Sept 9, 2021
Thousands are spent on cameras and accessories. But truthfully, some of the best products for camera lenses, like new camera bands around the zoom ring and focus ring, aren't that expensive. You can go as cheap as different colored rubber bands. Or you could step it up with a wristband or livestrong bracelet. Some of the cool new bands for the wrist are camo and tie dye, and do a good job of identifying the camera lens in your photography kit, especially if you are a part of a team that uses the same kit and the lenses aren't always put in the right place. From the top down though, there isn't enough deviation in the profile to get a good look so you have to take the lens out to be sure. Not to mention that they do not cover the entire width of the camera lens. Now, this is where the camerabandit lens band, the band.it, can do the trick for your lens. The lens band comes in vibrant colors and protrudes out from the lens with textured ridges on the interior and exterior of the product. Think of your existing zoom ring or focus ring. Now imagine that instead of the hard plastic that deteriorates with sun exposure and use, it be replaced with a silicone band with similar ridging.
The band.it is a great lens accessory and costs only $20. It's professional, and makes your lens stand out against the crowd, or crowded kit! The band.it, which is a professional, easy, fix to many if not all of the grip problems that trouble photographers all the time.Definitely consider using the band.it as it comes in many colors, has a textured exterior that improves grip on your lens band, and creates a protective barrier for your zoom and focus bands from hand oils and other contaminants.
“I use the band.it everyday. I couldn't imagine shooting without it.”
Band.it started in Sarasota, Florida with professional photographer Tom Bender. After years of photojournalism, he came up with the idea of a textured rubber ring replacement for his kit. Now, he had everyday lenses that took the brunt of the stress from the job, but over the 35 years of photography, he had amassed over 40 lenses, both corporate and personal glass. The older lenses had worn rubber rings and lost their grip, were peeling from the lens body, and were faded more gray than black. Broccoli bands, livestrong bracelets, although effective, were not professional camera lens rubber ring fixes. This is where he turned to RDM, at the time an early stage design engineering and rapid prototyping company, to develop a better, professional solution to lens creep, and fading peeling lens rings. His lenses are Nikon, but he knew all his other friends had other lenses from other manufacturers, like Canon, Sony, and Sigma. The band.it can fit on lenses from all these manufacturers, so Tom was able to solve not just his problem, but the problem of many others in other industries.