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AquaTech ASCN-3 SoftCap

You Pay: $34.95
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
     
    4.0

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Durable (6)

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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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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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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