Camera Armor anybody?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by ButtUglyJeff, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. ButtUglyJeff macrumors 6502a

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    I was here.................

    http://www.cameraarmor.us/

    ....................and I thought this was a good idea. I can't afford the most rugged equipment (Rebels), so why not give it an extra layer of protection.

    Does anybody use Camera Armor or another brand, that I'm not aware of.

    Its a shame for me. They don't have a cover for my battery grip. At least not yet.

    The red color is cool.
     
  2. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    I don't use them. I guess if you take the right amount of care you shouldn't need one. Also some people think they're Butt Ugly. I can see the practical side though, say if I went mountain climbing with my camera I'd maybe use one.
     
  3. Piarco macrumors 68030

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    I've considered them in the past when I had a non-weather sealed D70s, but after moving to the D300 I have less of a reason now. I love the rugged look, but doubt their practicality. There are quite a few review out there, and one thing that I do remember is that their fit isn't as perfect to the cameras as they should be, i.e. slight misalignments etc...
     
  4. N10248 macrumors 6502a

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    A friends got one on his D40, it does does its job, but is quite ugly, and the strap has to be removed to take it on or off.

    Another problem is that grit and dirt can still get in there and anything rough in there would scratch up the body over time.

    It is grippy though and would definitely protect against a knock or two.
     
  5. onomatopoeia macrumors 6502

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    I find them ugly and they stand against my policy of, "if you can't afford to replace something then don't own it".
     
  6. Hello.there macrumors 6502a

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    No offence....that's the daftest policy I've ever heard. :)
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I tried using this model, but it was too hard to take pictures with it, so I gave up! :D
     
  8. ButtUglyJeff thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    A Blue Blood on a Mac forum? Shocking..................

    Just like the government. Why have one, when you can have two for twice the price.:rolleyes:
     
  9. Adrien Baker macrumors regular

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    Just ordered one for my D300 after the long wait. It should do good for my 'style' of photography. ;)

    Adrien
     
  10. JBmac macrumors member

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    Yeah I have one, "Camera Armor", Black, for a Nikon D40X. And I had it on when I dropped my camera from waist high to the cement floor, with a Sigma Wide Angle 17-35mm f2.8 lens on. I always thought I would be fast enough to at least break the fall if it ever fell, but I tell you, it dropped like a rock. I didn't even have time to twitch my toe.
    Luckily no damage, some scratching on the side of the lens, but not on the glass. It hit on the left side near the bottom. The rubber eye piece flew off, and I thought at the time it was a piece of plastic from the camera. That was 6 months ago, and I have not had any problems with the camera or the lens. I don't use the Camera Armor any more, but if I am out and about in the woods or need to use it otherwise, I would put it back on.
     

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