The X-Pro1 is Back in the Saddle Again

August 11, 2015  •  8 Comments

Back in July, the strap eyelet broke on my Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera I use for my carry camera. Since the only service center certified to work on the X-Pro1 is the factor service center in New Jersey, I did not want to send it in just to replace the eyelets (it would be expensive with insured shipping and minimum repair costs). I found a handmade genuine real leather half camera case for the FUJIFILM X-Pro1  (bottom opening version) by TP in China. After the case came in, I took it to Coronado Boot & Shoe Repair at 6th and Central in Downtown Albuquerque and had them sew a piece of leather with an eyelet in it on each side of the leather case for the neck strap to connect to. The leather half case fits perfectly, looks great and eyelet straps make the case just right so I can carry the camera again.

I was going to include the link to the case on Amazon, but when I clicked on the "Buy it Again" button under "Your Orders", the case came up as no longer available on Amazon. I clicked on the seller's name, storefront and "contact seller" button, but there were no results. The seller had vanished from Amazon. I looked up the seller on eBay and he had a note on his eBay Store that he had closed his stores for summer vacation.


Close up of one of the eyelet straps sewn on at Coronado Boot & Shoe Repair. The eyelet straps also cover the strap eyelets on the camera, which protects me from getting poked and scratched by the sharp point on the broken strap eyelet on the right side of the camera.


The case is made of quality leather, with fine sewing, and openings to access all the levers and buttons on the camera.


The bottom of the case with the maker's logo, that happens to include my initials


The bottom opens to access the battery and memory card compartment, which is very convenient. This was the only case that had easy access to the battery and memory card. The other cases had to be removed to get the the battery and memory card, which would be very annoying.


The case came in a nice pouch with a "thank you" note from Jason. He also included a hand strap as a gift, which was very thoughtful.


T & L Photos
Thanks, Couriers. I didn't realize how much I'd miss it.
T & L Photos
Thanks, Lavinia!
Good to see that much loved camera back in service. You must have missed it.
Lavinia Ross(non-registered)
Glad you found a work-around for the broken eyelet. Nice carrying case, and even with your initials!
T & L Photos
Thanks, Susan!
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