Case for NEX 6: Leather explorer or Gariz?

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sjredo
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Case for NEX 6: Leather explorer or Gariz?
Dec 1, 2012

Hi Everyone, I've been meaning to buy a good half case for my nex 6 but I can't really decide between these two:

Leather Explorer Case

Gariz Case

any experiencies with either one?

I'd rather go for the leather explorer since it's cheaper , but Gariz is highly praised...

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Anyone?

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Hi I like the first one , But...   If you look at my Posting on  40.5 to 54 mm step (52)

one page back I had bought a nice case kinda retro take a look at that athough it appears to be some sort of Material leather it's really quite nice and I am a little fussy it passed my test

thick and padded and nice hardware and the cover is hinged so you can use a 50 1.8 with filter.

I posted a link in post.

Is the first one extended it looks as if it is recessed at the Battery door if you need the grip thats fine but it takes some of the Smallness out of the 6 too.

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You must ask yourself if there is anyone on this planet that owns both. I think that you will find the answer to be few, or none.

I have the Gariz and use it with my NEX-7. It is a well made case that allows for battery and memory card changes. The bottom is very solid and I would have preferred the corners to be more rounded, but I would buy it again. Did I mention that the Gariz is really first class workmanship. Also, it is well made. OK, that said, I have many cameras with many cases less well made that work great.

My wife has the Sony full case with her NEX-6 and it is wonderful, but I only purchased this case for her because she will never mount anything but the kit lens and will only shoot on fully automatic. If you are a kit lens person, or shoot with lenses of the same, or smaller sizes then this is the case to get. If you are mostly small lens person, this is the case to get, because it serves also as a half-case and it is easily removed for battery/card changes.  It is also easy to use as a half case with a larger lens, like the Zeiss 24mm.  The Sony is the one to get in my opinion, but not if you don't keep small lenses mounted a good bit of the time.

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sjredo wrote:

Hi Everyone, I've been meaning to buy a good half case for my nex 6 but I can't really decide between these two:

Leather Explorer Case

Gariz Case

any experiencies with either one?

I'd rather go for the leather explorer since it's cheaper , but Gariz is highly praised...

I just received the Leather Explorer Case for a NEX7. It's well made good leather but I felt that the leather was quit thin. I purchased this one over the Gariz because of price and the fact I was not going to purchase the sling strap that goes with it. On the NEX7 it would have been nice if the material wrapped around the right back corner of the camera like the Gariz does. Something I did not notice when examining the pics.

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Vreeke wrote:

sjredo wrote:

Hi Everyone, I've been meaning to buy a good half case for my nex 6 but I can't really decide between these two:

Leather Explorer Case

Gariz Case

any experiencies with either one?

I'd rather go for the leather explorer since it's cheaper , but Gariz is highly praised...

I just received the Leather Explorer Case for a NEX7. It's well made good leather but I felt that the leather was quit thin. I purchased this one over the Gariz because of price and the fact I was not going to purchase the sling strap that goes with it. On the NEX7 it would have been nice if the material wrapped around the right back corner of the camera like the Gariz does. Something I did not notice when examining the pics.

Great info Vreeke, I'm still undecided between those two.

Does the sony have the tripod screw now?

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