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Old Dec 17, 2003, 1:42 PM   #1
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Default Cases suggestions for Minolta DiMAGE A1

I recently bought an A1 and have yet to see a case I like. My SLR case is too big/loose fit for camera, my previous digcam case too small, and I haven't found anything I like in stores.
If anyone purchased recently and has a suggested case/web-site-pointer - I'd really appreciate it. Most websites that sell the camera recommend cases - but not sure if they are really a fit without knowing someone that has one or being able to try one.
My preference would be something that holds the camera snuggly and has only enough extra room for a spare battery and a few CF cards.
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Old Dec 17, 2003, 2:23 PM   #2
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I purchased a camera case in Target. It is a camcorder case but it works well for me. Here is the link:

http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B00009MVGH

It has three interior compartments that you can divide into various sizes. I store my Nikon 5700, Olympus Tcon 17 tele lens, and Nikon SB22 flash in the interior compartment. I use the exterior compartments for batteries, filters, and extra compact flash cards.
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Old Dec 17, 2003, 8:22 PM   #3
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Don't know if you will find anything that suits you, but one kind of place to shop are liqueur stores. They often have soft "cases" that are meant to hold a couple/six beers and a bit of ice. Sometimes those work well as a gadget bag - they are sturdy and cheap. Also good for situations where you are going to be around a lot of folks drinking beer and don't want to be obvious about packing a camera.
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Old Dec 18, 2003, 10:04 AM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions!
Maybe I'll get both bag types.
I can get the Eddie Bower bag for when I'm on outings with my family and the beer cooler bag for when I'm on outings with my buddies. :lol:
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Old Dec 22, 2003, 10:45 PM   #5
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i use a pelican case for my 7hi, and a LOT of extra stuff
best of all, you can custum fit stuf, plus there crush proof, water tight, dust proof and just about every thing else proof
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Old Jan 6, 2004, 3:52 PM   #6
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In case anyone with an A1 has been following this thread for suggestions, I ended up getting this case at Ritz - fits the A1 pretty well with just enough room for the extra cards/battery and the lens hood:
http://www.ritzcamera.com/webapp/wcs...8&cat2=1001729
I also have an old camcorder case which I adjusted to fit the camera on occasions when I need to carry more stuff.
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Old Feb 18, 2004, 7:18 AM   #7
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On another forum, a user suggested the TAMRAC 5696. It looks pretty good...
http://www.tamrac.com/5696.htm
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Old Mar 9, 2004, 10:40 AM   #8
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You can also check http://www.ebags.com
They have alot of camera cases.
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Old Mar 13, 2004, 11:38 PM   #9
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I also picked up the Lowepro TLZ Mini linked at ritz camera. Impressed with the case perfect for my needs. I'll also be picking up something slightly larger like a Lowepro Nova 1 or similar for when I need to carry extra stuff.
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