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Feb 13, 2014 13:31 |  #1

Well I decided to make my own home made lens coat. I like the official "Lens Coat" but I don't like that there are numerous pieces and the price.

So here is mine. It is water resistant camo fabric with fleece on the inside. complete with velcro fasteners. I also made some for my extenders.

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Feb 13, 2014 14:05 |  #2

Like the idea. The only problem I see is not being able to use the mf ring and not seeing the distance scale.


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Feb 13, 2014 14:30 |  #3

True. But for me those are two things I almost never use. Most of the time they are going to be on when I am sitting inside my blind.




  
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Feb 13, 2014 15:34 |  #4

Nicely done. I'm glad that I am not the only one who thinks LensCoat is a racket :)

This was a similar post by me back in 2011
https://photography-on-the.net …ghlight=Tired+o​f+Lenscoat


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Feb 13, 2014 15:57 |  #5

I cut off the long, slightly elastic sleeves of an old, dark green shirt. One for the 400/5.6, one for the 300/4. Works great as the birds are less aware of me now. Plus it fits beautifully yet is flexible. However, it doesn't do much for protection of the lens obviously. If I may ask, where did you get the camo fabric with fleece?


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Feb 13, 2014 16:05 |  #6

I got it all at joann fabrics. I got them seperate and fused them together with an iron with "fuse able" it's a layer of adhesive you out in between. I think this will also protect from bumps and knocking it around a little. Plus it will keep my hands a little warmer this winter. That lens gets pretty cold at times




  
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Feb 18, 2014 15:58 as a reply to  @ Lichter21c's post |  #7

Yea, I created my own as well. Cut material from an old pair of 3mm neoprene waders. Used aquaseal to glue it together after stitching. Works fine for me.




  
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Feb 27, 2014 20:25 |  #8

Be sure to dry the fleece if it gets wet. Scrounged neoprene is EXCELLENT! Old mouse pads would work too. You can buy new neoprene with different patterns from: http://www.seattlefabr​ics.com/neoprene.html (external link)
For the cost of one LensCoat, you can make a bunch of home-made covers. That said, LensCoat does make a good product.

Try to cut out the control area so you retain access. Also, mark the teleconverter removal tab so you don't have to remove the cover when attaching the TC. I keep the seam lined up with the 'red dot'.




  
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Feb 27, 2014 21:24 |  #9

Wow, those look great! I may just 'steal with pride' on that idea.

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