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Neoprene Cover: 300mm pro & Panny 100-400

For those interested, neoprene covers for the Olympus 300mm Pro and the Panasonic 100-400mm are now available from:

www.outdoorphotographygear.co.uk

The lens covers provide a bit more protection to the lenses and will help to reduce marking on the exterior.

I have no connection with the dealer other than having purchased covers for both lenses.

I hope some of you will find this helpful.

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Re: Neoprene Cover: 300mm pro & Panny 100-400

How have you found the 300mm cover in use? Is it easy to us manual focus and the built on lens hood when it's fitted to the lens.
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Re: Neoprene Cover: 300mm pro & Panny 100-400

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How have you found the 300mm cover in use? Is it easy to us manual focus and the built on lens hood when it's fitted to the lens.
The cover is good and does provide extra protection for the lens.

The hood and manual focus work as they should with the cover fitted.
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Re: Neoprene Cover: 300mm pro & Panny 100-400

Dave, I'm quite interested in this too, any chance of posting a couple of pictures of the 300? Is there a separate part when the deco ring is fitted? Thanks for the info.
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Dave, I'm quite interested in this too, any chance of posting a couple of pictures of the 300? Is there a separate part when the deco ring is fitted? Thanks for the info.
The cover comes in four pieces, one of which fits the area the deco ring would cover.

There's a good photo on this page of the suppliers site:

http://www.outdoorphotographygear.co...e-camera-cases

I hope this is of some help.

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Re: Neoprene Cover: 300mm pro & Panny 100-400

I saw that, but it's a bit small to gauge the quality.
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Re: Neoprene Cover: 300mm pro & Panny 100-400

In general I'm very pleased I bought this cover. When I was shooting Canon I had camo covers for the 500mm F4 and the 300mm F2.8 so I'm well used to using them.

I have only 2 very minor gripes, I find it quite fiddly to see and change the IS/focus settings on the lens and I find it awkward to remove and attach the 1.4X converter.

That said I would recommend this cover for the 300mm F4.
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Re: Neoprene Cover: 300mm pro & Panny 100-400

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I saw that, but it's a bit small to gauge the quality.
Apologies, I missed your post.

The quality is good, I believe it's 3mm neoprene with a small clear plastic cover over the IS and Focus limiter buttons.

As Mack100 mentioned, the plastic cover over the buttons can make it fiddly to change the settings however, I haven't found this to be a problem.

The manual focus clutch operates as it should, I use this regularly when photographing dragonflies in flight.

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Re: Neoprene Cover: 300mm pro & Panny 100-400

Well I did get a set of these covers, but the fit is a bit testing. Mostly in regard to the "tail piece" which is too tight a fit in my view. Also there is a cutout one end with a piece of elastic across to hold the gap tight when fitted. This elastic cuts across the opening making it impossible to get the foot back on the lens without starting again.



This may not trouble you if you intend to use it without the foot (the neoprene will fit on the DR ring, all be it with a gap where the foot would be) or you don't take the foot off (very often).

The other annoyance with the tail piece being very tight is that it slips down the lens (not a problem when attached to the camera) partially covering the cap meaning you have to slide it back up before trying to fit the lens. Being rubbery inside that is a bit of a fight too! May not be a problem if you are on a one lens birding mission.
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