When I am buying, it does make a difference to me if it has had the lens coat on it. Not only is the lens protected, but it says something about how the seller takes care of his/her gear!Same here regarding taking advantage of the sales. And they have awesome customer service. If you've got high end gear and use it a lot it beats the alternative of doing nothing to protect it. Actually their marketing strategy is probably a good one. After all, who would put a $10 cover on a $10k lens? Well, who besides me?
Then again maybe the cover pays for itself on the back end when you advertise it for sale as having had a LensCoat on it since day one.
I just received a LensCoat for my 200-500vr and yes I agree the price I paid ($107) is ridiculous. I’m all about taking care of my gear and protecting my investment, but this product is definitely over priced.Does anyone know of a comparable alternative to the lens covers produced by LensCoat? I love them but the cost is rediculous.
Is there a heating element included?I just received a LensCoat for my 200-500vr and yes I agree the price I paid ($107) is ridiculous. I’m all about taking care of my gear and protecting my investment, but this product is definitely over priced.
That's because they probably don't actually own that gear. It most likely belongs to whoever they're shooting for.If you look at photographs of professional photographers at work at any of the major sporting events, you will see very few (if any!) lenscoats on their equipment.