- At A Glance
- Courtroom trials and hearings.
- Theatre productions.
- Conference sessions/meetings.
- Undercover work.
- Sensitive wildlife.
- When photographers are also collecting audio.
The Camera Muzzle has also been used as a camera protector in freezing weather, the dust and impact of war coverage and in a least one instance of hurricane coverage.
- Velcro tabs and velcro slot on left side
- Stretchy gusset on right side
- Vertical zipper under lens port for ease of mounting
- Viewfinder hole and clear window for LCD screens
- Included padded insert useful for dampening lenses
- Padded insert has a clear window running the entire length on the top side
This product was added 18:58 October 14th, 2010
|LCD Window||Approx. 2.5" x 2.25"|
|Maximum Inner Diameter||Approx. 4-5"|
“Pricey but works well”A review, by Kevin
(Posted on 1/18/11)
Compared to the traditional box blimp for studios, this is more versatile and less expensive (~80% less), but is still costly. The muzzle is a two-part affair, one for the body, and one for a lens. It seems extremely well sewn, important since you stress the seams when fitting it over a pro DSLR camera body.
The body bag zips over the body, and has an elastic opening for you to insert your hand to shoot. The lens sleeve fit easily over my 70-200 lens, but is too snug for a 200 f/2, my brightest big glass, which I need in theatre. Since dark and quiet are often expected together (like in theatre), I'd love to see a larger sleeve as an accessory, like some of the rain gear is made for shooting outdoors. And a shorter sleeve would be good too, as it's going to tough to bunch this up over shorter glass such as wide angle lenses.
I used a sound-level meter to measure the difference with the muzzle on/off my gear. Using the A band (normal hearing range), I measured an average 65dB using a Nikon D3 with a 70-200 VR2 lens WITHOUT the muzzle, 53dB WITH the muzzle, a 12dB drop. It's certainly still very audible, so it's not going to cut sound off, but 10dB cuts the perceived sound level by half, so it's a big improvement. It's a good option for people wanting to cut down on those glares or preempt a negative maestro.