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H. Hoolee
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p.2 #1 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


I just noticed that Op/Tech (via Amazon) offers a screw-in flip-up lens cap. The largest size, however, is only 72mm. And with the thickness of the unit, there could be vignetting on very wide angle lenses. But at least such an item is available to those who want them.


Apr 19, 2013 at 02:43 PM
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p.2 #2 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


I just noticed that Op/Tech (via Amazon) offers a screw-in flip-up lens cap. The largest size, however, is only 72mm. And with the thickness of the unit, there could be vignetting on very wide angle lenses. But at least such an item is available to those who want them.

Edit: Optech does make a slightly different version in 77mm.



Apr 19, 2013 at 03:02 PM
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p.2 #3 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


neilvan wrote:
Ditto...


+1. Except for the part about the shoebox.



Apr 19, 2013 at 03:20 PM
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p.2 #4 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


Pocket or bag. Try not to over think the issue.


Apr 19, 2013 at 04:31 PM
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p.2 #5 · 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


I do this too - but only on the weekend and when I'm out of town.



Apr 19, 2013 at 07:38 PM
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p.2 #6 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


back pocket... and then if shooting for a few hours I often forget I put it there and curse as I hunt for it in my bag


Apr 19, 2013 at 11:34 PM
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p.2 #7 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


pipspeak wrote:
back pocket... and then if shooting for a few hours I often forget I put it there and curse as I hunt for it in my bag


exactly. I put it in my back pocket sometimes . . . but with some bags there's a good mesh pocket . . . then sometimes my shirt pocket . . .

I do think the ladies have us beat!



Apr 20, 2013 at 02:54 AM
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p.2 #8 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


trenchmonkey wrote:
(in 45 years...zero (0) scratched front elements)


And I managed to deeply scratch the front element of a 17-55 inside my bag but without the protection of a lense cap.. I was shooting an event and threw my 580ex (metal foot facing down) on top of my face up 17-55. Whoops! My fault, but I did learn how to install a new element, so lesson learned.

I do prefer to keep a lens cap on my lens while it's in my bag. Occasionally I'll throw a hooded lens face down into my bag, but it does get more dust exposure and I rarely use filters. If I had semi-permanent filter mounted, I would be less concerned about using a cap.



Apr 20, 2013 at 03:01 AM
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p.2 #9 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


On a shelf at home


Apr 20, 2013 at 05:39 AM
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p.2 #10 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


Trouser pocket, shirt pocket or jacket pocket. Randomly. It sometimes takes a good search to find again...


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p.2 #11 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


Pockets or my bag


Apr 20, 2013 at 08:22 AM
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p.2 #12 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


15Bit wrote:
Trouser pocket, shirt pocket or jacket pocket. Randomly. It sometimes takes a good search to find again...


I know what you mean. I have far too many pockets.



Apr 20, 2013 at 02:31 PM
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p.2 #13 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


Front left pocket in my jeans.


Apr 20, 2013 at 03:08 PM
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p.2 #14 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


i think i lost my 90 tse cap last weekend, always in some random spot. I hope it turns up, its a real pet peeve to lose them!


Apr 21, 2013 at 04:07 AM
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p.2 #15 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


Hey Lighthawk,

I put it in my pocket, but at times was disappointed to find it was sharing space with a tissue. With a lens hood on I find I go a long time without a cap on. Cap goes on when environment gets bad, blowing dirt etc. I will put the cap on when hiking up and down or over steep uneven terrain that Iíve been known to slip (donít you just love gravity and age!). The cap can add just a bit of protection walking around off trail.
Patrick



Apr 21, 2013 at 05:27 AM
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p.2 #16 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


In my pockets


Apr 21, 2013 at 08:00 AM
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p.2 #17 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


In my pockets or the camera bag.

EBH



Apr 21, 2013 at 01:32 PM
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p.2 #18 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


Pretty much everywhere, so far as I can tell. They're almost as mobile as guitar picks.


Apr 22, 2013 at 01:49 AM
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p.2 #19 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


Tethered, but I frequently take it off the lens. When removed, it goes into a pocket. With this system, I've never lost a cap. (even though I keep an extra around)


Apr 22, 2013 at 03:16 AM
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p.2 #20 · Lens caps- where do you put them?


My latest place to store lens caps is a storm drain.


Apr 22, 2013 at 07:45 AM
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