Friday, April 12, 2013

DIY~ Burrito Camera Lens Cover

I love photography and am always trying to improve my craft.  I'm blowing my own horn when I say that I take all of the photos posted on my blog.  ;)   

The lens covers I use now are not padded and I throw alot of stuff in my camera bag along with my lenses.  My lenses need a bit more padding.  
I saw similar lens padding at a well known photo site and decided to do my own.  The name brand  look alike burrito cases retail for 20 dollars each not including shipping.  Mine cost about 2 dollars each for the two burrito wraps that I purchased using premade quilty fabric from Walmart.
I traced around a very large dinner plate for my 50 mm lens.
 For my zoom and macro lens I traced around a large doily and went to snipping in a circle.

Wrap them up like a burrito with padding on both sides...
Hello Lens Burrito!
Here are my unpadded lens covers 
And the burritos still fit into the carriers.  
All nice and padded and ready for my camera bag!
Have a great day!
Mondays~ 
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12 comments:

  1. Oh! my gosh. What a wonderful idea.
    Dottie

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    1. hehe~ Got to save a dime! Glad you stopped by Dottie~ as always!

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  2. Fabulous idea! I have to try this - especially since I am about to go out of town for work and I'll be taking my camera and lenses with me.

    Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

    xo
    Claudia

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  3. This is a great idea!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  4. Hello, I just loved this idea! I just purchased a new camera and I am learning everyday and taking pictures of everything:)
    I will be making these lens covers today. I want to look at doing an online photo instruction. I hope to see visit again soon.
    Blessings, Roxy

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    1. Do you take your own photos Glory? I love being creative!!! yay!

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  5. What a great idea. My lens' have no padding either. Thanks for the idea.
    I would love if you would share this at my link party. http://www.realcoake.com/2013/04/real-family-fun-11.html
    Take care,
    KC

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by KC!!!

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    2. This is very clever! I don't have lenses, but if I did, I would definitely do this. It also is a good idea for packing breakables of other kinds.

      Thanks,

      Sheila

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    3. Definitely a great idea for needing cushion in packing! Great idea!

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