in a day. You have to take off one side and bend the case down to open the SD card slot. This can be done without removing the tripod screw/quick-release plate.
I also didn’t add a cut-out for the IR receiver in the front because I rarely need it.
- slightly revised dimensions
- integrated hand strap
- slightly repositioned tripod screw hole
- no stitching and lining along the straps that go through the loops on the camera (since these would probably wear out over time)
- different colours, buckles and other options
- I want to explore the idea of adding a front cover for various lens combinations.
- ability to attach certain LCD hoods/mirrors
It’s just a little bit steampunk, a little bit 60’s Batmobile…