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    I don't know your budget but these look like fine gear but, at least to me, pretty expensive. But if they last for a long time? then the cost per day could be low and if it prevents an oops then replacing the camera could be much more expensive. Thought I would show the link as I haven't seen anything quite like these:

    http://www.skytoptrading.com/

    Have a wonderful weekend!
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    thanks for the input everyone. Damn, www.skytoptrading.com, and I tought Luigi's cases were expensive!!! Did I read $850 correctly?

    However, having a western style holster for my (thirty)-SIX Shooter would be pretty cool.

    And mhcfires, I think your case looks nice, but just not as 'refined' as Zhou or Luigi. I think that a snugger fit, cleaner edges & lines that aren't symmetrical, but more accommodating to the levers/buttons, would take it there. The leather looks great, good color.

    I might be interested down the road. I'll let you know!
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    update...

    Ok, so I did some comparisons of the various Canon SLR's and their dimensions (actually, also checked out Nikon & Olympus). Easily enough, the New F-1 has the exact dimensions as the EF, except for 1mm taller, which obviously isn't a problem.

    PLUS, they apparently made a half case w/o the tripod socket, which would've been a problem since the socket on the EF is off centered.

    So basically, I can get a New F-1 half case and call it a day.

    Thanks everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wclark5179 View Post
    I don't know your budget but these look like fine gear but, at least to me, pretty expensive. But if they last for a long time? then the cost per day could be low and if it prevents an oops then replacing the camera could be much more expensive. Thought I would show the link as I haven't seen anything quite like these:

    http://www.skytoptrading.com/

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Those prices are unreal!, Nice stuff, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by holmburgers View Post
    thanks for the input everyone. Damn, www.skytoptrading.com, and I tought Luigi's cases were expensive!!! Did I read $850 correctly?

    However, having a western style holster for my (thirty)-SIX Shooter would be pretty cool.

    And mhcfires, I think your case looks nice, but just not as 'refined' as Zhou or Luigi. I think that a snugger fit, cleaner edges & lines that aren't symmetrical, but more accommodating to the levers/buttons, would take it there. The leather looks great, good color.

    I might be interested down the road. I'll let you know!
    Thanks. That was my "M" Prototype. I have a nicer one on my M2 at present, it is cleaner, still not fitting right around the strap lugs, but I did finish the edges. I want the thing to not only fit well, but I want the tooled design to look good. To be honest, I did the first one for my IIIa as a lark to see if I could do it. I have that one on my IIIf at present. I'll post pix of the case when I finish it.
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    please do... who knows, maybe you could make some money for yourself. Afterall, as we've discovered no one is really making nice leather half cases for the SLR's. Seems like a huge market if you ask me!

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    I am still working on my model for the Leica M camera. The thought of a half case for an SLR is intriguing though. It might actually be easier to make since SLR's are by nature, larger than the typical RF camera. I think that it is the main reason I carry the Leica. It is so much lighter, and I can carry it in pocket with the lens collapsed.

    Thank you for the encouragement.
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