View Full Version : Half-case cheaper than Luigi's?

05-26-2005, 19:27
As I wait for my Epson RD-1 to arrive (yes, I took the plunge and decided to mail order from B&H), I was wondering if anyone is using a leather half-case for it, for protection, of course.

Luigi's cases seem really expensive.

I used to use a hand-made leather case for my M6 years ago that was Japanese made and had "Co-Co" inscribed on the bottom. Does anyone know if those can still be gotten and if they make one for the Epson?

Other alternatives?

Thanks, Charlie

05-27-2005, 07:05
I've been on the exact same quest. I've been trying to find a good half case for the R-D1, for those times when I just throw the camera over my shoulder and go out without my bag.

Luigi's case seems to be the only one made specifically to fit the R-D1 right now. I tried a Voigtlander Bessa-R case, but as I expected, the R-D1 is too thick to fit. I know Luigi has made less expensive versions of his M cases, using cheaper leather - maybe he would do so in this case? (no pun intended)

Otherwise, anyone else have ideas for half-cases?

05-27-2005, 07:17
I don't know about the RD1 but a Nikon case for the FG fits both my Bessa R and my Leica M bodies.

05-27-2005, 12:39
Frank you beat me to it, The case for the Nikon FM3a fits my MP okay. I had to cut alittle bit off the sides for the lugs on the Leica but it does work. The front (neverready) part even fits over the 35 cron and hood.