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May 18, 2011 21:23 |  #1

Thinking about buying one of these for my 70-200 2.8 IS MKII anyone care to tell me how they like theirs? I was looking at them at B&H and think I will go with the forest green the rain is like $10 more and they are already spendy

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May 19, 2011 03:23 |  #2

Love the one on my 300, although I think the Realtree is much better than the forest green.


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May 19, 2011 03:39 |  #3

Love mine. I have the forest green one. Dont really have a preference for a camouflage pattern, i use it mostly to protect the lens from bumps and scratches.


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May 19, 2011 04:42 as a reply to  @ Mjolnir's post |  #4

I have a Realtree one for my 70-200 f/2.8 IS and I love it. It's great for protection and it makes the lens stand out less. Yes, they are a bit expensive, but for the price, the (resell) value of the lens remains much higher. Also in winter, I find it more comfy to hold.

As for patterns, I'd stay away from black or white. It looks cheap IMO. Forest green or any camo is much nicer. But it's all a matter of personal taste of course :)


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May 19, 2011 05:19 |  #5

I only have one on my 500L. Mainly because of the weight of the lens. When I am handholding the lens, I tend to put more pressure on it, and I could see my wedding ring eventually taking a chunk out of it. Lenscoat solves the problem. Plus it's more comfortable to hold period.


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May 19, 2011 08:39 |  #6

Hey Mike---I have one on my 500 (RT Advantage)---the main reason for me is the protection from scratches and bumps---spendy but worthwhile---




  
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May 19, 2011 12:44 |  #7

Go for it! Another Realtree advantage user:

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For me its not just the protection and the fact that they break up the big white lens view - but also the thermal isolation. L metal is white and very cold and even on a day that is not that chilly the metal can cool very fast, leaving you needing gloves; the lenscoat is a great barrier against that and remains far warmer in the hand.

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May 19, 2011 12:53 |  #8

I love mine.

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May 19, 2011 12:58 |  #9

I should note, now that I recall, that the only downside to the lens-coats is that once the rear section is added you can't add/remove the tripod collar without removing that coat section first. This it means you'll end up with your tripod collar as a permanent mount on the lens (not much trouble as you can just rotate it out of the way).
The tripod collar section (that you can see on mine) is also stick on based not slip on and thus is the only part of the lenscoat setup that is a permanent change (you can remove it, but of course you'll have to clean up the glue on the collar and either get a new one or apply new glue to reattach it - thus its best considered a permanent change).


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May 19, 2011 16:00 |  #10

Well I ordered the forest green one the other day I wasn't going to spend the extra $10 LOL I guess I am just plain cheap.




  
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May 19, 2011 16:01 |  #11

Why not use the coat on your hood?

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May 19, 2011 17:15 |  #12

Tanglefoot47 wrote in post #12441847 (external link)
Why not use the coat on your hood?

Mike

I do use it for the hood. It's just at the time I took the photo, it was off. :)




  
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May 19, 2011 22:43 |  #13

I have one (Realtree) on the 500L, love it. I don't know what the 70-200 one is like, but on the 500 it has the piece that sticks to the tripod collar. I didn't use this piece as I didn't want it permanent or remove the sticky later.


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May 19, 2011 23:03 |  #14

Are these sticky, like they will leave a residue?


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May 20, 2011 03:38 |  #15

torvaterra wrote in post #12444039 (external link)
Are these sticky, like they will leave a residue?

It is pretty sticky stuff but I can't see why you would want to remove it. In the very unlikely event I ever sell the 500 ("from my cold dead hands!") the coat would go with it. As this is mainly a nature lens it is an advantage in having one fitted


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