2nd try: any soft case to go with Nikon N80 ?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Yong, Jul 15, 2003.

  1. Yong

    Yong Guest

    (Posted the inquiry earlier but got no response, apologize first for


    I plan to order a soft case for my Nikon N80. The model I am looking
    at is called Nikon case CF-59. I plan to use my Nikkor 24-85mm
    f/3.5-4.5 AFS with it and I think the size of the lens should NOT be
    an issue. However, I am not sure if it will fit N80 + MB-16 battery
    grip. Can someone with hand on experience kindly share the
    information? Additionally, how useful it is in the field to have a
    soft case in general?

    Really appreciate it.

    Yong, Jul 15, 2003
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  2. Yong

    John Miller Guest

    The generic name for them used to be "eveready cases." Pros tended to call
    them "neveready cases." Try to remember if you've ever seen a pro use a
    camera case.

    You have to ask yourself whether the added protection is worth the bother.

    John Miller

    You should never bet against anything in science at odds of more than
    about 10^12 to 1.
    -- Ernest Rutherford
    John Miller, Jul 15, 2003
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  3. Hi Yong,

    I don't think the CF-59 case is designed for use with the battery grip. I
    just looked at Nikon UK site and it only mentions F80 with basic 28-80 lens.

    I am not even sure it would take your lens as I cannot recall the width of

    I would however recommend you look at LowePro Zoom holster cases as I like
    their designs, they provide good protection and some pockets for
    film/filters. There are various sizes so I suggest you look up their website
    or pop along to your local photo store with your camera gear and try them
    out. It will probably be cheaper than the nikon case as well

    Stephen Leslie, Jul 15, 2003
  4. Of course who among us are pros? For an amateur, 99% of the time the camera
    will not be in the owners hands; it will be banging around in the car or the
    bottom of the diaper bag or whatever. A pro might actually wear out a camera
    in a couple of years shooting one hundred thousand pictures, an amateur
    might shoot 20 rolls in the cameras lifetime. An eveready case isn't a
    hassle if the hobbyist is shooting a roll of film every 3 days on vacation.
    It's pretty cheap protection.
    Buzz Chandler, Jul 15, 2003
  5. Yong

    John Miller Guest

    For my part, I hope EVERYONE uses one. It keeps the cameras in nicer
    condition for when I buy them. :) Oh, they're fine for when all you're
    carrying is the camera, but how many of us do that? Factor in things
    (lenses, battery packs) that make the camera not fit in its case, and they
    become pretty much a waste.

    For $13, I recently found a small "walking around" bag in the purse
    section(!) of Wal*Mart. It's about the size and shape of a small car
    battery -- black fabric, wide canvas strap, two zipper pockets on the
    front, mesh pockets on the ends, and a zipper top. It'll hold a camera
    body with 28-70 zoom, a 70-300 zoom, a flash and several rolls of film. A
    couple of removable dividers left over from customizing the big bag
    complete the transormation from purse into camera bag.
    John Miller, Jul 15, 2003
  6. Pro's beat their equipment up.....It's strictly a tool of the trade to them.
    My father told me once, "Never lend your equipment to a pro....He's put more
    wear on it in a few days than you'll normally put on it in a year or more."
    William Graham, Jul 15, 2003
  7. Yong

    Uncle Lucky Guest

    Holster cases are great and can be shouldered or carried on your belt. I use a
    couple older Tamrac model 517 which are well padded. One case has an F4s with
    80-200 2.8 which is a snug fit. Same case easily holds a body and average zoom
    with room to spare for a couple smaller primes and the zipper at the top makes
    it ever ready for action. A zippered pouch on front has no padding but is
    still handy for notepad, film or depending where you're headed, a small
    Best wishes,
    Uncle Lucky
    Uncle Lucky, Jul 16, 2003
  8. Yong

    Yong Guest

    Thanks for everyone responded. I will check out Tamrac and LowePro
    products to see which one fits better for my hiking need.

    Yong, Jul 18, 2003
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