Sunday, June 3, 2007

Cameras for Combat....

Do you want your gear to outlive you?

There are quite a few folks from Combat Photogs to Hunters to just the Accident Prone who have found ingenious ways to protect and adapt their cameras to their environment. Camera Armor is makes Body Armor for your DSLR.

The ad states " Your camera is most likely to be damaged when it is being used. Camera Armor is the only full time protection for your camera. We shield while you shoot. Camera Armor is always on your camera protecting from scratches, dirt and drops, while leaving you in full control of the creative process. All controls are accessible and you can take great pictures with the peace of mind that our protection brings."

Alright it may look a bit odd, but with the price of todays high end DSLR's this may be a smart investment when you head into an environment prone to shock and impacts.

Current DLSR's supported include; Canon 5D, Canon 30D, Canon 400D/Rebel XTI, Nikon D70 and D70S, Nikon D80, Nikon D200, Sony Alpha A100, Nikon D40, and Canon 1Ds, Mark II.

Currently on sale for $14 to $34 at

After you have your body armor now you need to make your gear a little less conspicuous. For the DIY inclined airbrushing your gear not only is simple but also looks quite cool and serious. Here is a tutorial on camera camouflage that will completely transform your gear A REAL camoflage camera/lens cover

Finally for those of us who don't want a permanent camera camo solution, neoprene lens covers and camera skins are available. LensCoat makes a complete line for Canon Nikon & Sigma telephoto lenses, offering protection from bumps, jars and nicks, with a camouflage-pattern fabric cover. Lens Covers also provide a thermal barrier, protecting your hands from cold lenses in lower temperatures. They are easy to install and remove, leaving no residue on the lens. And LensCoat lens covers are waterproof!

All this should provide the maximum protection to photographers in the harshest conditions, like Weddings!

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