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| p.1 #8 · 300 2.8 IS w/o hood & tripod color removed on hike |
The Don Zeck cap with no handle, does it have punch holes on it? (Just as if you remove the handle yourself.)
I used to have one with handle for my 300/2.8L IS. I sold it along with the lens. Now, I have a 200/2L IS that I'm looking to get another cap from Don Zeck, but would be interested in one with no handle if it doesn't have punch holes on it. Thanks.
Yes, it still has holes for the plastic rivets that normally hold on the handle. If you ask Don Zeck to not attach the handle when you order the cap, then he'll plug the holes with the same type of plastic rivets that normally attach the handle. You still get the handle and some unused rivets, if you later decide you want to attach it. You could ask Don for a cap with no holes, but I suspect he makes a whole batch at one time, and so any on hand are probably holey. It's worth sending an email, as he's very helpful. He even put on a special run for FM owners of the 200/1.8L, a few years ago. You can reach him at donzeck 'at' comcast.net
The rivets are low profile, but they aren't helpful at all when you want to put the capped lens nose-down on a flat surface. So, I cut the rivets off my Zeck caps, and then cover the outside surface with gaffers tape. This covers the holes and also makes for a softer and quieter landing when you put it down on a hard surface, like a hardwood or ceramic tile floor. I'd still cover it with gaffer's tape even if it had no holes. Here's a photo of the Zeck on my 300/2.8L IS.