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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Has anyone used the Camskns camera and lens covers


These look nice, but wondered if anyone has experienced them. Specifically curious about using on the rf 100-500. Thanks.


Sep 20, 2023 at 07:58 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Has anyone used the Camskns camera and lens covers


I have camskin on my R3 protects well took me over an hour to apply.
https://macwest.prodibi.com/a/wom94qv8m9e62zw?s=jnz%2FM4hkNf9oJs1L9j%2BZjAIXrfXp1kFk0haky2qIVl0%3D



Sep 28, 2023 at 03:19 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Has anyone used the Camskns camera and lens covers


Thanks. It looks good.

Any idea of how it works on the 100-500 lens? I emailed the company and they claimed that the zoom can be operated with the cover on the part that moves in and out, but would like to know if that is a fact from someone's experience.

It might "work", but with the cover on that shaft, could it affect the lens in a negative and unintended consequence?

Maybe too paranoid. I really like the way the Camskns can cover the whole lens, and, if it works as they claim, it would be a better option, in my opinion, than the Lens Coat version. I hate the Lens Coat fabric that bunches up as you zoom. My zoom is tight enough as it is. Adding the fabric sleeve makes it even more cumbersome to operate.



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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Has anyone used the Camskns camera and lens covers


I use Lens Coats on my large lenses, but not on sections of lens barrel that slide inside other sections of the lens barrel. For example, my EF 100-400L IS II has covers on most parts, but not on the extending lens tube. Of course, LC doesn't provide a cover for the extending tube, as there's no way it would fit. OTOH, I'd probably tear it off, the first time a cover bunched up on me.

The Camskns look relatively thin, but I would not put them on a section of sliding barrel. The lens gasket between the sliding and fixed parts of the lens barrel, keeps out dust and is adjacent to (or part of) the zoom lock that prevents the barrel from sliding out 'on its own'. The skin around a sliding setion of the barrel may well fit inside the fixed barrel, but anything that increases the diameter of the sliding part will increase wear on the gasket. I can see two likely outcomes: (1) the gasket wears a bit, but still works with the slightly-increased lens diameter, or (2) the the gasket falls apart and then you have the legendary 'Dust Trombone'. So, it depends on how the gasket material wears; graceful degradation vs. falling apart. Time will tell. You could be part of the experiment.



Sep 29, 2023 at 07:20 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Has anyone used the Camskns camera and lens covers


Personally, I am a big fan of the Outdoor UK lens covers. They are a thicker and more durable neoprene than Lenscoat. For the extending lenses like the 100-500 they offer a "netting" though as J and others have observed, I don't think they're necessary. The downsides with wraps other than the gasket issue is they are slippery when wet and offer no protection against bumps.

https://www.outdoorphotographygear.co.uk/otheritems.html



Sep 29, 2023 at 10:05 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Has anyone used the Camskns camera and lens covers


jcolwell, I was concerned about the effect it would have if I wrapped the sliding section of the lens. I think you described my concern.

I will probably pass on being the guinea pig. .




Sep 30, 2023 at 07:17 AM







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