We live in a throw away society. A culture of buy it, break it, junk it. Well made products which were once the norm, are now getting harder and harder to find. We as consumers, especially internet buyers, need to be extremely skeptical and wary of marketing claims. Every single click of the “BUY” button is almost immediately met with some varying degree of buyers remorse. Next is the agonizing wait for the product you purchased to arrive. Then comes that frantic moment as you open the box. Will it be what I wanted? Or……………………………….
When my new Kaza Deluxe handcrafted case for my x100T arrived I could hardly contain myself. As soon as I opened the box and caught a whiff of the real leather, I knew this was going to be one of those products that I tell everyone about. I admit openly that I am a bling junkie. I love a good looking, nicely pimped out product. From the second I slapped the case onto my x100T I was in bling heaven. I just stared at it in amazement. It was just so beautiful. The colour, the feel, the smell, the stitching, everything about it just screamed quality. It fit perfectly, all the cut outs lined up, it was snug but not tight, it really was all you could ask for. Some of the really nice features include a battery door cut out, so you don’t have to remove the case to change batteries. A tripod screw which both allows the use of a tripod without removing the case, and a means of securing the case to the camera. Another bonus is the cover fits with the hood on the camera, something the Fuji case does not. I did however have to remove my thumb grip and soft release to get it on.
I have owned a lot of cases in the past for a variety of different cameras. I had a Luigi Crescenzi (Leica time) case for my original x100. It was beautiful as well, though a lot bulkier, cost twice as much as the Kaza and just didnt fit as good. It was nicely padded, but in the end it made the camera a little too uncomfortable to use so I sold it. Same goes for the Angelo Pelle case I had for my xpro1. Though priced roughly the same as the Kaza, it too didn’t fit very well, and was extremely bulky. It was eventually sold as well. The Kaza case, is nicely padded but doesn’t add anywhere near the bulk the other two cases did. If anything it has made the camera much easier to hold.
My original plan was to only get a half case. However once I saw what Kaza was offering I changed my mind and went all in. You get the half case, the top cover, and what I will say is the best strap I have ever had all for $129 US dollars. As far as high end cases go it really is a tremendous deal.
In conclusion I can’t recommend this case enough. From the outstanding workmanship, to the gorgeous look, to the blue collar pricing you really cant go wrong. I bought mine directly from Kaza at www.kaza-deluxe.com/detail.php?id=227
If I missed anything you want to know about feel free to ask me a question in the comments section.