I'm looking for a good quality half case to my X-Pro 2 too.
Like Nero, I contacted with Leicatime, but the new design will have a plastic strip connect... (see the attached photo, similar to the OMD case design).
I don't like so much Gariz materials/durability.
I like the TP Original black case (thanks bffmike). I found it in eBay with multiple options:
Kenji Leather has a new half case available (with back cover), see the attached photos (Kenji Wei sent me them): http://kenjileather....ther-half-case/
What do you think?? what is the best leather half case for x-pro 2?? (I don't like leicatime with plastic strip)
PD: I already have bop-o-l and I will buy the matchtechnical thumbs-up for x-pro 2 when it is available (http://www.matchtech...es/default.aspx)
I've been looking around for a while, also.
I asked Angelo Pelle and they said they were working on one, but they said they could not make a full wrap version due to the way the back was rearranged compared to the X-Pro1.. strange, cause Kenji looks like they did it and it looks pretty nice and precision.
I eventually ordered one from Kenji. I like the workmanship and customizability. In general, he offers certain colors, but when I talked to him and asked him about a photo he showed me on the X-Pro2, it turns out he had a grey leather version.. which was exactly what I was looking for.. I was interested in the olive green, but it looked a bit too dark and saturated.. I wanted something more grey and muted in tone and the grey version seem to fit the bill.. a nice color which matches should match decently well with a grey leather strap I have on the X-Pro2 now. I believe he said the grey he has may appear to have some green tone to it.. that's fine. It shipped late last week so looking forward to receiving it soon. FYI, needed about a 2-3 week time to complete.. I think it was completed in about 2 and shipped.
I will try and post some pics of it once I get it. It looks pretty nice being it can wrap around the entire camera with opening for the lcd and buttons & joystick. I don't mind that the sd card door is not immediately accessible.. I don't go into that often and don't mind taking off the cover when I would need to. I think I like the fact there is now going to be an opening where the AF-L & Q buttons are which I feel makes it easier to feel out the location of the AF-L button.. I think Fuji made them a little too flushed with the body so it's hard to blindly feel for them. Had a battery door opening made cause I know the X-Pro2 requires more battery access than not. I also had tripod mount put in.. looks like a nice touch and it does line up with the original tripod hole so it should be centered with the lens as it is. The quality and thickness of the leather looks good, however, at the same time my only concern would be the rear command dial.. it's already rather recessed and not exactly the easiest to push all the time.. the leather strip that runs close across near the control dial hopefully will not be too close and thick that will further inhibit accessibility to the rear control dial... will see soon. All in all, it appears to be a great fit and cut for the X-Pro2.. I've followed his stuff for a while and the past products also look really good, so I think he's had experience to further refine the end product.
The next half case I was interested in was Kaza-Deluxe. I purchased a set from them for my X10 way back. It's good quality and for average $99 for a set with matching strap, it's a pretty good bargain. I was waiting for them to get their X-Pro2 line out, but in the end Kenji beat them to the punch. I have to admit I like their choice of colors.. the blue and military green are nice and out of the normal and "safe" black or brown leather cases you'll typically fine. Their vintage brown is nicely done as well.
Also, like most other half cases, other than Kenji, the Kaza-Deluxe one primarily covers the front and bottom with just the front edges along the sides.. the rest is open and uncovered.. I understand this is for accessibility, you can access all your doors and have buttons and screen and everything unobstructed.. but, on the other hand, I feel I'm not getting the full package.. it's like getting half of a half case.. which really makes it a 1/4 case, does it not?
Although potentially less convenient, I now prefer the half cases that more fully wrap around the camera.. it provided fuller protection and from more angles other than mainly just the front, it looks complete and classier.
... straggling comment, I wonder if the photos you see at the top of the quote I'm referencing is the grey version? could be.. it looks more grey than green unlike some of the other photos in this topic's posts.