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Padded Case - used with canon 70D and 18-55 Lens.
on 27 August 2014
Item arrived today - I made the right choice! I recently purchased a Canon 70D - it came with a standard 18-55mm Lens - fine for now, more lens' will come in the future - but as a novice, this lens works fine for me to get used to the settings and camera.
I was keeping the camera wrapped up in a shemagh inside my MaxPed Lunada - great little bag for the camera bits for now. But I wanted something better - saw a few Neoprone ones, looked ok, but this one was the only one that had 70D in its description.
I've just tried it - brought the camera to work and the case arrived 20 mins ago - and it fits like a glove. Its almost tight - but its not, and as its made from similar materials to the neoprone ones it does stretch. The stitching looks good, feels solid, turned it inside and out (its not reversible - I was just checking its construction) and it feels great.
Fits with the 55mm lens on - I think you may struggle to get anything much bigger than that on the camera and in the bag - Obviously smaller lens will be fine - but there will be some play in the nose piece.
It fits in only one way - the Velcro fastener is great, nice and solid and stitched well - the small pocket on the back is handy for spare memory cards and not much else, if anything. The carabiner attached is a basic cheap carabiner, nothing wrong with it, but for me, id swap it out with one of my many other carabiners and one that is a little larger.
like that the camera neck strap can come out so you can wear it around the neck and its still somewhat protected.
As for padding - I think it is more padded than the smooth finished options, all black and all white I think were the other options, you can definatley press each of the small 'squares' on the case in a little - as in, they are squishy so will no doubt offer some impact resistance.
I never intended to use this as a 'case' but for me its purpose was purley to protect it in my bag, and when I go travelling, it can fit into a carry on bag and again not be scratched or scuffed by other items.
I paid for next day delivery, and although the cost was just under a quarter of a century, its a good price considering the camera which cost like 7-8 centuries. I need it quick as I am attending a festival this weekend and preferred having it in this case then wrapped up in a scarf.
Ill update after the weekend to see how it was in daily use at the festival.