We look after our gear but it’s not immune to accidents. Basic problems often only need simple solutions so the Lens Guard, which is essentially a padded protector that fits on the end of your lens, works!
A neoprene inner cushions the lens, while the rubber outer pads it against knocks and scrapes. You should really still use it in conjunction with the lens cap and not as a replacement for a lost one! The Lens Guard also has a loop attachment that can be used to stop it becoming totally detached from the lens and lost. This is an American product but is available in the UK in small, medium and large sizes. Check out the website for stockists.
- Street price: £17 (As of July 2016)
This review was first published in the July 2012 issue of Practical Photography - download back issues here.