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My Delkin Snug-it Pro arrived yesterday: some initial thoughts.

Thursday, September 15, 2011 by  
Filed under Daily Blog

September
15
2011

As I mentioned in Monday’s blog, I had scary experience over the weekend with my camera. Basically I thought I might have ruined the camera because water and sweat entered it through the small spaces surrounding all the buttons and dials, rendering the camera useless. Thankfully the camera was OK after I cleaned and dried it, but there’s no doubt in my mind that if I continue to subject it to that kind of abuse it’s going to become an expensive brick.

Delkin Snug It Pro Skin installed on my Canon 60D DSLR

Delkin Snug It Pro Skin installed on my Canon 60D DSLR

After some research I ordered the Delkin Snug It Pro Skin for the Canon 60D DSLR (the Snug It Pro skins are available for lots of other DSLRs, too). The skin arrived yesterday afternoon, and it took just a couple of minutes to install. The skin fits quite tightly around the body of the camera, and covers just about every possible part of the body (including the hot shoe) without hindering usability. The main thing I was looking for was protection from moisture and sand entering the camera through the spaces surrounding the buttons, and this skin looks like it’s going to do the trick: all the buttons are now completely covered by the waterproof skin. Also included is a protective cover for the large articulating screen on the back of the camera, which installs just like one of the screen protectors you would put on your smartphone.

My only complaint so far is that the button labels are just molded into the skin, and they can be difficult to see. I’ve been using the camera long enough that I know what all the buttons do anyway, but if I didn’t that could be potentially frustrating in low-light conditions.

As you can see in the photo there is sand in the grooves of the lens and in a couple of other places, too–and this is after I cleaned it. It’s amazing how dirty cameras can get when used outdoors. I think this inexpensive product is going to save me a small fortune in repair costs.

This morning I’m going to put it to a real test and hit the trails with the camera mounted to my chest using the Cotton Carrier.

John Stone Fitness Comments

2 Responses to “My Delkin Snug-it Pro arrived yesterday: some initial thoughts.”
    • I still use my GoPro when I go to more technical trails, but I take my DSLR to Wekiwa most of the time these days. I do, however, have quite a few GoPro videos of Wekiwa, Soldiers Creek and the Mt. Dora trails (as well as a few other places). Check out the video page on this site, they are all there. 🙂

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