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03-09-2013, 02:06 PM   #1
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Camo Lens and camera coatings

I have wanted to camo - coat my Pentax lens and may be even my K-20 and/or K-30 cameras. I do have a cream color lens which I use strictly for wildlife and would like to coat this lens with some kind of camo paint or whatever could or should be used. I have not found anything on this site with regard to this but I may not have searched for it correctly. Any advice on how to do this or advice on not doing this would be appreciated. I know one can purchase camo colored lens but that is not an option for me at this time as I have most of the lens I truly need.


03-09-2013, 02:21 PM   #2
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Why don't you try an Internet search for camo coating a lens? Surely there are a myriad of products that would meet your needs.

03-09-2013, 02:25 PM   #3
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LensCoat does make camo covers for Sigma and Tamron lenses that are available for the Pentax mount but nothing "specific" for Pentax lenses.

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That said, my experience is that sometimes you just have to study other lens dimensions to see if they are close enough to a lens that you covered. For example, I also shoot with Canon gear and LensCoat didn't make a lens cover for my specific Canon lens but they made one for a Nikon lens that has almost identical measurements to my Canon lens. I bought the Nikon cover and it fits the lens almost perfectly (just blocks the AF/MF switch on the lens body).

This won't help for the camera body, but it will potentially help with covering the lens. If you want to really be covered for wildlife photography then you need something like this:

Other Accessories - Kwik Camo Photography Blind - Realtree Max4 LensCoat
03-09-2013, 02:28 PM   #4
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Assuming final appearance is not a huge consideration, you might want to consider camo adhesive sheets cut to fit the areas you want to change. I believe I saw such a product at Staples the last time I was in there. There is also the option of plain old exterior latex paint (will not eat plastic). You can get small containers made up as color samples at the paint store.


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You can try close sized LensCoats or rain covers as suggested and for the camera body some camouflage netting. The type where you can add locally acquired materials from the shooting scene.

Camouflage patterns should really be called disruptive patterns, it's just something to break up the recognisable shape when an eye scans across it.

There are specialist companies like Stealth Gear | Wildlife Photography Specialists out there, just Google for them.

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