Camera Armor – Took a Licking, and Kept on Ticking

As I said last week, I covered my D200, with 12-24 lens, in a new Camera Armor silicon rubber case.
Then it spent the week in my Jansport backback with the rest of my stuff:
laptop, biz cards, Firelite ext. hard drive, misc. junk, and the all important papers needed for life. Not the most padded, coddled home for my favorite computer with a lens.

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Well I’m very happy to report that I’m a very happy new owner of a well protected camera.

Easy to “install”. Fit and finish was excellent. Felt great in the hand. Critical point for me. (please note on the D200, the CF and cable doors are not covered.)

The controls worked everytime. Fit perfectly over the bodies buttons and wheels. Never a mis-step.

And although I didn’t bang it on a counter, as they did in the video demo ( go to the search engine here on the home page to see more), I felt I could…..gulp. But I won’t.

Now let me be very clear: The backpack is not my preferred case.

Actually I’m partial to the Lowepro Slingshot 300AW. And for shipping ,Pelican cases.
Always right tool, for the right job. Rest assured I use different cases for strobes and stands.

BUT the reality is I always have a camera with me. I can’t always carry multiple bags.Nor do I want to. I’ve always wanted the protection for my “good” cameras.

On another note, if you are doing the backpack thing, I would cover the LCD cover (yes, the cover) with a protector skin from Hoodman. You CAN replace it, but why not protect it at a fraction of the cost.

And the lens armor that comes with it was good, but not perfect for this wide of a lens. So i only used it on longer glass.

End of the day? I’m keeping it on. Stop by your local photo retailer and check it out. Or just order one up.

Protect your investment.

Cheers!
Damon Webster

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