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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · center-pinch lens caps


Not sure why Canon refuses to switch to center-pinch lens caps, but I'm annoyed that after spending several grand on the new 24-70 I have to go out and buy a new lens cap for the darn thing. C'mon Canon!

Anyone have any recommendations for center-pinch caps on Canon lenses? Any that should be avoided? I'm planning on just getting the $5 fotodiox version



Dec 29, 2012 at 09:18 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · center-pinch lens caps


Olympus has GREAT pinch caps. Sturdy, thick plastic that never falls off.


Dec 29, 2012 at 09:28 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · center-pinch lens caps


Canon center pinch have been announced...guess they're not available yet.

Edit: Take that back...they are available is a few sizes...just small (43 and 52 at the moment).



Dec 29, 2012 at 10:08 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · center-pinch lens caps


I use Tamron caps on most of my lenses... They just work better and are cheaper then the big brands as well......


Dec 29, 2012 at 10:21 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · center-pinch lens caps


I order the generic ones from ebay. They are cheap, well made and work.


Dec 29, 2012 at 11:33 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · center-pinch lens caps


I love the center-pinch cap I got with my Sigma 50/1.4. So it lives on my most-used lens (24-105).


Dec 30, 2012 at 12:09 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · center-pinch lens caps


Eos-m came with center pinch... Just get them ebay for the rest


Dec 30, 2012 at 12:10 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · center-pinch lens caps


Well, considering that you're an avowed "Canon L-junkie", then things ain't so bad, eh?

P.S. I prefer Tamron caps, too, but I also use some generic centre-pinch caps from eBay. Heavystar and fotodiox_gear are decent eBay sources.



Dec 30, 2012 at 12:32 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · center-pinch lens caps


OK, thanks all... sounds like el-cheapo generics from China will work just fine (I bet all the camera companies get their lens caps from the same factories)


Dec 30, 2012 at 12:51 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · center-pinch lens caps


pipspeak wrote:
(I bet all the camera companies get their lens caps from the same factories)


Yep, Mine look identical to the Nikon ones without the Nikon logo. You can even get them with the Canon logo if you like.



Dec 30, 2012 at 01:02 AM
 

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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · center-pinch lens caps


Here is a assortment i bought off ebay, under $2 each including shipping. The largest is 82mm.










Dec 30, 2012 at 01:25 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · center-pinch lens caps


robstein wrote:
I use Tamron caps on most of my lenses... They just work better and are cheaper then the big brands as well......


+1



Dec 30, 2012 at 01:34 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · center-pinch lens caps


I've bought 86mm centre-pinch caps from eBay seller digital-winway. I recently bought 82mm centre-pinch caps from a local Henry's store.


Dec 30, 2012 at 01:47 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · center-pinch lens caps


I"ve recently purchased a 72mm pinch type Nikon Cap from a seller in Hong Kong through eBay for under $2 - I will say although the cap looks the same as the OEM, it surely isn't - the cap is constantly falling off by the slightest touch - so looks may be deceiving impo


Dec 30, 2012 at 01:59 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · center-pinch lens caps


robstein wrote:
I use Tamron caps on most of my lenses... They just work better and are cheaper then the big brands as well......

+1



Dec 30, 2012 at 02:10 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · center-pinch lens caps


I saw a picture of the EF 35 2.0 IS USM and it comes with a center pinch cap. No biggie for me as I don't use caps (delays getting the shoot by a couple seconds).


Dec 30, 2012 at 02:11 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · center-pinch lens caps


I ended up picking up the pro master versions at the local camera shop. 6 bucks or so. They work great.


Dec 30, 2012 at 02:52 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · center-pinch lens caps


Nkon pinch caps are on my white lenses. If I could use black Nikon paint I would prefer that too. Maybe it is just me, but the Nikon finish seems a bit more durable? Back to topic :-)), the Nikon caps have always worked well.
Greg



Dec 30, 2012 at 03:57 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · center-pinch lens caps


Tamron


Dec 30, 2012 at 04:31 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · center-pinch lens caps


Tamron caps.


Jan 01, 2013 at 08:27 PM
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