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PortaBrace Polar Bear Camera Cover for Sony PXW-FS5 Camera

PortaBrace Polar Bear Camera Cover for Sony PXW-FS5 Camera
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PortaBrace POL-FS5 Overview

The POL-FS5 Polar Bear Camera Cover is designed to keep the Sony PXW-FS5 warm in cold temperatures. It has a black nylon fabric exterior and is thickly padded and constructed of high-loft insulation. The interior is lined with a temperature-stabilizing, phase-change material (PCM) that helps keep warm air in the camera chamber. Air activated warmers can be placed inside the case to maintain interior temperatures in extreme cold temperatures.
The POL-FS5 can be used with a matte box or standard lens. The attached insulated lens cover protects the lens in transport and prevents condensation from forming when bringing the camera and Polar Bear case in from the cold. Touch Fastener strips line the interior of the Polar Bear for arranging optional air activated hand-warmers. Two-hand openings at the lens and one by the viewfinder are enclosed with cotton cuffs that keep hands warm.
The POL-FS5 has three sets of zippers that make it simple to put the cover on and take it off. The snug bottom zipper around the tripod plate, keeping out the cold when using the camera on a tripod.

Key Features
  • Keeps camera functioning properly in extreme cold temperatures
  • Interior pockets hold air-activated hand warmers for extra warmth
  • For use on tripod or shoulder-mount
  • Use with matte box or standard lens
UPC: 877547025229

PortaBrace POL-FS5 Specs

Weight15.87 oz
MaterialNylon fabric
Carrying Case
TypeWeather protective cover
Recommended UseFor camcorder
ProtectionWeatherproof, cold-resistant
Closure TypeZipper, touch fastener
Additional CompartmentsInternal pockets
Included AccessoriesHeatsink
Compatibility Information
Designed forSony XDCAM PXW-FS5, PXW-FS5K
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.8 x 9.5 x 9.1"

PortaBrace POL-FS5 Reviews

It's Great!

By Bluff Photo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-03-29

One of those purchases that you will know it if you need it, total specialty item. Purchased this for filming skiing and snowboarding in the backcountry with lots of exposure to fresh powder and cold temps. This cover is great to keep moisture and snow away from the camera and utilizing hand-warmer inserts to keep both your hand warm on the hand grip as well as the battery area and camera in general. The fleece lined hand openings are fantastic. The Velcro is bombproof, but does require two hands to open some flaps, so if one hand in inside holding the side grip, you may have to pull it out to use both hands to open a flap to hit other buttons. Short lenses with manual aperture can be challenging to adjust as the lens opening part of the cover might be cinched around it and you have to make sure if pulling manual focus that the lens opening is not impeding that area of the lens as well. Plenty of openings and slots to allow external monitors and mounts, plus shotgun mics to be operated while using this cover. Between some shots I would ski while holding this cover and FS5 inside using a generic camera neck strap and the lens sticking out with a regular lens cap - instead I would prefer to get a soft cover lens cap that protects the entire lens from any snow pickup while on the move - that's about using the cover as a complete package and nothing to do with the cover alone. I'd buy it again.

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Will this also fit the Sony FX6?

Will this also fit the Sony FX6?
Asked by: Tobias
NO it will NOT fit the FX6
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2021-02-03
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