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Jan 24, 2014 09:40 |  #1

Which protective cover do you recommend for Canon 5D? I would like my camera body to be protected while shooting weddings.

I have seen one called "Ape" and another called "Delkin".

Here are the links:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …98906&is=REG&Q=​&A=details (external link)

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …66720&is=REG&Q=​&A=details (external link)

Have you ever used any of these? Can you recommend one for me?

Thanks soooo much!


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Jan 24, 2014 10:46 |  #2

I used one before years ago when I bought my first dslr (a 40d). It made the body very bulky and felt crappy. Buttons were harder to use too though they did work.

Very not recommended. Just use your camera and earn your battle scars. I've always been envious of seeing the rubbings and scratched I see on pro equipment. Looks cool.


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Jan 24, 2014 10:48 |  #3

Plus the parts of your camera that are susceptible to wear aren't really covered by the armor.




  
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Jan 24, 2014 11:14 |  #4

oharing wrote in post #16632605 (external link)
Which protective cover do you recommend for Canon 5D? I would like my camera body to be protected while shooting weddings.

What do you feel you need to protect your camera against with such a device? I've done many weddings (and many other things) with my old film cameras and except for a little wear of the paint, there has been no functional damage to them from the use. In fact, I still have the (Nikon F) cameras and I bought them in 1967. They are still fully functional.


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Jan 24, 2014 11:31 |  #5

oharing wrote in post #16632605 (external link)
Which protective cover do you recommend for Canon 5D? I would like my camera body to be protected while shooting weddings.

I have seen one called "Ape" and another called "Delkin".

Here are the links:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …98906&is=REG&Q=​&A=details (external link)

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …66720&is=REG&Q=​&A=details (external link)

Have you ever used any of these? Can you recommend one for me?

Thanks soooo much!

The most effective camera cases on the market are Ikelite housings (external link), intended to protect cameras in underwater use.

Outex (external link) also makes camera covers, along with Think Tank (external link).

However, these brands are for severe protection from severe weather.

A less expensive camera cover comes from OP/Tech (external link).

Otherwise, camera covers and cases generally went out of fashion decades ago, when the era of leather cases faded.




  
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Jan 24, 2014 16:02 |  #6

Xyclopx wrote in post #16632794 (external link)
I used one before years ago when I bought my first dslr (a 40d). It made the body very bulky and felt crappy. Buttons were harder to use too though they did work.

Very not recommended. Just use your camera and earn your battle scars. I've always been envious of seeing the rubbings and scratched I see on pro equipment. Looks cool.

It does look cool... I agree.. My problem is that my camera fell a few days ago. Nothing happened but I just want to make sure that nothing will happen in the future....


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Jan 24, 2014 16:03 |  #7

DC Fan wrote in post #16632938 (external link)
The most effective camera cases on the market are Ikelite housings (external link), intended to protect cameras in underwater use.

Outex (external link) also makes camera covers, along with Think Tank (external link).

However, these brands are for severe protection from severe weather.

A less expensive camera cover comes from OP/Tech (external link).

Otherwise, camera covers and cases generally went out of fashion decades ago, when the era of leather cases faded.

Thanks so much! You have helped me a lot!


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Jan 24, 2014 16:09 |  #8

oharing wrote in post #16633724 (external link)
It does look cool... I agree.. My problem is that my camera fell a few days ago. Nothing happened but I just want to make sure that nothing will happen in the future....

That sort of armor does little to protect from a fall. Its more for scuff resistance.




  
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Jan 24, 2014 16:22 |  #9

oharing wrote in post #16633724 (external link)
It does look cool... I agree.. My problem is that my camera fell a few days ago. Nothing happened but I just want to make sure that nothing will happen in the future....

Do you use a neck strap and/or a hand strap while using the camera?

The best protection for a camera that is not is use but is being carried is a padded top-loading shoulder bag.


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Jan 24, 2014 18:26 |  #10

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Do you use a neck strap and/or a hand strap while using the camera?

The best protection for a camera that is not is use but is being carried is a padded top-loading shoulder bag.

Yes, you are totally right. They can be heavy after having the camera on your neck for 6-8 hours...


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