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Lens Bands for SLR Camera Lenses

Status: Acknowledged
by sweetaromany on ‎05-22-2012 04:01 PM

 

Model: 2752B002 | SKU: 9065174

This lens is compatible with a wide variety of Canon digital cameras and features 4-stop optical image stabilization to ensure that each shot comes out looking clear and sharp. Learn about different types of lenses ›

Sale: $560.99


As an avid photographer and self-proclaimed camera junky I was disappointed to find out that your store doesn't carry any LensBands. I recently purchased a Canon 18-200mm zoom lens from one of your stores in NYC. If you've ever used one of these you know that the main issue with most zoom lenses is that they have a tendancy to slide out on their own; causing the lenses to either disrupt your focus. Not to mention that it's just plain annoying!!! That's exactly what's happening with mine!!

 

Best Buy is usually really good at carrying the necessary accessories. This is one of them! Lens Bands are the perfect solution and it helps that they are relatively inexpensive. I called a few times to find out if Best Buy carried it at any of their stores. When I wasn't sure, I decided to just head on over.This is what I found out.

 

Down Side: Best Buy doesn't carry Lens Bands

Up Side: The sales associate there was so helpful. He wanted me to be happy so he referred me to another local photography store in NYC ( __ & __ Photo Video in Midtown) . Needless to say, they had it in stock! So cheers to Best Buy for displaying true customer service. Most places would have just told me that they didn't have it and then moved on. It's the extra steps that SOME employees take that really make it a great place to shop. So, BEST BUY... get some LENS BANDS and you'll be perfect! At least in my book... lol. Then I can have a one stop shopping experience and buy my lenses and accessories in one shot.

 

Cheers!

 

 

 

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by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist
on ‎05-23-2012 12:24 PM
Status changed to: Tell Us More
I have to admit as a photographer I can certainly relate to your distaste for "lens creep", and I have to admit I had never heard of Lens Bands before. I looked them up on most peoples favorite search engine, and I have to admit I can see they have multiple uses that I could see coming in handy. I would like to hear from other customers if they would like to see us carrying these.
by ars143
on ‎05-23-2012 04:55 PM

I would l<3ve to see these at Best Buy!

 

My girlfriend has the one with the flowers on them. It's super cute and she loves it Smiley Happy .... I'd definitely pick one up if you had them at your store. I have a lens that slides around whenever it feels like it and it's a pain in the $*%!

Sounds like a simple way to fix this problem. Great idea @sweetaromany!!

by r2dunn2
on ‎05-23-2012 09:48 PM

I am so glad that I stumbled upon this thread! Well, actually, maybe glad is not the right word to use. I have a major issue with lens creep because I use long telefoto lenses. I am so tired of rubberands wearing away and snapping at the wrong times. It doesn't happen too often, but when it does it happens at the worst possible moment. I have missed a few critical shots, shots that I only had one chance at because of this. I found Lens Band online and was searching the internet for a place to buy some locally when I saw a link to this thread on the first page of search results. When I saw it, I was hoping that it was a link that would lead me to Lens Band on the Best Buy website. I was thinking that I could order it online and pick it up at my local store. I was disappointed to see that this was just a forum post about Best Buy possibly carrying them. Please make these available to me in the store! I cannot find a place to buy them in Southern California. Call me old school but I really dislike having items shipped to me. I hate waiting for stuff to come in the mail so I guess the search continues. 

by sweetaromany
on ‎05-23-2012 10:31 PM

@Allan BBY

I definitely appreciate the quick response. Like I said before, I love the level of customer service you strive for at Best Buy! I can't wait to see what happens. Looking forward to seeing it in your stores soon.

 

@ars143

Thank you. : )

by tmwill1
on ‎05-24-2012 02:05 AM
I want to express the same sentiment as @r2dunn2 with being happy about stumbling onto this thread. I have a Tamron 18-270mm and it creeps all the time. I've tried using rubber bands to fix the problem, but they're pain in the neck when they break. A friend told me about Lens Band after seeing them at a convention and I went online to check them out. I was excited to see how easy they are use and they look way better than the rubber bands. Lol! It would be great if Best Buy carried them so I could pick them up at my local store instead of ordering online. Hope I get the chance to pick them up at a store near by. Smiley Happy
by Valued Contributor
on ‎05-24-2012 01:13 PM

My thoughts....

  • Nikon and Canon lenses come with a zoom lock.  Looks better than a rubber band.  Especially if the camera is hanging off your neck.
  • If you are shooting auto-focus, your left hand is on the zoom ring... you don't need a band for zoom creep
  • if you are shooting manual focus on a tripod... yes the band will helpful
by Texasgiant
on ‎05-24-2012 03:14 PM

I love my Lensband!  It stops lens creep when carrying the camera between shots and keeps the lens zoomed where I intended.  Not every lens has a lock, especially older or third-party branded lenses. It is an inexpensive, yet effective tool for fixing a frustrating situation.  And they come in cool colors!  And they can be used for holding gobos and other gadgets in place.  Everyone should have at least one!

by Evan_Griffiths
on ‎05-24-2012 08:15 PM

I use a longer lens (18-200) for a large portion of my work and would highly recommend one of these to anyone. I got mine on ebay months ago and couldn't be happier. Not only does it work extremely well it also gets tones of comments from other photographers (so I'm a little vain).

 

A recent poster mentioned the zoom lock on Canon/Nikon lenses. That lock only works at the lowest focal length of the lens. IE: on a 18-200 it only locks at 18... Its for transportation not shooting. If I was shooting a product @ 80mm on a downward angle then lens creep is a HUGE annoyance and the lensband does the trick.

 

by Denden
on ‎05-24-2012 09:40 PM

Would love to be able to pick up a Lensbands at Best Buy. I have one for my 18-200 lens. Use it all the time but especially appreciate the Lensband when I am using my camera while on horseback. Completely eliminates any lens creep and keeps my lens safe while riding. Love it!  You won't regret stocking the shelves with Lensbands! 

by ocardaugh
on ‎05-24-2012 09:40 PM
I use LensBands on my Nikon 18-200 and Sigma 150-500, and the lenses do not creep. Period. The LensBand is simple yet incredibly effective. I never leave home without them.
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