Would you pimp your camera out with a permanent design?

8 years 5 months ago #260772 by PhotographyTalk


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If cell phones and laptops can have their own product skins, it stands to reason that cameras can too! PimpYourCam.com is offering a unique way to make photography even more fun by adding a splash of color and personality to your Nikon D4 or Nikon 1 camera . Currently, it looks like this service is only available for these two camera models and (just announced) for 70-200mm and 80-200mm lenses. PimpYourCam.com has also just announced a new Christmas offer lasting from today through December 20 in which they will pimp your 70-200mm or 80-200mm in camoflage design for €450.

PimpYourCam.com is a team of two consisting of German photographer and author Jens Brüggermann and airbrush artist Torsten Rachu. The duo work together to transform mundane looking cameras into their own works of art. Not only will it give your camera a true personality, but it will also help it to stand out against the masses and make it less likely to be stolen. Who else is going to mistake a camoflage-coated or spray painted camera for their own?

How it works is simple: prospective customers can head to PimpYourCam.com and choose from established designs or use the configurator to submit their own specifications. Within the configurator, choose from a variety of colors, a matt or glossy surface, and either submit your own design or choose from pre-selected ones such as Graffiti, Abstratct, Manga, Vintage, Comic, or more. Cost-wise, it's about €800 to custom design a camera skin, €600 for a small lens, and €700 for a large lens.

It looks to us like PimpYourCam.com does permanent designs on your camera gear, which makes us wonder if LensCoat removable lens covers might be a better alternative for those who just want a temporary design on their gear with the added benefit of protection.

What do you think about adding a permanent splash of color and personality to your camera or lens?


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8 years 5 months ago #260790 by Archie
I would love to see the process of how they do this. Pretty pricey, but I guess it would need to be with that painted on.


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8 years 5 months ago #260793 by Crammer
I like the look, but just not 100% I would spend that kind of cash on that.


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8 years 5 months ago #260801 by Todd Knight
Don't get me wrong, it looks nice. Something that would look great behind glass. However I would be so concerned about scratching it! Then that $1000 paint job is down the drain. :toetap:


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8 years 5 months ago #260803 by KCook
No. But I wish camera makers offered more color choices.

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8 years 5 months ago #260825 by Darrell
Would not interest me at all, I would rather buy a new lens....

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8 years 5 months ago #260905 by Eric A
The only other color I would consider for camera would be red

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8 years 5 months ago #260908 by Joves
Not for me at all. I like my camera to be inconspicuous, and that means it looks like every other camera.


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8 years 5 months ago #260958 by Crazyguy
Pretty too look at, but not for me. I'd be afraid to scratch it!

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8 years 5 months ago #260982 by studiotoffa
If I only would use my camera as an eyepiece or conversation topic, then I think I might do it, but since art work don't help in any way the photography, I see no use for it. As with LensCoat there is a use as they make it possible to apply camo to ones gear to help in situations where that would benefit. Also one can remove LensCoat covers when not needed.

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8 years 5 months ago #261000 by Sandy Smith Photos
I think if you are a indoor fashion photographer or solely focused on portraits, then this would be great. Shooting anything outdoors would only destroy this beautiful work. I do like the look, but find it unpractical.


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8 years 5 months ago #261054 by Jerry Miller
I think that is so slick! But how durable is it?


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8 years 5 months ago #261062 by John Landolfi
Try to resell it after it's painted....


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8 years 5 months ago #261081 by Danny Carson
:agree: so true. I'm a wacky sort of guy and I wouldn't mind this, but there is no way I would drop that kind of cash for the look. I'd rather buy a flash or down payment on a nice lens.


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8 years 5 months ago #261112 by Henry Peach
I replaced the stock leatherette on my Widelux F6 with emerald green, simulated lizard skin leather. But that only cost me $26. I like pimped out cameras, but I wouldn't be inclined to pay much. Maybe do the painting myself?

I like Wonderpuss Octopuss's painted cameras

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