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Skin cover for 5d3 / 1dx
« on: July 05, 2012, 09:50:33 AM »
Would anyone know if skin covers for either of these cameras are available anywhere? I searched and failed.
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Skin cover for 5d3 / 1dx
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Re: Skin cover for 5d3 / 1dx
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2012, 12:49:58 PM »
Would anyone know if skin covers for either of these cameras are available anywhere? I searched and failed.
Thx.

YES!!!!! Please, please, please speak up if you know of a skin. Also, screen protectors for the 1DX. I have an extra XO Skin for my 5D3 that I think will cover the main screen and the top screen.
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Re: Skin cover for 5d3 / 1dx
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2012, 08:36:41 PM »
Would anyone know if skin covers for either of these cameras are available anywhere? I searched and failed.
Thx.

YES!!!!! Please, please, please speak up if you know of a skin. Also, screen protectors for the 1DX. I have an extra XO Skin for my 5D3 that I think will cover the main screen and the top screen.

I've never seen the point in screen protectors for a camera. #1, my screen never gets scratched, and thats with professional use, #2, if it does get scratched... so what? The screen doesn't take the photo. Who cares? The camera is a tool. A carpenter doesn't put a protective cover on his hammer so the nail doesn't scratch it up. :P

As far as a skin is concerned, sure, who doesn't want flames on their camera? But for the price I'm sure they would charge, no thanks.
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Re: Skin cover for 5d3 / 1dx
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2012, 04:28:56 AM »
I've never seen the point in screen protectors for a camera. #1, my screen never gets scratched, and thats with professional use, #2, if it does get scratched... so what? The screen doesn't take the photo. Who cares? The camera is a tool. A carpenter doesn't put a protective cover on his hammer so the nail doesn't scratch it up. :P

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I heard the 5D Mark III screen would be more scratch-resistant. Not so.
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Re: Skin cover for 5d3 / 1dx
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2012, 09:01:31 AM »
I've never seen the point in screen protectors for a camera. #1, my screen never gets scratched, and thats with professional use, #2, if it does get scratched... so what? The screen doesn't take the photo. Who cares? The camera is a tool. A carpenter doesn't put a protective cover on his hammer so the nail doesn't scratch it up. :P

As far as a skin is concerned, sure, who doesn't want flames on their camera? But for the price I'm sure they would charge, no thanks.

He would if the hammer cost $6800! As for Screen protectors, That is a no brainer. I think not doing because the price is the epitome of "penny wise and dollar dumb"
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Re: Skin cover for 5d3 / 1dx
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2012, 09:58:03 AM »
I'm sure XO will come out with some 1DX skins in the next few weeks.  I used their screen protector on the 5D3 and I highly recommend them.

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Re: Skin cover for 5d3 / 1dx
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2012, 06:01:40 AM »
I have three bodies I carry for safaries. I drive and the cameras are either in the back seat of the driver seat.
The skins help a lot in avoiding wear and tear.
And yes, I want my cameras to look as good as possible for re sale. Anything wrong with that? :)

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Re: Skin cover for 5d3 / 1dx
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2012, 06:01:40 AM »

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Re: Skin cover for 5d3 / 1dx
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2012, 06:04:03 AM »
Oh and I am not talking about SCREEN/LCD covers. I want to protect the whole body from scratches..

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Re: Skin cover for 5d3 / 1dx
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2012, 10:58:11 AM »
Have you found anything sanj?

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Re: Skin cover for 5d3 / 1dx
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2012, 11:08:16 AM »
Oh and I am not talking about SCREEN/LCD covers. I want to protect the whole body from scratches..

Oh the whole body, lol.  I bought some screen protectors off eBay (3 sets for $5 and that's both LCD's) and they work great, but haven't seen any body skins.
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Re: Skin cover for 5d3 / 1dx
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2012, 11:38:16 AM »
how about screen protectors for the 1D X?  I wasn't looking for a full body cover...  just ones that protect all 3 LCDs.

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Re: Skin cover for 5d3 / 1dx
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2012, 03:46:08 PM »
how about screen protectors for the 1D X?  I wasn't looking for a full body cover...  just ones that protect all 3 LCDs.

I just but one on amazon for lets say an Ipad or I phone and then trace it out and cut to the size of screen I need rather than paying more for a special product.
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Re: Skin cover for 5d3 / 1dx
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2012, 03:57:27 PM »
how about screen protectors for the 1D X?  I wasn't looking for a full body cover...  just ones that protect all 3 LCDs.

I just but one on amazon for lets say an Ipad or I phone and then trace it out and cut to the size of screen I need rather than paying more for a special product.

The first set I bought was generic and cut them to fit too, but found 3 sets of custom precut ones for 5 bucks.
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Re: Skin cover for 5d3 / 1dx
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Re: Skin cover for 5d3 / 1dx
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2013, 11:24:29 PM »
Would anyone know if skin covers for either of these cameras are available anywhere? I searched and failed.
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Sanj, I know this post is really old but if you're still looking for a skin cover, I found one for the 5DIII on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008FUZ06G/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1RUOWZ2794IXS

I guess this would just be for future owners looking for a similar thing
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Re: Skin cover for 5d3 / 1dx
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2013, 12:15:00 AM »
actually the silcone skins are WORSE because dust etc gets trapped between the body and the skin and so it becomes more like encasing your camera in sandpaper.
A much better ligthweight protection i have found are the lenscoat body bags
http://www.lenscoat.com/bodybag-black-p-478.html

they are well made tough, light weight, reasonably priced and provide very good protection
My wife has one on her 5Dmk3 and 24-70 and I have one on the EOS-M (The PS large fits this really well)
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Re: Skin cover for 5d3 / 1dx
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2013, 12:15:00 AM »