Sex Talk coming up…
In this post I’m going to talk about DSLR protective rubber cases aka Camera Condoms.
First of all: Yes, I admit it, I have one.
Why? Because when I bought my camera (It was second-hand), one came with it. It looked kind of nice and I decided to use it.
For me it makes the camera bigger – as I have kind of big hands, it increases the grip.
You still don’t know what I’m talking about? Ok, fine. Let me show you my little red rebel.
A neat 360 of my precious.
So, now you know – it looks stupid!
What will it actually protect?
Erm… nothing. It keeps the body “fresh” and all the texts, pictures and buttons clean.
Will it protect my camera from water damage or keep the dust away?
Nope. This condom makes it even worse actually. All the dust and water will get between the body and the rubber, so you don’t even know what’s going on beneath the shiny surface.
Why upside down? Because my tripod lets me.
Why infrared? Because I can!
So in conclusion I’d like to say that if you buy a new camera and if you want to keep it “fresh” – Yes! You should also get a condom to decrease your camera’s wear level. But what’s the point in keeping it “fresh” if you actually never see what’s going on under there?
In my opinion the condom is not a mandatory or necessary gadget – better get a wireless remote for the same money. On the other hand if you buy a camera and think that you’d like to sell it one day – the condom is a perfect way to protect the expensive looks.
Oh. One more thing – I use the rubber to cover my camera so people on the street (other photographers) wont recognize my camera’s model at the first sight (I don’t know, why I do it).
About the red color: If I drop my camera in a haystack or leave it somewhere, it’s easier to find.
Contrast – you know!
If some of you still have questions about why I use it or what good does it do – let me know.
In the meantime…
Big big thanks to http://aclickatatime.wordpress.com for her camera to take the pictures.
All shots made with 50mm (kind of broken) Canon lens + on one shot HOYA IR.