The Aqua Tech SoftCap is a light and practical alternative to the leather 'snoot' style caps that are delivered with Canon and Nikon's big telephoto lenses today. Constructed from a pliant silicon material, the SoftCap makes a snug fit right at the end of the lens barrel and is very unlikely to come off by accident.
You'll save a bit of weight and mass; and with a big lens to carry, every bit of savings counts--on a long journey, even a straw weighs a ton. This SoftCap fits both the older non-stabilized versions of the current lenses as well as the current models and can also be combined with Aqua Tech's SoftHood collapsible fabric hoods.
Reviewed by 1 customers
Probably due to my age now, I don't sling the lens over my shoulder but instead use the Lowepro 600 lens backpack. As such the lens is sitting on the front element. Therefore I wanted something that would not only cushion the lens but keep the front element clean. This combination of backpack and lens cap works great. I'm not as sure about the lens cap if I was slinging the lens over my shoulder because it is just pressed into place without any comforting click as with smaller lenses. So far I've had NO incidents of the cap coming off but again setup takes awhile to get it out of the backpack and set it up on a tripod. I don't keep the lens on the tripod - that is just too big a lever to put on any head in my opinion.