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lighthawk
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


Seems like a dumb question, so I'll have to ask it.

Where do you put your lens cap when shooting?
I tend to slip them in a pants pocket, but sometimes my pockets have lint.
I've been known to leave scraps of paper in the pockets during laundry.

I don't like tethers, with the caps bouncing around. If I have a bag with me, I'll try to put the cap there.
But it's not consistent, so I hunt around for it. If I had a standard lint-free location, it would simplify my work flow.

Silly question, I know.



Apr 18, 2013 at 03:07 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


I try and keep it in my pocket or in the camera bag, but usually I put it in a spot that takes me 5 minutes to find later on.


Apr 18, 2013 at 03:09 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


I never use the front caps as they just always seem to get in the way. I've never had an issue by not using them. I always use the back cap though as I store lenses front side down in my bag usually with a crumpled up lens cloth at the bottom of each slot in the bag as a bit of cushion.


Apr 18, 2013 at 03:18 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


Pocket.


Apr 18, 2013 at 04:04 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


Camera bag or photo vest, never in my pocket.


Apr 18, 2013 at 07:22 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


1. In my camera bag - most of the time
2. Pocket in my jacket or sometimes my jeans when not using a jacket
3. Top of my bag (seldom)
4. On the table close to my bag - sometimes when shooting indoor
5. in the back seat of my car

Never lost a lens cap - knock on wood:-)






Apr 18, 2013 at 07:49 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


Hoods no caps only when stored they are put on.


Apr 18, 2013 at 07:56 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


Back right pocket, every single time.

Paul



Apr 18, 2013 at 09:11 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


Never use 'em. Hoods stay mounted ready to fire, stored in their own bag/pelican facing down...
or lens mounted to a body in it's own bag. Cameras never turned off either, when I Iift one out I'm
ready to shoot. While you're fumblin' around, I've already got the shot. Just sayin'
(in 45 years...zero (0) scratched front elements)



Apr 18, 2013 at 09:18 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


Somewhere I forget it when I walk away


Apr 18, 2013 at 09:53 PM
 

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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


Front right pocket - it's so automatic that a couple of years ago I was driving along a road and saw something that caused me to slam on the brakes, jump out of the truck, grab the camera and shoot, all in about 5 seconds. Afterwards I spent a good 2-3 minutes looking for the lens cap, knowing that there was no way I could have pulled it and put in my pocket. Finally, after giving up on the cap I went home and when I got there went to change clothes and found the cap in my right front pocket.

Peace,

Todd



Apr 18, 2013 at 11:03 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


Sorry gentlemen, I've got you all beat. When lacking anyplace else to put a lens cap, i.e. pocket, vest, bag, I'll resort to slipping it down my shirt into my bra. Never lost one yet that way

Jo



Apr 18, 2013 at 11:13 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


Jo Dilbeck wrote:
Sorry gentlemen, I've got you all beat. When lacking anyplace else to put a lens cap, i.e. pocket, vest, bag, I'll resort to slipping it down my shirt into my bra. Never lost one yet that way

Jo

Are those Pinch Caps by any chance



Apr 18, 2013 at 11:24 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


I have a cell phone beltbag similar to this. It holds my body cap, lens caps, lens extender, memory card pouch, business cards, etc..


Apr 18, 2013 at 11:27 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


Pocket or my bag.


Apr 18, 2013 at 11:37 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


in my pants


Apr 19, 2013 at 12:04 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


Pocket with CF cards.


Apr 19, 2013 at 12:22 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


When I buy a new lens, I install a hood and put the lens cap in a shoebox for safe keeping. When I sell the lens it has a shinny new lens cap for somebody else to save in a shoebox.


Apr 19, 2013 at 07:15 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


Gochugogi wrote:
When I buy a new lens, I install a hood and put the lens cap in a shoebox for safe keeping. When I sell the lens it has a shinny new lens cap for somebody else to save in a shoebox.


Ditto...



Apr 19, 2013 at 08:04 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


I store them in various places- front and rear pants pocket, jacket pockets, and camera bag, which can make the item diffcult to locate when I need to replace the cap. It also contributes to the lint on my lenses, but the protection they afford is more important. I once saw a product many years ago that was a "flip-up" cap- it screwed into the lens, and with a built-in release, the cap would flip up via a hinge. Yes, it probably would be regarded as too nerdy for many photographers, but it would seem to be convenient. If you are frequently using screw-in filters, or lens hoods, that would be inconvenient.


Apr 19, 2013 at 02:35 PM
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