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westr70

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Lens coat, any good?
« on: October 09, 2012, 12:34:29 PM »
I'd like to cover my Canon 100-400IS f4.5/5.6 with camo cover for both nature and urban usage.  The reviews I've seen (Amazon) aren't particularly good.  I'd like some reviews from first hand experience.

Any input is appreciated.
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Lens coat, any good?
« on: October 09, 2012, 12:34:29 PM »

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Re: Lens coat, any good?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2012, 09:50:40 PM »
Tell ya what works on my 300/4.0USM

I've got a length of camo cloth - tiger stripe camo to be exact - got it sewn into a "tube" and elastic put in both ends.  Done.  Works great.

I've also got a "green ghost" woodland camo personal blind, with extension for as long a lens as you might want, also with elastic on the end.  Its open in back (thank the breeze Gods!) and other than being hotter than two rats humpin' in a wool sock, is a great personal blind.  It fits head to toe, even while on a chair, sitting behind a tripod.... a nice personal piece of cover.... and it works (for the most part).

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Re: Lens coat, any good?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2012, 10:15:08 PM »
Hey CharlieB, that sounds like a great idea.   After hearing about gluing the pieces on AND not having 3 inches of it covered when it was extended made me decide to not get the lens coat.  Your idea is perfect and I have an ex-wife who can sew up a storm and I'll get it done. 

Greatly appreciate it and thanks for help.
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Re: Lens coat, any good?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2012, 10:15:08 PM »