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Camera Armor - protection for your camera

Camera Armor - protection for your camera - A close fit suit of armor for Canon and Nikon digital SLRs offering protection is being launched by Kata UK

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Camera Armor
Camera Armor - protection for your camera

The world is a rough place for cameras, with all sorts of jagged nasties waiting to their toll on your beautifully finished pride and joy. Camera Armor – a close fitting stay-on glove for your SLR - is the solution.

Made from shock absorbing, flexible silicon-rubber, there are different Camera Armors for specific camera models, ensuring the best possible fit and protection while continuing to allow full access to all buttons, cable ports and battery/memory compartments.

Each suit of Armor comes complete with a strong polycarbonate LCD shield for extra protection for vulnerable screens. Also included is Lens Armor, a flexible rubber hood offering protection for lenses. Combined with the Lens Cap Leash also supplied, you’ll never lose a lens cap again!

Available now for Nikon D70s, and Canon EOS 30D, and soon for Nikon D200, D80, Canon EOS 5D and 400D, Camera Armor has an SRP of £49.95, but is available on an introductory offer of £39.95 while stocks last.

For more information or to request a brochure, contact KATA UK Ltd on 01923 823232, email sales@uk.kata-bags.com or visit www.camerarmor.com

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exclusive 10 579 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2006 5:23PM
bit extreme isn't it. my 20D and 300V handle a good bashing fine.

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User_Removed 11 17.9k 8 Norway
20 Nov 2006 5:24PM
Where's my 2lb on a short shaft? Gotta test my kit...

User_Removed 11 17.9k 8 Norway
20 Nov 2006 5:28PM
Interesting... Yet another case of - 'Lets just change the $ sign for a sign and to hell with 'em'.

This with the exchange rate very close to 2:1.
imagegrill 8 429
20 Nov 2006 5:40PM

another pointless waste of money

I love the front page for a good laugh every now and then!
Tonyd3 10 1.0k 15 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2006 5:48PM
I have seen this in the USA recently i held a camera with it on and it felt like a peice of tacky junk!!!and it made the camera look de-valued but each to their own.
Britman 8 1.7k England
20 Nov 2006 5:55PM
I dunno some people might find it useful, wild life snappers perhaps.
daviewat Plus
11 4.1k Scotland
20 Nov 2006 6:18PM
Hey I could get me a 5D and this and pass it off for a cheap camera Smile)))

happy days
daviewat Plus
11 4.1k Scotland
20 Nov 2006 6:19PM
Then the wee dear wifw would be no wiser Smile)))))))))))
User_Removed 11 17.9k 8 Norway
20 Nov 2006 6:45PM
Dat's ma Boy!!!

sk8mk 8 223 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2006 7:56PM
what if we have a battery grip?
randomrubble 10 3.0k 12 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2006 11:55PM
How many millions have Canon and Nikon spent on ergonomics over the years...
digicammad 11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2006 8:07AM
So do they put a piece of Lexan across the lens too?
mattw 11 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2006 11:54AM
What a bizare idea. Will it work? - I don't know, but there seems to be plenty of people in the forums who have doubts about the ruggedness of their camears - so Kata could be onto a winner.

50 quid seems a little steep however, and I wonder how you get the camera in?
imagegrill 8 429
21 Nov 2006 12:56PM
Some people are simple far to paranoid about their cameras!
Products like these just play into those insecurities!

Still, keeps me amused!
User_Removed 10 3.3k Russian Federation
21 Nov 2006 2:16PM
I always wanted a Fisher Price camera as a kid... Maybe this is my chance!
imagegrill 8 429
21 Nov 2006 3:49PM
But at least Fisher Price are colourful, mayby that's the downfall of this product......
RipleyExile 11 1.6k 17 England
21 Nov 2006 4:57PM
It turns your camera into a big expensive chew toy for your dog. It's going to need slobber protection though.
cameracat 11 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
21 Nov 2006 7:08PM
Just plain mental.
Pete Plus
13 18.7k 96 England
22 Nov 2006 5:25PM
Guess if you want to keep your camera in great nick it could be good. I've scuffed cameras before by scrapping them against things when I've been out and about.

I wish I'd had one of these on the Minolta camera I reviewed a few years ago. It was winter and I slipped on ice while holding the camera in my hand. It took the force because I didn't let go and it was in my hand that hit the ground first. It was very embarrassing sending that back with a chunk out of it! We'll get one in and give it try.
MeanGreeny 9 3.7k England
22 Nov 2006 9:36PM
The big drawback that I can see is that if you get a piece of grit between the body and the 'armour' it'll make a hell of a mess of the body [he says - living near the beach]
mattw 11 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2006 12:12PM
LOL Pete! Should have send the camera back with a note about your testing methods!

I wonder eaxctly how much protection this will give?

The problem is, that inorder to test this, you have to put it on a camera, then hit/drop/kick it untill the camera breaks - then compare the results with a control sample (another camera without the armour treated in the same way)..... On second thoughts Pete, if you need a hand with the test, then give me a call!
Hugeknot 10 1.2k 2 Iceland
15 Nov 2007 11:55AM
They plan to develop it to include the battery grip in the near future. When they do, I will get one as my camera has already taken a beating in the rough Icelandic terrain.
Hugeknot 10 1.2k 2 Iceland
27 Nov 2007 5:23PM
I just bought one for my 400D!
I bought it on ebay where the seller claimed that it could be used with a battery grip! This is not quite true as after sliping it onto my camera it was not fitting like a glove and needed some careful trimming.

Well all my controls work including the flash pop-up button. I feel more confident about leaving my camera unattended on a tripod as I am sure a topple will do the camera no harm at all. I will not be throwing it off any cliffs though!

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