I recently bought a used Ricoh GR1v camera on ebay. I need your help in\ntweaking it a little:\n\n1. The camera comes with a lens hood. Do you leave yours on all the\ntime, off all the time, or do you carry it around separately?\n\n2. What kind of store, real or online, would you go to in order to buy\na case and neck-strap for this camera? Would you try camera stores, or\ncell phone stores, or Walmart/Target etc?\n\nThe camera came with a wrist strap, but I'd be more comfortable with a\nlonger one that can serve as a neck-strap.\n\nIt did not come with any case. I have the suggestions posted in another\nthread. I suppose the choice of case would depend on the answer to the\nlens hood issue as well. If I leave the hood on, then I'd need a fatter\ncase.\n\nBasically I prefer a very light and rugged case that would protect the\ncamera from rubs and nicks (padding is not very important). However, I\nam open to one which has just enough extra room for a film, battery,\netc., but in a separate compartment, so they don't rub against the\ncamera.