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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

Price and availability
The Camera Armor range is available now
The opening offer is valid while stocks last. Opening offer is £39.95 inc VAT, £49.95 there after.

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exclusive  9579 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Nov 2006 - 5:23 PM

bit extreme isn't it. my 20D and 300V handle a good bashing fine.

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20 Nov 2006 - 5:24 PM

Where's my 2lb on a short shaft? Gotta test my kit...


20 Nov 2006 - 5:28 PM

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.

20 Nov 2006 - 5:40 PM


another pointless waste of money

I love the front page for a good laugh every now and then!

Tonyd3  91009 forum posts United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2006 - 5:48 PM

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  71669 forum posts England
20 Nov 2006 - 5:55 PM

I dunno some people might find it useful, wild life snappers perhaps.

daviewat  104103 forum posts Scotland
20 Nov 2006 - 6:18 PM

Hey I could get me a 5D and this and pass it off for a cheap camera Smile)))

happy days

daviewat  104103 forum posts Scotland
20 Nov 2006 - 6:19 PM

Then the wee dear wifw would be no wiser Smile)))))))))))

20 Nov 2006 - 6:45 PM

Dat's ma Boy!!!


sk8mk  7223 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Nov 2006 - 7:56 PM

what if we have a battery grip?

20 Nov 2006 - 11:55 PM

How many millions have Canon and Nikon spent on ergonomics over the years...

digicammad e2 Member 1021988 forum postsdigicammad vcard United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2006 - 8:07 AM

So do they put a piece of Lexan across the lens too?

mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2006 - 11:54 AM

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?

21 Nov 2006 - 12:56 PM

Some people are simple far to paranoid about their cameras!
Products like these just play into those insecurities!

Still, keeps me amused!

21 Nov 2006 - 2:16 PM

I always wanted a Fisher Price camera as a kid... Maybe this is my chance!

21 Nov 2006 - 3:49 PM

But at least Fisher Price are colourful, mayby that's the downfall of this product......

21 Nov 2006 - 4:57 PM

It turns your camera into a big expensive chew toy for your dog. It's going to need slobber protection though.

cameracat  108575 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2006 - 7:08 PM

Just plain mental.

Pete Site Moderator 1218416 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2006 - 5:25 PM

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.

22 Nov 2006 - 9:36 PM

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  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2006 - 12:12 PM

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  91212 forum posts Iceland2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2007 - 11:55 AM

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  91212 forum posts Iceland2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2007 - 5:23 PM

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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