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AquaTech ASCN-3 SoftCap

You Pay: $39.95
Product Highlights
  • Compatible with Nikon 200mm f/2G IF-ED, 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED & 200-400mm f/4 IF-ED

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.

Waterproof silicon material
Low weight and mass
AquaTech ASCN-3 SoftCap
  • Limited Warranty Against Manufacturer Defects
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    AquaTechASCN-3 SoftCap
     
    4.1

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Photo enthusiast (3)
          • Was this a gift?:
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        5.0

        Solid Product

        By GPD

        from San Jose, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Good Audio Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about AquaTech ASCN-3 SoftCap:

          Much easier to use than the large standard cover that comes with the lens. Prior to purchasing, I read about issues with it touching the lens and smudging it but I have yet to have the problem. Perhaps it is because I ordered the exact size (there are a couple versions) and the bevel around the glass prevents the rubber from touching the glass during normal use.

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          1.0

          Contacts lens surface

          By Tundracamper

          from Southeast, US

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

          • Touches Lens Glass

          Best Uses

            Comments about AquaTech ASCN-3 SoftCap:

            Despite what the manufacturer states, this cap does contact the surface of the lens. Used on a 200 f/2 for a while and when I removed it one time I noticed a very distinct ring of oil/residue on the outer perimeter of the glass that perfectly matched the ridge on the bottom of the lens cap. Now, the cap makes a perfect cup coaster on my office desk. The lip is perfect for keeping water off my desk. For my lens, I did purchase a plastic lens cap to replace it. It is the one with the plastic handle that uses the small o-rings. That caps works much better than this one.

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            4.0

            nice to have

            By JW

            from los altos, ca

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

            • Tough To Attach

            Best Uses

            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about AquaTech ASCN-3 SoftCap:

            nice to have

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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            very solid seal

            By Mike

            from Canada

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Sealed Against Anything

            Cons

            • Touches The Front Glass

            Best Uses

              Comments about AquaTech ASCN-3 SoftCap:

              I bought this cap for a Nikon 200-400mm f/4 lens. It seals the end of the lens better than any plastic cap in existence and stays in place. The only reason why I didn't give it 5 stars is that contrary to what they say on the Aquatech video on youtube, the cap does touch the front lens element when fully inserted and will produce some smudging on the outer perimeter of the lens glass. I do not find this bothersome as the smudge is at the extreme borders and will not influence picture quality. Still, Aquatech sould not say it doesn't touch the lens because it does.

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              5.0

              The perfect gift!

              By Andy

              from Davis, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about AquaTech ASCN-3 SoftCap:

                  Gave this as a gift to a friend. He is VERY happy. Takes up less room in the case, and provides all the protection that the standard sock does. I'm going to buy one for myself!

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent solution to original sack

                  By by60434

                  from Bangalore, India

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about AquaTech ASCN-3 SoftCap:

                    A similar cap should have been included with the 300mm f/2.8 VR II by Nikon. Very convenient for use in the field and carrying the lens around.

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                    5.0

                    Superb Solution

                    By tp

                    from South Joisey

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about AquaTech ASCN-3 SoftCap:

                        this lens cap is totally what the 300mm f/2.8 Nikon should be supplied with

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