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Canon 300mm f/2.8L - Lens Caps without Hood?

 
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Jul 16, 2012 22:21 |  #1

Any options out there? The way I travel the hood is not mounted reversed. So I only have the leather cap over the end of the lens. Would like to see some more protection while traveling.

Anything out there?


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Jul 16, 2012 22:44 |  #2

I have seen people using plastic lids from ice cream containers to protect the front element of large super telephoto lenses. It may not offer the kind of protection you are looking for but still better than nothing and very cheap and yummy too :D


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Jul 16, 2012 22:53 |  #3

Found the Aquatech cap. Seems this is exactly what I need.

That would be cheaper... cut up an ice cream container!


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Jul 16, 2012 22:55 |  #4

lenscoat or optech sells a cap with a hard plastic thingy to protect the front

i can't remember which brand specifically, because i bought both.


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Jul 16, 2012 23:13 |  #5

dinanm3atl wrote in post #14727256 (external link)
Found the Aquatech cap. Seems this is exactly what I need.

That would be cheaper... cut up an ice cream container!

haha when my 200L arrives I will be hunting for a lens cap for it at grocery stores. I am sure I can get quite a lot of ice cream for 45 bucks :D


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Jul 16, 2012 23:14 |  #6

Thanks for the recommendations guys. Appreciate it. And others eventually searching I am sure.


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Jul 17, 2012 00:03 |  #7

dinanm3atl wrote in post #14727319 (external link)
Thanks for the recommendations guys. Appreciate it. And others eventually searching I am sure.

it was lens coat. called a hoodie.

http://www.amazon.com …keywords=lens+c​oat+hoodie (external link)

(was going out to lunch earlier)


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Jul 17, 2012 00:17 |  #8

That is a nifty piece as well!


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Jul 17, 2012 00:28 |  #9

I use this for a few years
http://www.classickitc​hensandmore.com …-covers-rubber-p-881.html (external link)


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Jul 17, 2012 06:25 as a reply to  @ newworld666's post |  #10

http://www.donzecklens​cap.com/index.php (external link)

Kind of expensive but looks well made, comes with a 30 day money back guarantee and a lifetime warranty. I like how it can be be removed easily with the hood in the shooting position or reversed.

I've been trying to get past the sticker price so that I can order one for my lens.


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Jul 17, 2012 07:57 |  #11

When I bought mine there was a guy selling rubbermaid lids that fit very well. If you do a search you might find the thread, or if you want the very best, try the Don Zech lenscaps.


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Jul 17, 2012 09:30 |  #12

I couldn't live without my lens coat hoodies.


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Jun 30, 2013 09:31 |  #13

Anyone uses the aquatech rubber lens cap and have it fitted awkwardly? I bought 1 and the cap doesn't seems to have a definite end of where it fits into the front.


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Jul 03, 2013 17:50 |  #14

Mine fits great.


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Jul 04, 2013 01:02 |  #15

I love my Don Zeck for my 400/4 - about the same size as the one for the 300/2.8

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