Well, I managed to get another project crossed off of my todo list.
A while back I dropped my camera and spent too much money getting it fixed. I didn’t want to do that again, plus I wanted some way to carry my camera around with the extra lenses (I always seem to have the wrong lens when I’m out taking pictures).
So I looked around at hard, fitted cases and they simply were too expensive. So I did what I always do – make do with what I can come up with myself, no matter how crappy it is.
I dumpster dived a hard plastic case. I don’t even know what was in it, maybe a drill or something, but by the time I found it, there was nothing left. That works for me – it was tough, in good shape, generic looking, and about the right size.
So I went by the local arts and crafts superstore and bought a roll of foam. Some outlining with a sharpie, cutting, and a little glue and I have my custom fitted case. It will hold my Nikon and a couple of extra lenses. It’s small enough to fit in a backpack, but has enough space for extra batteries, filters, release cable… that sort of little thing.
It doesn’t look very good, but I think it will work.
Brilliant stuff Bil! I had been wondering how to avoid the drop/repair issue. Thanks for providing me with a workable answer. For the record, it’s not about the looks. It’s about keeping your kit safe and not spending anymore than you have to.
Thanks again ;^D
Thanks, the thing does seem to work pretty well – as good on costing several hundred dollars.
Very ingenious of you! And by the way–what a great looking camera you have! No wonder your pictures turn out the way they do.
Thanks, I inherited the camera – it used to be my dad’s. It’s a Nikon D70, about seven years old – out of date, but it still works well. There’s no way I could afford a new DSLR – even though I’ve discovered that used D70s are affordable on eBay (the cost less than I paid to fix this one).
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