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Camera Armor for DSLRs

Postby Dave Bunnell » Jul 11, 2008 11:02 am

I recently found out about a product that looks like it might be useful for those of us who shoot DSLRs underground. It's called Camera Armor, and is a silicone casing that covers much of the camera controls, the screen, and part of the lens barrel. It's not a full enclosure, so not waterproofing. It would primarily protect against impacts and possibly help keep dust or grit out of the controls. Here's the web site for it:

It runs about $45 on ebay. I haven't had a hands-on look at it yet, and I'm wondering if anyone here has used it. My one concern is whether it makes the controls any more difficult to use.

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Re: Camera Armor for DSLRs

Postby mpphoto » Nov 17, 2008 12:01 pm

These things are kind of an annoyance - they fit and work correctly when the camera is handheld, but as soon as you attach a dovetail to mount on a tripod they bunch up on the bottom.
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Re: Camera Armor for DSLRs

Postby YuccaPatrol » Nov 17, 2008 12:37 pm

I have a similar skin for a small compact camera. To solve the problem of bunching up when screwed to a tripod mount, I just got out my wife's kitchen shears and cut the hole in the bottom bigger.
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Re: Camera Armor for DSLRs

Postby Kevin Bruff » Dec 11, 2008 7:37 pm

a guy in my grotto has one and i've used his camera to shoot a few dozon pics and although it looks ugly (red cover on a black camera) that was the only down side of it that i noticed. seems like a good product. maybe the price is alittle high though. it does offer alittle more protection than not having one. i dont think dirt and mud would get on the body as easy.

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