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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on September 8, 2008
I honestly cannot say enough good things about the Camera Armor. It not only is well designed and protective, it gives full access to all the controls with almost no loss of feel or function.

The sole exception is the dial near the shutter release, which is a bit more difficult to access, but that is a very minor quibble, and well worth the protection for your delicate camera!

The Lens Armor (which is included in the Camera Armor package, and available separately as well) requires a lot of patience, but once it is on the lens properly, it stays put nicely on my 18-200mm VR Nikkor lens (72mm lens opening). I believe the problem "SCOTTGUNN" writes about is because he probably had the much smaller 18-55mm VR lens (with a 52mm lens opening) that comes in the D60 kit. The Lens Armor documentation says it will fit on any lens with a 48-77mm lens opening, but I found that while it took me a while to get it on the larger lens, it was very easy to pop off the smaller one.

Once the Lens Armor was seated properly, it stayed on, and offered protection (and sunshade) just as I'd hoped!

Camera Armor just might be the most valuable item you can find for your DSLR under $50.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on December 17, 2008
Just got the armor and had the same problem with a number of people in that the lens protector would fall off. 18 - 55 mmf lens, D60

Here is what I discovered. I put the lens protector on backwards, then turned it inside out. Now it stays on.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on July 7, 2008
The protector that covers the body is great. It fits perfect, follows every line of the camera like it should and is fitted perfectly.

The lens protector, however, does not fit/stay on the lens. I can get it on the end of the lens, but there is only a tiny portion of the protector that is holding onto the very end of the lens and it falls of with any movement.

It is worth the price to protect the body though, in my opinion
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 6, 2009
This is a good product for the most part.

Bad news first - As you've probably read on most of the reviews here there is a slight problem with the lens armor. First of all... its a glorified lens hood. It doesn't enclose your entire lens and it doesn't keep your lens from getting scratched or anything like that. So its technically not lens armor. What it does do is prevent people, and I'm including myself here, from the general bumps and nudges the lens could receive at any given time. Accidents like turning a corner and hitting your lens happen. If you're looking to protect your lens and all the elements of your lens you'll need to invest in a filter system, or simply a UV filter. This will prevent the glass of your lens from getting unwanted substances as well as microscopic scratches along its surface. You can get these relatively cheap. As for this glorified lens hood its good for that, preventing glare in your photos and like I said earlier a good shock absorber for possible bumps and nudges. That's about all it does. As far as fitting, its a good fit, and mine has never popped off arbitrarily but if its too far back it will affect the lens' zoom capabilities. If you buy a filter system make sure its the proper mm and not a size larger that you have the stretch and pull this hood over. It will often not allow the hood to fit properly and affect the zoom function of your lens.

Side note: One thing that annoys me that might not annoy anyone else is the fact that the armor covers the hot shoe. I use an external flash 85% of the time, and its quite annoying to have to fold back the silicon flap every time I gear up to take photos. This is personal preference, and might not annoy everyone, and I knew when buying this product that it was there. I figured I'd get use to it, but its taking longer than I thought.

Good news - The body armor is stellar. Not not only does this product provide you with a nice grip on your camera that gives you less slippage and more girth to hold on to; it also provides a hard plastic cover for your LCD screen. These are absolute musts. Absolutely. And for a point of security, this product allows for decoration. Look up "Uglify your camera". Should you need that information, this product allows you to make those alterations to deter theft without actually defacing your camera.

Well... I hope this has been helpful for anyone looking to buy this product. Body armor alone is worth the money. The hood is good as long as you're not expecting it to work miracles.

Happy trails
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 18, 2009
This is both a good and bad product. The armor for the body is well designed and helps the D60, which is smaller than a normal SLR, feel more comfortable in my large hands. The lens armor is VERY POORLY designed. It slips off the lens easily and, most importantly, whoever designed it, never tried using it with the flash. IT BLOCKS THE LIGHT FROM THE FLASH so that every picture shot with flash has a dark circle at the bottom. I end up leaving it off the camera most of the time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 11, 2009
This is the perfect way to make sure your Camera Investment stays protected.
My D60 Armor arrived the others day, and it was a snap to install my New Nikon D60,into it's protective armor.
I am careful anyway,but this also should give all us photographers peace of mind,
knowing even if we have butter fingers, and drop our Cameras it will be protected.

Thanks!

SFO 56
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 11, 2009
I got this because i use my camera in action situations where dropping it or hitting it is a likelihood. It's nice but unless you're the clumsy type i feel like it just gets in the way and adds weight to your camera. The lens protector is essentially worthless and is poorly designed so i didnt use that. The body armor interferes with use of some tripods and sometimes the button interface can also get frustrating as the armor will hit other buttons when you're trying to press one. the spinny knob for adjusting settings is also harder to use.
If you're not clumsy and take care of your camera you're better off without this, but if you're the kind of person who drops your camera this could help.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 15, 2009
I take my nikon d60 with me when I hunt waterfowl. This extra protective layer really is nice. Im in a boat and out in the feild. This was also $20+ cheaper than at my local ritz camera store, they also would'nt price match. All in all im very pleased to have a little extra protection for my expensive camera. For the price you cant beat it. Buttons and setting all work as designed and gives the body of the camera a little more mass when holding it too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 15, 2009
I greatly enjoy the camera armour, it has already saved me from some close calls... Making sure that no dents or scrathes get to my camera body is a great relief for me when I am out shooting. It is a little dificult to attatch my camera to my tripod now because the bottom is a little longer than the camera itself but I would rather that than to risk my camera damage :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 23, 2009
This armor will protect your camera from bumps and dings, especially if you shoot alot of outdoors. It also helps keep your grip on the body. I have no problem at all accessing any bottons or controls. The lens armor doesnt stay on very well and gets in the way of the manual focus ring so I put mine directly on the lens hood. It fits great on there. Buy it.
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