The LensCoat Lens Cover (Digital Camo) for Sigma 70-200 2.8 DG OS AF Lens AF Lens is a 100% closed-cell neoprene coat that protects the lens from bumps and scratches. The camouflage pattern is ideal for nature and outdoor photographers as well as for sports shooters and photojournalists. The cover helps break up the shape of the lens, making it less noticeable to wildlife. It also provides a thermal barrier, protecting your hands from cold lenses in lower temperatures. The cover is waterproof, providing protection in inclement weather. The cover is easy to install and remove and will leave no residue on your lens.
For added convenience, there is also a clear UV-PVC window over the lens controls and distance scale that make it easy to activate the AF/IS/VR controls. For mounting purposes, there is a hole that helps align the lens with the body.
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).