Cases For GX7?

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Cases For GX7?
9 months ago

I've found several cases for the GX7:

(1) http://www.lovecases.co.uk/gariz-genuine-leather-panasonic-lumix-gx7-half-case-black.html

(2) http://www.ebay.com/itm/Handmade-Genuine-real-Leather-Half-Camera-Case-bag-for-Panasonic-GX7-Black-OPEN-/261314480674?pt=US_Camera_Cases_Bags&hash=item3cd78e8a22

(3) http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Leather-case-bag-camera-case-for-Panasonic-GX7-Screen-protect-Black-/111199784334?pt=US_Camera_Cases_Bags&hash=item19e4060d8e

(4) http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-camera-cover-bag-genuine-leather-case-for-panasonic-lumix-GX7-camera-bag-/131046121159?pt=US_Camera_Cases_Bags&hash=item1e82f51ec7

(5) And of course the Panasonic OEM case: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?sku=998483&Q=&O=&is=REG&A=details

The Gariz (1) seems to be made the nicest, but doesn't have a battery/SD card door (??) and won't cover up the rear LCD or top of the body/lens

The ebay (2) has the battery/SD card flap, but doesn't look like it fits as well and doesn't cover the rear LCD or the top of the body/lens

The ebay (3) looks the same as (2), but has an additional flap to cover the LCD (and controls)

The ebay (4) is the same as (3), but has the flap that covers the LCD, top, and lens

The Panasonic (5) is the most expensive, but it has the tripod mount on the bottom sticking out which I found to be a pain sometimes with my LX7 case which has the same feature. It also seems like the lens cavity is extra big for the 14-42 which I won't be using with this camera (20/1.7 will be on it most of the time).

So, I' looking for a case that can:

- Help with the grip of the camera (it's OK, but it would be nice if the grip were longer so that my pinky and ring finger had something to grip onto)

- Protect the camera while in use

- Protect the camera + lens (20/1.7) when not in use

- Allow quick access to the battery/SD card (either through easily taking off the case or through a built-in door).

- Be as compact as possible with the 20/1.7 mounted on it as well as light weight.

It seems like the Panasonic OEM (5) and (4) might work.

Does anyone have any experience with these cases or know of any other cases that I don't have on my list?

Thanks!

John

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