Ok, you can tell how bored i was. It seems the weather God knew i just bought a new lens and decided to make me spend more time with her at home
So, to protect Inca, i was shopping for some clothing for her and immediately found that, for her size, the clothes are EXPENSIVE! lol Also, i found most retail lens coats don't cover the zoom ring and the focus ring. So, to save some money and make use of the time at home, i have decided to create a lens coat for her.
I got all 3 required items from Amazon, i.e. a 24"X36" closed cell 3mm neoprene ($12.60), 144"X56" Mossy Oak netting ($13.50), 4oz non-toxic fabric adhesive ($6.50). (Still plenty leftover after the project)
I do have some sewing experience but that was from childhood when mama needed help making hundreds of scrub uniforms (she's an excellent taylor BTW). I have not sown at all in my adulthood. Nevertheless, i have decided to take on the challenge =P.
Oh, and my gf was so interested in helping too. So, a great way to spend quality time with your significant other - another BONUS! Hah!
I did all the measurings and cuttings. Then we both sewed all the pieces. That took us about 3 hours. Then gluing the netting onto the neoprene, another hour or so. Total of 4 hrs since that's from some clumsy hands =P. I'm sure y'all can do it faster and better.
I am kind of happy with the final result especially with both the zoom ring as well as the focus ring covered. Only a custom tayloring can solve that issue for me.
I hope this helps those who have thought about making their own lens coat. If you have any question, suggestion, feedback, feel free to post. Thanks for looking.