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Used to use 'em, years ago. They offer great protection
but found them a PITA...not like they fit easily in a pocket.
I leave all my hoods in shooting position now, no need for
any lens caps. That way I can hit the ground running... :D
 
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Thanks - PITA means I would waste my money. When driving do you put the stock lens cap over the hood, use something like a hoodie, or do nothing?
 

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I have used the Aquatech Soft cap on my 500/f4 for years. LOVE it. It offers very good protection in the bag, back seat, or carrying. Fits very well yet easy to put on and take off. Has never fallen off. Highly recommended.
 
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I have a lens coat hoodie that I used on my 800. Karen, Darrell, anyone - can you compare the aqua tech one to the hoodie? I would like something easier to pull off than the lenscoat one.
 

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I use the LensCoat hoodie on my 14-24 and love it. But I wouldn't like it for a large lens. The soft cap fits on the inside rim of the lens and easily pulls off and fits back on using only one hand. Much better for big glass.
 
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Used to use 'em, years ago. They offer great protection
but found them a PITA...not like they fit easily in a pocket.
I leave all my hoods in shooting position now, no need for
any lens caps. That way I can hit the ground running... :D
Though I do not shoot as often as you and the others in this thread, I'm a lazy minimalist at times, and I subscribe to the same philosophy as Will.
 
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On the seat next to me, ready to rock...so "do nothing" works for me.
50+ years of shooting and I've never harmed a front element, ever.
I was thinking more about when I am traveling to and from home. i see plenty of people put away the lens and camera in a case or the bag they keep the lens in at home when they finish a shoot. I never do that; I just want something to keep out dust on the ride to and from a shoot.
 

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