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Brutie
04-23-2005, 09:28 AM
I am patiently waiting for my FZ5 to be delivered, ordered from DigitalFoto. What have people found to be the most useful case for this camera? I don't care about status symbols, I just want practicality. Thanks in advance.

caribbean
04-23-2005, 02:01 PM
I bought my camera from Amazon and the bag that looked like it would fit best was the Canon Custom Gadget Bag 100EG. Amazon advertises it as the Deluxe Gadget bag but they deliver the one in the photo that is the Custom version.

I bought the FZ5 without seeing it, just from what I had read about it online, so when it arrived I was surprised by how lightweight and small it really is.

The bag is bigger than it needs, but for me it will work well. I am a journalist and my plan is to use it as my single bag and fit in it my cell phone, notepads and wallet together with the camera and its charger, battery replacement and connection cable (to my laptop). All these fit nicely.

What I like about the bag is that it is lightweight and is easy on the shoulder.

caribbean
04-23-2005, 02:11 PM
As a second thought, sometime in the future on my travels will probably pick up a smaller case, such that only protects the camera and an extra battery. The camera is small enough to carry in a normal woman's handbag so then I would have that option.

tigerli
04-23-2005, 02:23 PM
I bought a digital SLR camera bag made by Lowepro from Bestbuy, which fits it nicely.

guillermovilas
04-23-2005, 03:18 PM
I bought a SAMSONITE case.....model "Nikosia DFV 40"
It fits perfectly....

robbynaish
04-27-2005, 11:46 AM
Here (http://www.technikdirekt.de/main/page.xp?sessionid=00000&DS=1&TS=1510551035&pageid=%7B34BAA766-63EC-4E2D-841B-6A2B049D4717%7D&type=focus&doctype=article&focus=755578&language=de&history=set&validsession=2005-04-15-10-55-10)

ciao

Alessandro

trooplewis
05-01-2005, 09:36 PM
Wish I could find one that is a simple clip "holster" instead of a full-on camera bag. It would be convenient to wear it on your belt instead of lugging a bad around.

Wisecrkr60
05-02-2005, 12:07 PM
While I was waiting for my FZ5 to arrive,I found a case at Wolf Camera by accident playing with their stock. Although not made for the FZ5,this case works perfectly. The camera slides in sideways and fits snug as a bug. It has a lid closure that snaps closed and and a front zipper compartment for extra memory cards and batteries. It's made by a company called Quantaray and is 19.95 for the medium size. Its smaller than a camera bag but bigger than the small zip pouches,it's size is right in the midlle.You can carry it on your belt altho it is a little big or it comes with a shoulder strap. Wolf camera is also affiliated with Ritz camera so look on their web site. To me I think it's perfect for this size camera...........Joe D.

trooplewis
05-02-2005, 08:25 PM
Thanks Joe. I will look for it at Ritz on my next trip to the mall.

Hikescdnrckys
05-03-2005, 09:49 AM
I picked up a Lowepro Z30 at Henry's - which is just large enough to hold the camera sideways, a spare battery and a couple of memory cards. It has both a shoulder strap and a belt-loop. While it may not allow me to carry the camera with the lenshood attached - it's small enough for quick trips or to fit in a laptop bag. This was on sales for about $6.99 Cdn. Too cheap to turn down.

Wisecrkr60
05-03-2005, 02:04 PM
I've seen those Lowepro Z30 cases and they are really nice. I considered one of those ,but for me,since it was a zipper pouch type , the DMC-FZ5 has odd dimensions and it would have bulged and expanded the case not to my liking.The Quantaray is squared and the camera slides in perfectly sideways...no bulging....that's what iced it for me....hope this helps...Joe D.

BTW: I looked at the Ritz website and they are definetly carrying them.The picture does the case no justice like in real life.

trooplewis
05-05-2005, 08:44 PM
Wisecrackr;
There are 4 pages of Quantaray cases on ritzcamera.com !
Could you I.D. the one you recommend there?

Thanks

Wisecrkr60
05-10-2005, 02:54 PM
Sorry for the long response but here is the case info.......

Quantaray - Ballistic Nylon Digital Camera Pouch, Medium
$19.99
Catalog # 441662491
Joe D.