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LensCoatHoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black)
 
4.6

(based on 70 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (55)
  • Lightweight (55)
  • Durable (41)
  • Reliable (27)
  • Improves function (5)

Cons

  • Poor design (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (38)
  • Everyday (31)
  • Landscape photography (9)
  • Everyday use (6)
  • Wildlife (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (45)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (23), Semi-professional (18), Professional (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

An Essential and Very Useful Accessory

I use this with the Canon EF 400mm F4 DO and it is really an essential accessory for the lens. The Canon one is bulky, heavy, and is a pain to get on...Read complete review

I use this with the Canon EF 400mm F4 DO and it is really an essential accessory for the lens. The Canon one is bulky, heavy, and is a pain to get on and off. This one is lighter, quick to get on and off, and can be put on the lens when in storage with the hood in reverse, hood on normally, or even just over the front of the lense without the hood. It stays one and does what it should. The little loop on it is also useful for attaching a cord to something like your tripod ring so you don't lose it or let it fall on the ground.

This is also the most economical and reasonably priced product in the entire LensCoat line of products in my opinion. At sub $30, there should be no hesitation in purchasing this to protect your lens.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Over-rated and pricey

Several years ago, I bought a LensCoat lens cover. The pieces were difficult to install and, within a month, the stitched seams pulled apart. Recently, I bought the LensCoat XX-Large hoodie lens...Read complete review

Several years ago, I bought a LensCoat lens cover. The pieces were difficult to install and, within a month, the stitched seams pulled apart. Recently, I bought the LensCoat XX-Large hoodie lens cover for my new supertelephoto lens and it wasn't the easiest to install, either. The LensCoat lens Hood is OK but nothing special. In fact, it seems a bit tight for my lens hood, making removal and attachment difficult and very time-consuming. Not sure why this size was recommended as an accessory for my lens, since I think the company does make a larger size. There's another vendor who makes neoprene lens hood covers but I wasn't sure if they made one this large. That's the only reason why I bought the LensCoat hood cover. Wish I had done my homework. Might have saved some money along with getting better quality and a better fit.

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5.0

Keeping the lens protected out in the fi

By Cindy the bird watcher

from Semmes, AL

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

      I found the hoodie lens to be great for out in the field with my new 500 mm lens. The cover that comes with the lens is big and great for storage, but not going into the field.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Tight Fit-Need To Use 2 Hands To Put On

      By Bob

      from Charlotte, NC

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Realtree Max4 HD):

          Bought to use in place of the awkward Nikon cover for a Nikkor 300mm 2.8.
          This has a very tight fit. You have to use two hands to put on. I hope this will stretch a little over time. This was what kept me from giving the item 5 stars. Other than the tight fit, this is a nice product and I still would rather use than the Nikon supplied one.

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          5.0

          Perfect Fit.

          By Chris

          from Reno, NV

          Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

          Perfect fit for Nikon 200-400 f4 lens. Way easier to use then the one provided by Nikon. Provides good lens protection.

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          5.0

          Works on Nikon 200-400mm zoom

          By Click

          from AB, CAN

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use

            Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Realtree Max4 HD):

            Works well on a lens with a hood size like the Nikon 200-400mm zoom.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Wonderful

            By PhotoHawg

            from Little Rock, Ark

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use

            Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

            Perfect replacement for the Nikon lens cover.

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            • No

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            4.0

            LensCoat Hoodie-XXL.

            By The Teal Guy.

            from Ocean City, New Jersey

            Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

            Purchased for my new Nikon 300mm f/2.8G AF/S VRII telephoto lens for front lens protection while walking around in the field,etc. A little big, but will do? Much smaller & compact then the bulkier, rather clumsy to remove Nikon supplied one that came with lens. Only time will tell if I decide to go back using the Nikon supplied one?

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            4.0

            Much better than the original

            By Steve

            from Port Townsend, WA

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use

              Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

              I replaced the factory hood with this one on a Canon 400mm DO. It is a big improvement. The Canon cover was a pain to use this one is far superior and lighter.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Just what I needed!!

              By Borrego

              from San Diego

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Perfect Fit For My Scope
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • None whatsoever

              Best Uses

              • Telescope Lens Cover

              Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Digital Camo):

              I recently purchased a 110mm scope to use for dedicated Herschel Wedge white light solar observing. The scope has a machined front lens cover. It has fairly fine pitched threads, and I cross-threaded it. I was able to get the cover off, but looked for an alternative. I saw this item, and purchased the black version. One of the best accessories I've ever spent coin on!! Great snug fit, easy on and off. Workmanship looks fine. Only regret is that I didn't get the digital camo version, and that's not much of a regret!

