You spent big money on your new DSLR. Now consider spending just a little more to protect it.
A few months back, Scott Elowitz of LensCoat was kind enough to show me the BodyGuard Pro CB. It’s a neoprene cover that fits over your camera while attached to a lens. There is a clear back that lets you see the LCD, even while the cover is on.
The BodyGuard Pro CB offers strategically placed slits on the sides for additional access to buttons and switches. The shutter button can easily be depressed through the neoprene or by sliding you finger under the cover.
When I first saw this cover, I thought – why would you ever take it off? When you decide to sell your cameras at upgrade time, buyers prefer cameras in pristine condition. This cover will help protect against the inevitable scratches, dents, and dings you get during daily use of your gear.
There are other benefits. Dust and dirt are your camera’s main enemies. Not only can dust and dirt cause you to spend time cleaning your sensor, they can gum up the works in your camera in general. Keeping the BodyGuard Pro CB on your camera reduces the amount of dust and dirt that get to your camera.
In certain situations you want to keep shutter noise to a minimum and the BodyGuard Pro CB helps reduce shutter noise. Also while not water tight the neoprene material keeps most wet weather off the camera body.
While I try to keep the BodyGuard Pro CB on my camera bodies most of the time, they are very easy to take on and off. There’s even access points for flash and camera straps.
The BodyGuard Pro CB is available in black and in camo, and fits most Nikon and Canon pro bodies or prosumer bodies with grips attached. You can check them out in the OPG store here: BodyGuard Pro CB
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