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Protective Digital SLR Camera Armor for Nikon D80 (Smoke) image
 
(based on 5 ratings)
Brand: Camera Armor
Located in: SLR Fitted
Rugged comfort for ergonomic shooting

Clear polycarbonate screen protects your camera''s LCD

Camera Armor is an elastomeric silicone rubber skin that will protect your expensive Digital SLR Camera from impact, abrasion, dust and fingerprints without sacrificing any necessary camera functions or adding too much additional weight (6.3 oz.) Camera Armor is ready for action and uniquely designed so that all of the camera controls and access ports are completely functional and accessible without taking the camera out of the jacket. For maximum protection, Camera Armor comes equipped with a lens protector and lens cap lanyard as well as a clear polycarbonate LCD screen cover.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.4 stars
(based on 5 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Well padded(4)
Best Uses:
Protecting slrs(4)
 
almost better than metal
By JimVerified Reviewer from Ruckersville, VA on 10/6/2007
Pros:
Compact, Custom-molded exact fit, Well Padded
Best Uses:
Protecting SLRs
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast, Published semi-pro
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Camera Armor Protective Digital SLR Camera Armor for Nikon D80 (Smoke):

During a weekly browse [...] I saw the Camera Armor display. After putting my hands on the sample I knew I had to buy one for my Nikon D70[...] and I haven't been happier with the purchase. Upon receiving the armor I immediately applied it to the camera. It was simple to install; approximately 3 minutes to squeeze the camera into the armor. As described by the manufacturer, the fit is custom-made. The buttons, control wheels, port covers, etc... were all taken into account and are accessible and easy to use even with the armor on it. I hope to never have to fully test the armor out, however, the choice to invest a mere [$] dollars to protect my camera and lens ($1000) was easy to make. I hope to also benefit from not having to carry a camera bag around as much since the armor covers the mass majority of the camera, screen, buttons, and wheels. Neither a pro nor con, the armor adds a bit of girth to the camera body. This works out well for me because it suits my large grip.I consider this a must for any camera owner regardless of indoor or outdoor use. I have recommended this to EVERYONE I know.

 
Wow!
By Legal BeagleVerified Reviewer from Elberton, GA on 8/5/2007
Pros:
Easily Accessible Equipment, Lightweight, Well Padded
Best Uses:
Protecting SLRs
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Camera Armor Protective Digital SLR Camera Armor for Nikon D80 (Smoke):

After losing a Maxxum 7 in Japan when it was dropped and the back broke off, this may be the bestinvention since sliced bread!

 
Love This Stuff. It works!
By Mad DogVerified Reviewer from Memphis TN on 3/6/2007
Pros:
Supports Lens Well, Well Padded
Cons:
Controls Not Protected
Best Uses:
Protecting SLRs, Transporting SLRs
Describe Yourself:
Top Level Amateur
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Camera Armor Protective Digital SLR Camera Armor for Nikon D80 (Smoke):

Finally, an idea that's I've been begging for. I take photographs of extreme sports.. especially paintball for trade magazines. Those paint filled projectiles travel at speeds of over 200 mph. And in order to get the cover/great shots, I have to be on the field, and in-the-action to get those shots. In the past I relied on Nikon's ( N50, N90s, Coolpix 4500)'s metal body and rugged reliabilty to survive the impacts that I get on the camera. It was not uncommon to have half a dozen impacts on my cameras in an event (with over 30 on my body as I would use it to protect my camera) every weekend. (yes I still get shot even though I covered from head to toe in Florescent "Don't Shoot Me!" Orange.)

Over the past 15 years, this cost me nearly a dozen UV filters, a 28-200 lens, and a Coolpix 4500. The D50 has had to be repaired twice, the N90s once, and the Coolpix, while usable doesn't have a working rear screen.

Quite Frankly I was afraid to take my D50 or D80 out on the field with me, but had no choice.

I've tried covering my cameras with Neoprene rubber, a scuba housing, even tried carrying an old East German Riot shield to protect the camera. They either didn't work worth a darn or were too cumbersome to be any good. (Paintballs had a particular knack of knowing where the weak points are).

This armor is great. Takes a real wack (three almost 'point blank' impacts from a marker later chronographed to fire those projectiles at 285 Feet Per Second.. aka 190 mph.). The camera was shot out of my hands (but saved by the camera strap around my neck), didn't even mark up the armor. Took me about 20 minutes to clean the goop off (and out of the camera) and I was back on the field shooting action shots again. Love this stuff... Can you make it for the D50 too?

Worried about an your camera.. As long as it isn't dropped (and that's what the camera strap is for), this armor should keep your D80 protected from anything else.

 
Help protect your investment
By VonchuckVerified Reviewer from Brick, NJ on 2/17/2007
Pros:
Comfortable, Easy to install, Lightweight, Soft
Cons:
Have to trim for MB-D80
Best Uses:
All outdoor shooting
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Camera Armor Protective Digital SLR Camera Armor for Nikon D80 (Smoke):

A [...] silicone rubber "skin" for your DSLR that's well worth it. This kit also includes a rugged rubber hood that fits on your lens to help protect it. The only thing I had to do was trim some off the bottom lip (1/8") to get the MB-D80 battery pack to fit. The camera armor people tell me that thay well soon have a skin for the MB-D80 battery pack to complete the set. Why take a chance with your $1300 DSLR when you could help protect it for around [...] bucks?

[7 of 9 customers found this review helpful]

 
good for hiking, etc...
By h laniVerified Reviewer from Lakewood,CA on 1/4/2007
Pros:
Well Padded
Best Uses:
Protecting SLRs

Comments about Camera Armor Protective Digital SLR Camera Armor for Nikon D80 (Smoke):

I can see that this camera armor would be good for hiking, or real outdoors-y photography, as it does provide a pretty good protective barrier to the camera. Other than that, seeing as how the D80 is a large camera anyway, the armor adds even more bulk to it and is a bit awkward. I would say it's a good purchase to use at times when you really need your camera protected.

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