The Nikon 70-200mm is notorious for its zoom and focus rings loosening or getting worn out until it's unusable. Nikon uses these kinds of rubbers, expecting them to wear out, so photographers send them in for repair. Makes sense, right? Not until you see a price tag upwards of $200!
The repair price for the zoom and focus rings can sometimes cost almost as much as the lens itself, not to mention the several weeks a photographer won't have his or her precious glass. Meanwhile, Nikon is raking in cash from overpriced repairs.
That's why we created the band.it, a soft, ridged elastomer that wraps over the zoom and focus rings of any camera lens, improving grip and replacing those costly repairs. The band.it is more than 10x cheaper than sending a lens in for repair, costing only $20! Adding extra protection to your lens, the band.it serves to maintain the longevity of your lens.
It all started when Thomas Bender, a photographer with over 25 lenses and 30 years of experience, kept sending his lenses in to repair the loose or damaged zoom and focus rings on his lenses. He knew there was a better solution and conceptualized the band.it. Finding a team of engineers, the band.it came into fruition, and now serves to save photographers money in place of camera manufacturers' excessive repair prices.
No matter what condition your lens is in, brand new, a slightly loosening zoom or focus ring, or the lens collar completely removed, the band.it will do its job. In the 2017 PhotoPlus Expo where we sold out, one photographer came to our booth, discovered what the band.it did, then ripped off his zoom collar and put the band.it in its place. Never again would he have to send any lenses in for repair.
If you're looking for a quick and cheap solution for your loose zoom or focus rings, and don't want to send it in to Nikon, Canon, or any other lens manufacturer for repair, the band.it is available for purchase for $19.99. And with 1-2 day processing, you'll have your brand new, custom-made band.it in a fraction of the time it would take for Nikon to repair it.
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