LensCoat LensCoat for Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens (Realtree AP Snow)

LensCoat for Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens (Realtree AP Snow)

LensCoat for Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens (Realtree AP Snow)

B&H # LELCN200500S MFR # LCN200500SN
LensCoat LensCoat for Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens (Realtree AP Snow)

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  • Closed-Cell Neoprene
  • Protects Lens From Bumps and Scratches
  • Clear Plastic Window Over Controls
  • Helps Disguise Lens from Wildlife
  • Orientation Hole for Mounting Lens
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Color: Realtree AP Snow

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LensCoat LCN200500SN overview

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The realtree AP snow LensCoat for Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens is a sleeve for your lens that has a 100% closed-cell neoprene coat, offering protection from weather, bumps, jars and nicks. It is an excellent option for sports shooters and photojournalists who are regularly subjected to less than optimal shooting and climate conditions. This version comes in white and is covered with a subtle pattern of leaves and branches to help camouflage the lens when shooting outdoors.

Clear plastic windows are located in positions that allow you to view your lens functions, including the distance scale. There is a handy alignment hole that will make mounting the lens to your DSLR body easy.

The LensCoat also provides a thermal barrier, protecting your hands from the lens' cold surface in lower temperatures. It is easy to install and remove, leaving no residue on the lens. The LensCoat is waterproof, providing protection in harsh conditions. The increased protection this covering offers can help preserve the resale value of your lens.

Features several clear plastic windows over the VR and Focus limiting switches and also the distance scale
Includes an optional piece with touch-fastening fabric to cover the fixed portion of the lens barrel when fully extended. It also includes a piece to be used when the lens foot is removed.
Helps maintain value of the lens by protecting it from any scratches
Makes the lens easier to use in cold temperatures
Easy to install and remove - leaves no residue on lens
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LensCoat for Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens (Realtree AP Snow)
  • 30-Day Manufacturer's Warranty
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    LensCoat LCN200500SN specs

    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.504 x 5.512 x 1.654"

    LensCoat LCN200500SN reviews

    LensCoat for Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens (Realtree AP Snow) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 42.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Protection for a Big Lens After I ordered this lens I discovered some of the challenges it presented. First, it does not fit in any of the camera bags I own. It is hand-holdable for a short time, but I expect I will usually use it with a tripod outdoors. This product covers the lens using 5 precut pieces of neoprene plus a separate piece for the hood and an extra piece to cover the extension of the lens when it is fully extended. All the controls are accessible as well, there are windows over the VR and Focus limiting switches as well as the distance scale. Given that this lens extends when zoomed, LensCoat has come up with a thoughtful design that affords some protection from the elements as well as insulation.
    Date published: 2015-11-22
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fine but not Great The individual LensCoat segments are cut to fit well and do not shift during handling. I feel confident that the covered areas of the lens are protected from the sort of scratches and bumps encountered during normal operation. It is not a suit of armor and will not save you if you drop your lens, nor was it meant to. I subtracted two stars for the following reasons: 1. $90-$100 is steep for a bit of cut neoprene. I paid the premium to avoid needing to construct my own. 2. The lens switches are difficult to toggle through the clear plastic window. I will likely cut the plastic out. Likewise, the hole for the zoom lock is too small to see which position the switch is in. However, operation of the switch is not hindered. 3. If you photograph subjects that may require sudden zooming, the LensCoat section for the portion of the lens that appears when zoomed to 500mm is useless. You cannot zoom out without first removing this section.
    Date published: 2016-04-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Lens coat used it for a Nikon 200-500mm/5.6 lens. at first sight upon opening the packet it felt like pieces of camouflage material - the picture sheet solved it!! i laid them out on the table and it was a piece of cake thereafter. The lens looks GREAT with the new coat on!! Definitely a great protective gear and GOOD LOOKING TOO!!! Immediately took it for a test run - the zoom lock window was a bit off and small too! and so was the clear window for the distance and f stop. !!! after a few attempts i got used to it.
    Date published: 2016-07-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Added protection for that expensive lens I purchased the LensCoat for a Nikon 200-500 mm telephoto lens to protect the investment while anticipating a lot of jostling on an upcoming Kenya safari. The neoprene will give an added layer of protection while in the vehicle and the camera bag. The pieces are cut exactly and fit snuggly. It’s my hope that the camouflage pattern will help break up the lens image when pointed at wildlife although I know the majority of the intrusion will be from the reflectivity off of the lens surface. I also bought one for the Nikon 28-300 mm telephoto. This one has a minor tendency for the piece closest to the lens mount to slide off due to the curvature of the lens base.
    Date published: 2018-05-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice padded lens coat I bought this for my Nikon 200-500 partially for protection and also for camouflage, I like to photograph birds and wildlife, and the camouflage vs a black lens really does make a difference, especially with birds. The lens coat comes with easy to follow instructions for putting it on the lens and has very thoughtful construction. They include a sleeve for when the zoom is extended to 500. This was an investment, a little pricey, but really good quality and meets my needs.
    Date published: 2016-02-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again Perfect fit for the lens and easy to install with step by step instructions included in the package.
    Date published: 2016-06-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Would buy again.. It's a little bit of a hassle to put on, and it makes the notches hard to see, but overall I'm glad I bought it. A little protection from day to day use is welcomed.
    Date published: 2016-11-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A really useful, almost perfect, cover for expensive lenses After my first outdoor summer photo shoot with my new Nikon 200-500 I knew I needed some sort of protection from the sun on the enormous black lens. During the day the lens itself got so hot I didn't want to touch it. The solution is the LensCoat cover. A fairly thin neoprene 'glove' or cover for the lens that is easy to install and comes in a wide variety of patterns. The fit is nearly perfect (more on that below) and I chose a white pattern as my main requirement is purely thermal protection with physical protection an added bonus. The one small drawback is that one of the 'control' windows for the lens is about 3/8 too short to expose all of the VR and MF/AF buttons on the lens - see the pic below. The coat is not perfectly aligned in the picture, however even when the window is adjusted more towards the top - the label on the lens is still covered. Not a big deal and I don't change these settings very often during a shoot, but an easy 'miss' to fix. TheLensCoast is very easy to put on the lens and includes a stick-on cover for the tripod foot as well as a velcro-attached band for when the lens is extended. There is also a cover for the enormous lens hood that comes with the lens which is a nice touch. I took the lens out this weekend and can report that even in the full sun, the lens itself stayed much cooler to the touch. Works exactly as advertised.
    Date published: 2017-07-17
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