Nikon 200mm lens cap question

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David Gore Veteran Member • Posts: 4,512
Nikon 200mm lens cap question

I took the advice of an FM contributor and went into publix and bought a large can of Folgers coffee to get the cover to put on the lens hood of the 200mm..sure enough,a perfect fit.I will give the coffee away cause once you drink starbucks normal coffee is just awful..still. for $12 its a good deal.

Now my question.....I don't like to have my lens hood on the camera all the time as it greatly adds to the length..does anybody know if a lens cap is sold or fabricated for this lens??I tried a smaller coffee can and it did not fit.Just seems peculiar that Nikon or a 3rd part never sold a large lens cap for this lens as I'am sure there are many 200mm owners like me who really enjoy not having the lens on but want the security of a lens cap.

So, perhaps somebody,Trenchmonkey, is aware of a product that is sold that has a plastic cover like the one for the lens hood.

Any input appreciated.
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LeftyAce Regular Member • Posts: 416
Re: Nikon 200mm lens cap question

Which 200mm lens is this?

Have you looked at the neoprene "boots" you can get that slip over the front of the lens? One of those might fit (they're kind of stretchy, so even if one doesn't come in precisely the right size, it might work).

OP David Gore Veteran Member • Posts: 4,512
Re: Nikon 200mm lens cap question

I have the 200mm 2.0 VR1..I do have that loose fitting lens cover but was really looking for a plastic cap cover ..Thanks.
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tundracamper Senior Member • Posts: 1,824
Re: Nikon 200mm lens cap question

I've read mixed reviews on this...

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/125307-REG/Kaiser_206992_120mm_Push_On_Lens_Cap.html

Don't know if it mounts on the hood or the lens. Also read mixed reviews on the Don Zeck model. I think B&H also sells those.

Still looking for that perfect solution.

OP David Gore Veteran Member • Posts: 4,512
Re: Nikon 200mm lens cap question

Thanks, I think for that price I may give it a try.
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Roy Kikuta Senior Member • Posts: 2,068
Re: Nikon 200mm lens cap question

Here's a soft cap for the 200m f/2: http://www.kirkphoto.com/AquaTech_Soft_Cap_for_Nikon_200mm_f2G_IF-ED.html

Aquatech also make soft hoods for the 200mm: http://www.aquatech.net/Soft-Hood-ASHM.php

Martinka Regular Member • Posts: 331
Re: Nikon 200mm lens cap question

Hi. I use Lenscoat neoprene cap (due to the flexibility it can be used both on lens hood or front element itself). It's lightweigth and small.

http://www.lenscoat.com/hoodie-lens-caps-c-5.html?osCsid=a1b8ae5b31206586cff24f6e587f9b1e

Similar caps are produced by Optech USA:

http://optechusa.com/hood-hat.html

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tundracamper Senior Member • Posts: 1,824
Re: Nikon 200mm lens cap question

Roy Kikuta wrote:

Here's a soft cap for the 200m f/2: http://www.kirkphoto.com/AquaTech_Soft_Cap_for_Nikon_200mm_f2G_IF-ED.html

That looks interesting. I wonder how it can be flexible but still not touch the front element? It appears to be recessed in the front of the lens. Anyone tried this?

I like the fact this mounts with the hood reversed (or not), making the unit more compact in the case.

Martinka Regular Member • Posts: 331
Re: Nikon 200mm lens cap question

Front element is recessed about 2 centimeters inside the barrel...

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Keith Aitken Veteran Member • Posts: 6,579
Re: Nikon 200mm lens cap question

The Kaiser cap works OK, but I find that more often than not, I am carrying
the lens on its own, out of its bag/case, with hood attached, and dont feel
the need to use a cap.

I don/t carry the lens on long-range trips, or I would use the cap more, but
the hood offers good front element protection, despite the inconvenience
of its huge size.

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