The first month I had this on my D5 I tripped and dropped it on a sidewalk. Sinking feeling but no damage, I quickly resumed shooting and was super grateful I purchased this item. Like any rubber protector around anything valuable, if can get occasionally get in the way slightly but the protection it offers is awesome. When covering news I sometimes need to run with two or three bodies w/lenses dangling from my neck. This cover does a great job preventing them from clunking together as I run. Also if you are thinking about resale value, this cover prevents most of the cosmetic wear that can lower your used camera's value.