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bigbluebear
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Hello,

I read on another site about people who were making their own lens covers. Has anyone done this? I'm thinking of giving it a try as a simple weekend project.

They have fabric in 2mm and 3mm. Not sure what thickness is preferred. Suggestions?

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1160305



Sep 18, 2012 at 07:43 PM
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A suggestion. Since that forum you point to has info about this topic, why don't you ask there?

Good luck,

Dan



Sep 18, 2012 at 08:36 PM
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My purpose was also to share with others on this forum that may not be aware of this DIY.


Sep 18, 2012 at 08:38 PM
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I haven't tried it myself but found this thread a while back. Hope it helps.

http://www.birdphotographers.net/forums/showthread.php/6283-Flexible-hood-for-500mm-f-4-lens-Make-your-own



Sep 18, 2012 at 08:49 PM
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I think it is a pretty good idea to DIY a lens cover, if one desires to provide some protection for the lens finish, with a minimum expenditure of time and money.

However, I do not see why one must use a camo patterned neoprene ? A solid/subdued colour of some sort with no pattern would probably look aesthetically most pleasing and it would not draw as much attention as camo covers do.

However, if I wanted to draw attention to my "big guns", I'd rather do it with a Scottish tartan of some sort than with a camo pattern.



Sep 18, 2012 at 09:42 PM
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Here's my entry. I posted this a while back during a lens coat discussion.
I think the post speaks for itself.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1067482/0#10157796

Al



Sep 18, 2012 at 09:59 PM
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maybe a selection like this?








Sep 18, 2012 at 10:00 PM
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Does anyone make the material to match the off-white lens color?

EBH



Sep 18, 2012 at 11:11 PM
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You can definitely make them. I just made a small one for my ZA24 lens. Seattle Fabrics has a decent selection of neoprene, some in camo patterns.

I also like having a few squares of neoprene sitting on my work bench for setting cameras or lenses down on...



Sep 18, 2012 at 11:13 PM
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EB-1 wrote:
Does anyone make the material to match the off-white lens color?

EBH


Me too. I'm thinking of trying the white or the bison color. Here's what seattle fabrics carry








Sep 18, 2012 at 11:23 PM
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or just buy some camo gaffer tape


Sep 19, 2012 at 12:45 AM
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pipspeak wrote:
or just buy some camo gaffer tape


Doesn't that leave residue? Also not as nice to the touch. Lol



Sep 19, 2012 at 12:46 AM
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Nothing beats neoprene, especially in cold weather. It slips on and off in seconds. I find it makes handling my 500 f/4 lens a lot easier.
As the owner of a construction company, arm strength is not an issue, and I still welcome the cushioned feeling of the neoprene. Besides it looks a lot better than some gooey tape.

Al



Sep 19, 2012 at 01:07 AM
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datousteve wrote:
My purpose was also to share with others on this forum that may not be aware of this DIY.


Oh, I misread "I read on another site about people who were making their own lens covers. Has anyone done this? I'm thinking of giving it a try as a simple weekend project. They have fabric in 2mm and 3mm. Not sure what thickness is preferred. Suggestions?" as a question about how to do this. Silly me... ;-)

Dan



Sep 19, 2012 at 02:16 AM





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