LCJ-FHA Case for Sony DSC-F717

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Guest, Nov 30, 2003.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have been looking at both the LCJ-FHA and the LCS-FX cases for a Sony
    DSC-F717 camera.

    The LCS-FX clearly included a shoulder strap, but it is a bit bulkier than
    the camera, which is already pretty big.

    It isn't clear whether the LCJ-FHA, a more compact case, includes a shoulder
    strap, or even has provisions for one.

    Has anyone actually seen a LCJ-FHA case, and if so, can you please let me
    know about whether it comes with or is capable of being used with a strap?

    Many thanks.
    Guest, Nov 30, 2003
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  2. Guest

    someone Guest

    will you be acquiring the wide/tele adaptors in future? will the 717 with
    adaptors still fit?
    someone, Dec 1, 2003
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  3. Do you really have your heart set on a Sony branded case, or are you
    open to other options? Reason I'm asking is that the Sony cases you
    mentioned are rather expensive for what you're getting. For example,
    my F717 makes it's home in a soft leather SLR case that I picked up at
    a used camera shop about 8 years ago for about $10. The same case has
    been home to a Nikormat FM2, a Nikon F601 and now the Sony F717. You
    might want to consider shopping around a bit more. You could save
    yourself a fair bundle.
    Paul Fedorenko, Dec 1, 2003
  4. Guest

    Rick Guest

    Good advice. You can pick up a brand new Lowepro Zoom 2
    or Nova Mini for less than the cost of Sony's cases, and they're
    a lot more functional.. E.g. Sony's FX case is not big enough
    even to accomodate the camera strap without a lot of effort,
    and the top flap has gaps on either side -- it's pretty much
    useless for keeping out dust, dirt and the occasional raindrop.

    Rick, Dec 1, 2003
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I guess that I had thought that I had to go with a Sony case because of the
    odd shape of the DSC-F717. I had assumed that if I just put it into a more
    conventional "lunchbox" style case that it would just bounce around and not
    enjoy much protection.

    Since you all seem to have gone with more conventional cases, how do you
    manage to keep your F717 from moving around and getting banged up in a
    non-formfitting case?

    Thanks again for the advice.

    Guest, Dec 1, 2003
  6. Guest

    Rick Guest

    We use a Nova Mini which has 2 movable, padded interior
    dividers. These can be repositioned to make the F717 fit very
    snug, and there's enough room in the adjoining compartments
    for the recharger & cord, extra battery, memory sticks etc.
    The case has more padding and offers much better protection
    than either the FHA or FX.

    Rick, Dec 1, 2003
  7. Guest

    chris Guest

    I on the other hand Love my Sony leather case.
    I've had generic cases with other cams and carried more stuff.
    I hike with my dogs and go to horse shows and love how compact and easy
    to carry my FX case is. Once in a while people give me a funny look as I
    think they think I'm packing a firearm.

    chris, Dec 2, 2003
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