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

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

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.

another pointless waste of money

I love the front page for a good laugh every now and then!
Tonyd3 11 1.0k 15 United Kingdom
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.
I dunno some people might find it useful, wild life snappers perhaps.
Hey I could get me a 5D and this and pass it off for a cheap camera Smile)))

happy days
Then the wee dear wifw would be no wiser Smile)))))))))))
Dat's ma Boy!!!

what if we have a battery grip?
randomrubble 11 3.0k 12 United Kingdom
How many millions have Canon and Nikon spent on ergonomics over the years...
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
So do they put a piece of Lexan across the lens too?
mattw 11 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
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?
Some people are simple far to paranoid about their cameras!
Products like these just play into those insecurities!

Still, keeps me amused!
I always wanted a Fisher Price camera as a kid... Maybe this is my chance!
But at least Fisher Price are colourful, mayby that's the downfall of this product......
RipleyExile 12 1.6k 17 England
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
Just plain mental.
Pete Plus
14 18.7k 96 England
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.
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
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
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
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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