Summary: A small investment to protect your expensive camera. It is a tight fit for the camera with the 28-135 mm lens attached, but it does fit. The case is a two piece which allows you to easily unsnap the front cover-part of the case to take pictures, leaving the bottom portion of the case which is attached to the tripod mount of the camera via a thumb screw. The only complaint is that you need to remove the bottom portion of the case to replace the battery or CF disk.
Summary: I have the 40D, and this case seems to be a little too snug. The part that screws to the bottom of the camera seems to be too short, I have to really work and wiggle the camera body into all 4 corners of that part of this case. The Lens cover portion is good, works fine, however the snaps that hold it all together are difficult to push together. 3 stars is being very generous, the one I bought deserves a 1 star rating.
Summary: I think this is a nice alternative to the Zing neoprene covers. I bought it for my 20D and use it when I want to put my camera in a knapsack or just put the camera on the floor of my truck. It does make the grip a little bit larger, so if you already find the grip of the 20D too big, this will make it worse. You do need to take it off to access the battery and the CF FLASH door. This is similar to the cases for film cameras (you needed to remove them to change the film).
Summary: This case does a good job of protecting your camera on trips where taking your regular camera bag is unnecessary or impracticle. It snuggly covers the camera. With a 17-85 IS lens it is very tight, but fits with the lens hood reversed over the barrel in the 'stowed' position. I got it to travel. I put my camera in my travel bag; the foot print is small. Last year when I went to Europe I took my camera backpack and never used any of the extra equipment I took.
Summary: The case is nice and give great protection to the camera. However, everytime when you need to take out the battery or the memory card, you have to remove the case completely including screwing the lock in the bottom of the camera. Otherwise, a good case.
Summary: I'm not sure what I was expecting, but this case, despite quality construction, is awkward to squeeze my Canon 20D into and offers no real protection from the elements. If it were $10 I wouldn't complain, but I just bought the Tamrac 5684 Digital SLR camera case for $10 LESS and that action has a badillion pockets and seals my SLR away in a shock absorbent foam vault. I'm about to return the case/cover above right now.
Summary: It's better than ok, will protect the camera with a short lens avoiding carrying a larger bag for short shooting sessions. It is NOT cowhide and will NOT accomodate a large telephoto. I carry it in my backpack. It's easy to use and user friendly. If you do NOT want to carry a larger camera bag and have the standard lens, it works better than many cases. It has snaps and velcro holding it together. Most of all it protects the camera and lens.
Canon EH17L Semi Hard Case for the EOS 20D Digital SLR Camera
John K. Alexander "John", Amazon
14 March 2006
Summary: I find the case for the Canon EOS 20D SLR Digital camera is not frendly when attaching it to the camera and using it on the camera. You also have to remove the case bottom when removing the card from the camera.