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Pimped my lens!
« on: August 22, 2013, 09:25:43 PM »
I thought this fabulous lens (canon 200-400) needed a fabulous lens coat. . . .

Lenscoat and the others that sell these things don't have much besides bland colors and camo and are fairly expensive. I saved about $50 doing it myself and have something unique now. I know, I know what's $50 bucks after spending an arm and a leg on the lens but every bit counts . . . .

So, I bought some neoprene (3mm), seam seal and seam tape. I made this in about an hour. I don't do a whole lot of wildlife, mainly sports so no need for camo - just want some extra protection. . . .

I might re-do the top piece - working around the bump out for the tele-converter was tricky. . . . I'm also thinking about using the leftover pieces to make some cool clothes for the kids . . .

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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2013, 09:43:03 PM »
Looks great. You can now shoot zebras unnoticed.

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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2013, 10:41:05 PM »
I love this. Doing things just for the hell of it. BTW it looks great!
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2013, 10:58:43 PM »
Looks great, very creative.

I do shoot wildlife, and I think you need to send the lens my way for a real field trip.  I'll get it back safe and sound in a few years.

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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2013, 02:47:35 AM »
Nice!  ;D
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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2013, 05:42:48 AM »
Very neatly done and it looks great.
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2013, 06:18:40 AM »
Neat  8)

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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2013, 06:37:38 AM »
Fine, if you are standing among zebras.
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2013, 07:19:12 AM »
Cool !  8)

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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2013, 08:03:59 AM »
I thought this fabulous lens (canon 200-400) needed a fabulous lens coat. . . .

Lenscoat and the others that sell these things don't have much besides bland colors and camo and are fairly expensive. I saved about $50 doing it myself and have something unique now. I know, I know what's $50 bucks after spending an arm and a leg on the lens but every bit counts . . . .

So, I bought some neoprene (3mm), seam seal and seam tape. I made this in about an hour. I don't do a whole lot of wildlife, mainly sports so no need for camo - just want some extra protection. . . .

I might re-do the top piece - working around the bump out for the tele-converter was tricky. . . . I'm also thinking about using the leftover pieces to make some cool clothes for the kids . . .

it looks cool as a wildlife photographer...but you may get some odd looks on the sports sidelines. :o
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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2013, 08:32:08 AM »
OP, with all due respect, I think that's just rediculous.  ;)
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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2013, 08:46:46 AM »
Looks great. You can now shoot zebras unnoticed.

Fine, if you are standing among zebras.

This would allow stand in the middle of zebras and shoot the approaching lions without spooking the lions. :)

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« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2013, 08:54:21 AM »
Fine, if you are standing among zebras.
I beg to differ. You'd very easily lose the lens then!

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« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2013, 09:44:23 AM »
Fine, if you are standing among zebras.

This would allow stand in the middle of zebras and shoot the approaching lions without spooking the lions. :)

Only thing is that a two legged zebra is a slow zebra, which = lion's next meal.

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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2013, 10:13:31 AM »
I thought this fabulous lens (canon 200-400) needed a fabulous lens coat. . . .

Lenscoat and the others that sell these things don't have much besides bland colors and camo and are fairly expensive. I saved about $50 doing it myself and have something unique now. I know, I know what's $50 bucks after spending an arm and a leg on the lens but every bit counts . . . .

So, I bought some neoprene (3mm), seam seal and seam tape. I made this in about an hour. I don't do a whole lot of wildlife, mainly sports so no need for camo - just want some extra protection. . . .

I might re-do the top piece - working around the bump out for the tele-converter was tricky. . . . I'm also thinking about using the leftover pieces to make some cool clothes for the kids . . .

it looks cool as a wildlife photographer...but you may get some odd looks on the sports sidelines. :o

Thanks, better to be noticed than ran over on the sideline of a HS football game . . . Also helps when you are trying to sell images if they recognize you.

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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2013, 10:13:31 AM »