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              • No

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              4.0

              speedy cap

              By Hide

              from Tokyo

              About Me Professional

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use

                Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

                I bought some Hoodies for the replacement of big lens caps. 2XLs fit for 300mm/2.8, 400mm/4, 200-400mm/4. 3XL fits for 500mm/4. As I use both Nikon and Canon, they are good enough for carrying telephoto lenses. I recommend this.

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                5.0

                Great Replacement!

                By TVRPhoto

                from Monterey, CA

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

                  I have a Nikon 500mm F/4 that seems to have swallowed its lens hood and in need of a replacement. I've already wrapped the lens in a protective LensCoat kit which has been great in protecting the lens from scratches and nicks. The neoprene lens hood cover slides on and off with ease and was the perfect size to fit over the lenshood. An inexpensive fix to an otherwise potentially expensive replacement.

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                  3.0

                  Good hood for Canon 400mm f4 DO

                  By Alex

                  from Livinston, NJ

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

                      It works pretty well on my Canon 400mm f4 DO. It fits snugly and provides good protection against dust and for travel. Its operation, however, is not necessarily faster than with the original cap, and it is actually a bit of struggle with the knob of the hood in reverse position. This hood is designed to work with the hood in reverse position. It cannot be used over the lens alone.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Gets the Job Done

                      By Supermario

                      from Illinois

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use

                        Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

                        Bought this lens coat to use for my 200 f/2L IS. Fits perfectly and couldn't ask for any more than that. Would recommend to use for any long telephoto lens.

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                        2.0

                        Over-rated and pricey

                        By MT Photographer

                        from Montana

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Difficult To Use
                          • Not Functional
                          • Poor Design

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

                          Several years ago, I bought a LensCoat lens cover. The pieces were difficult to install and, within a month, the stitched seams pulled apart. Recently, I bought the LensCoat XX-Large hoodie lens cover for my new supertelephoto lens and it wasn't the easiest to install, either. The LensCoat lens Hood is OK but nothing special. In fact, it seems a bit tight for my lens hood, making removal and attachment difficult and very time-consuming. Not sure why this size was recommended as an accessory for my lens, since I think the company does make a larger size. There's another vendor who makes neoprene lens hood covers but I wasn't sure if they made one this large. That's the only reason why I bought the LensCoat hood cover. Wish I had done my homework. Might have saved some money along with getting better quality and a better fit.

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                          • No

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                          3.0

                          OK but cannot use with Nikon hard case

                          By Montereyman

                          from Monterey, CA

                          About Me Professional

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • Bulky
                          • Poor Design

                          Best Uses

                          • Shooting In The Field

                          Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

                          It fits the Nikon 500mm f4 lens fine but it must be removed to store the lens in the hard case provide by Nikon as the hood is too thick. The extra thickness provides no real benefit - all that is needed is 3mm neoprene to cushion the front of the lens.

                          Not worth returning but I will be using the Nikon hood instead with the lens.

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                          5.0

                          Does what it was desined to do.

                          By Preacher Man

                          from Lancaster, CA

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Lens Cap

                          Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Realtree Max4 HD):

                          Keeps my glass free of dust.

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                          5.0

                          Perfact

                          By Kari

                          from switzerland

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Digital Camo):

                            Using for my EF 200-400/4 L IS, it is perfect, another world to the original "thing"

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Lens hood cover

                            By Trish

                            from Whidbey Island, WA

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Realtree Max4 HD):

                                Would be handy if they put a couple of tabs on it to enable easier use, i.e. putting it on and taking it off.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great Fit On Canon 400mm f/4.0 IS DO

                                By Dave B

                                from Tampa, FL

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Great fit
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

                                    This is the cover that Canon should have supplied. It fits easily over the lens hood in either the forward or reversed position. When reversed, the strechy fabric easily accommodates the raised locking screw head.

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                                    5.0

                                    Convenient to use

                                    By Gerry

                                    from La Habra, CA

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use
                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

                                      this product is much more convenient to use the the Canon-supplied lens cover for the 400mm f4 DO.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Improved over previous model,

                                      By RGF

                                      from Chicago, IL

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use
                                        • Traveling

                                        Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

                                        I use this cap in lieu of the leatherette cover on my Canon "great white" lens. The leatherette is awkward to remove and replace, the hoodie is quick.

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                                        • No

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