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Gear review – Xsi/450D Camera Armor from Made Products, Inc.


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Made Products Camera Armor for XSi/450D box front view

Item: Xsi/450D Camera Armor from Made Products, Inc.
Price paid: $17.99
Purchased from: AvidmaxOutfitters.com

I stumbled across Camera Armor while searching for some fly fishing gear (shocking, I know). The concept seems good right? Protect your expensive DSLR camera from all life’s little nicks and scratches? But does covering your camera in floppy rubber really work? Read on to find out!

The manufacturers blurb says: Camera Armor for your Canon Xsi will fit your camera like a glove! Invest in the ideal, full-time protection for your Canon. Camera Armor is the lightweight, skin-like covering your camera always wears while you travel, share good times with family and friends, or capture the great outdoors. Its engineered specifically for this popular DSLR model, so you can relax as you shoot, knowing your camera and lens are protected. The precise fit covers all of the important parts of your DSLR camera to protect it from impact, abrasion, dust and fingerprints without sacrificing any necessary camera functions. Camera Armor provides true protection in action and is uniquely designed so all of the camera controls and access ports are completely functional and accessible. Put Camera Armor on your camera and its protected while in a bag, backpack or suitcase, and while you’re getting that perfect shot. Focus on the shot. We’ve got you covered.

Details of this item:
Body Armor: made of elastomeric silicone that fits like a glove over camera body
Lens Armor: a rugged, protective ring that protects the delicate camera lens from impact
Lens Cap Lanyard: a leash that keeps your lens cap close at hand
LCD Shield: mad of sturdy polycarbonate that protects the rear LCD screen from smudges, scratches and abrasionCorners and lenses protected by impact resistant material
Compatible with most tripods and accessories

The instructions are clear which isn’t surprising consider assembly is pretty self explanatory. Basically you just slip on the rubber and your camera is protected. I know what you’re thinking, “That sounds like something I’ve heard before…” well, get your minds out of the gutter!

Overall I really like the Camera Armor. The fit on the camera body is pretty good; although slightly loose in places. It’s not sticky or slippery which makes it easy to grip. The poly-carbonate LCD screen protector fits well. My only problem with it is the lens protector ring. Unless it is perfectly aligned it either slips off or interferes with the focus movement. It also makes the lens too wide to fit in my camera bags. It is flexible so you can jam it in but that tends to cause it to slip out of place. Otherwise I love it.

Bottom line; I’d recommend this to a friend. If you’re looking to protect your camera while fishing or hiking this is a great way to do it. Just leave the lens protector ring off and you’re golden!

If you found this review helpful and you’re ready to buy it, consider purchasing it from AvidmaxOutfitters.com. Your purchase helps me keep my site going!

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