Bonish Photo wrote:That's a pretty sweet set-up Hans. Where do you find the raw pieces of neoprene? I'd like to make some of those myself. I hate how cold the lenses get in the winter time, something I'm sure you've forgotten about in South Africa, you lucky dog.
Well, South Africa can be cold too. Last year I was there all July (winter over there) and normally the weather is lovely then. Warm days and cool nights with clear blue skies and lots of sunshine and no rain at all. The day before I flew there, the rental company sent me a picture of the Landrover covered in snow!!! Still most of the time we would like to have their winter weather in our summers.
The covering I used to protect the lens came from something completely different. I am not sure about the correct name in English. It is a kind of plastic/neoprene/rubbery carpet about 2-3mm thick that is used under parquet floors, for insulation and to reduce noise. It is quite cheap and available on big rolls. I had a roll left over from our floor and found it was ideal for this kind of thing. So I just cut it out to cover the lens with and then covered it with the cotton camouflage tape. Works perfectly and costs very little. The only thing is you can't remove it without cutting it away.
The camouflage tape I used was this:
http://www.ronniesunshines.com/product_ ... cts_id=445