Here’s an easy way to not only make your giant camera lens more portable but also mask it from unsuspecting wildlife. LensCoats are custom lens covers that are available for a wide variety of lenses and extenders. It offers protection from bumps, jars and nicks, while also providing a thermal barrier which protects your equipment from becoming frozen in ice.
In addition to the camouflage design, the LensCoat is also available in black; just in case you don’t want to embarrass yourself during a more “suburban” shot. Prices can range from around $20 for the camera bag (shown on the left) to around $80 for multi-segmented lens covers (shown on the right). No doubt you’ll be photographing in harsh conditions at some point or another, so make sure you’re prepared.