LensCoat Lens Covers...
Moving a big white (or black) lens near skittish wildlife is like waving your arms a sure way to flush your subject and ruin what could be a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity. LensCoat Lens Covers mask your 200 mm to 600 mm lens, giving you a better chance at getting the shot.
LensCoat Lens Covers are manufactured from 100% closed-cell neoprene, offering protection from bumps, jars and nicks, with a camouflage-pattern fabric cover. LensCoat Lens Covers also provide a thermal barrier, protecting your hands from cold lenses in lower temperatures. They are easy to install and remove, leaving no residue on the lens. And LensCoat lens covers are waterproof, providing protection in harsh conditions.
Other features include a clear, flexible UV-PVC window over the AF/IS/VR controls and the distance-scale window. The LensCoat also features custom holes that reveal the red-dot for easy alignment to the camera body without removing the cover.
LensCoatTM for the Nikon 400 f/2.8 AFS I:
LensCoatTM 400 telephoto lens cover offers your valuable equipment some protection from scrapes and bumps, preserving its resale value. It also helps break up the shape of your lens, making it less noticeable to wildlife.
The LensCoatTM for the 400 f/2.8 AFS I features a clear plastic windows over theauto focus controls and also the distance scale.
I wanted protection for my telephoto lens. All the parts fit as required. To avoid confusion, pieces should be numbered to agree with the diagram.
The LensCoat protects against bangs, dings, and scratches and preserves the value of my most expensive piece of photo gear--Nikon VR 200-400 lens
Snug fit, holes cut into material to accommodate lens strap rear filter holder knob
The LensCoat wasn't exactly what I expected. It took some trial and error to get all the "bands" in the proper order (no real instructions). When I put the bands on the focus and zoom rings it made them difficult to operate smoothly. I don't think this product is worth the money I paid for it.
I have this on my larger telephoto and needed something for my smaller zoom, to protect it from bumps and dings. It does that well, fitting is very good. Considering how little material there is though, it is fairly expensive for a lens of this size.
For to much money you get a nickles worth of neopream that is poorly cut and stiched and does not cover 1/2 of the lense.
Just way too much money for so little product. And, could not switch modes with cover in place.
I use it for wildlife ,landscapes & other long shots.
Overall it seems a bit pricy for what it is, but to protect an expensive lens from bumps and bangs makes it worth it. As for camo for the lens, a real tree tee shirt draped over the camera and lens can serve the same purpose.
I always put LensCoats on my Nikkor lenses. It keeps them looking new by preventing those annoying scratches. When shooting in sub-zero temperatures it means the lens is good to focus without freezing my fingertips (using fingerless gloves).