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Camera Armour

I used a product called Armor to protect my Nikon from knocks and scratches. It was made from a silicone skin and was made to incorporate all of the buttons, dials and back screen. It fitted like a glove. 7 years on, when the cover came off, the body was unmarked and in mint condition.

I have been looking on Amazon and eBay for a replacement to protect the E-M1 but so far have not found it being sold anywhere. They do one for the OM10 and the PEN, but not the E-M1. Can someone please point me in the right direction or suggest an alternative?
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Re: Camera Armour

Never heard of one before. Would be useful if in a tough environment.

Does it impede the camera use at all...
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Re: Camera Armour

What's annoying is that they are made for Nikon, Canon

EasyCover Silicone Armor Skin Case Cover Protector for Canon EOS 760D Camera - Camouflage https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B014VMAD..._s0bLzb6480DBV
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Re: Camera Armour

I think the problem is the removable battery grip would mean having two "armours"

I've got one of these on the E-P5 and it has saved it from a few knocks

https://www.amazon.co.uk/E-M1-Mark-A.../dp/B01N3A6W85
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Never heard of one before. Would be useful if in a tough environment.

Does it impede the camera use at all...
Not on the Nikon, as the silicone rubber fitted all of dials, buttons, battery door, screen etc. It might not suit everyone's taste as it hid the Nikon brand from view. I felt less intimidated going into a bird hide, congregated by the 'Big Ma' fraternity. You know how they all look at what gear you have. Anyway I now have an Olympus to show off
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I think the problem is the removable battery grip would mean having two "armours"

I've got one of these on the E-P5 and it has saved it from a few knocks

https://www.amazon.co.uk/E-M1-Mark-A.../dp/B01N3A6W85
Thank you Graham for explaining the problem and for supplying the link. A classy looking piece of kit, strong and sturdy looking.
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