25 years ago my Minolta camera came with a standard case in two parts. the one part wrapped around the body and never left the camera unless you changed the film. It held on with it's snug shape and secured by wrapping two little faux leather strips around the strap links on the sides of the camera. Meanwhile the part that covered the top and lens just snapped on. When you wanted to take a picture you'd unsnap instantly and flip the cover off the lens and it would hang off the body cover below and you could operate all the functions. There was even a hole for the tripod so to this day I still have that case on the old camera.
But I can't find anything like this for the T2i I just ordered? The nearest thing seems to be neoprene cases but I think you still have to pull the whole camera out? I know there is more buttons and the screen on the back, but it would seam easy enough to still create a similar case?
The nearest thing I found looks to be the green case for this Special Edition Jackie Chan T2i here: http://news.mydrivers.com/1/162/162391.htm
Or will some of the ones that I think are simply covers do the same thing as my old Minolta cover?