They’re lightweight, cheap, and you’ve probably got a bunch of them lying around somewhere anyway – drink koozies are good for more than just keeping your beers cold.
Time to go to the basement or garage and pull out all those koozies you’ve collected over the years at conferences, trade shows, and other promotional events, as you’ve finally got a good use for them.
As the Frugal Filmmaker shows, koozies make for excellent short lens cases:
Use two koozies to make a long lens case:
They also stack nicely if put in a box or on a shelf, so you just got free (or cheap) stackable organizers for your lenses and accessories:
Matte effects – cut out any shape:
If you’ve got a spare koozie and don’t mind sacrificing it, you can use it as curved padding for DIY projects:
You can also use a koozie to build a DIY Bokeh Masters kit or cut off the bottom and use it to cover your lens and prevent accidental focus changes during time lapses or long exposures.
Koozies float and are water repellant. The latter could be useful in rainy conditions, but you’ve probably got bigger problems going on if your lenses are floating in their koozies.
Those of you who use koozies for cooling beer will be glad to hear that switching to mirrorless will allow you to carry another two 500ml cans.
Have you got any other photography-related ideas for koozies?