center-pinch lens caps
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pipspeak
Registered: Nov 23, 2004
Total Posts: 2539
Country: United States

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



lowa2
Registered: Oct 15, 2010
Total Posts: 2281
Country: Canada

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



TheBearman
Registered: Aug 06, 2012
Total Posts: 103
Country: United States

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).



robstein
Registered: Jun 23, 2005
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Country: United States

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



lancemoreland
Registered: Mar 27, 2004
Total Posts: 545
Country: United States

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



StarNut
Registered: Aug 30, 2004
Total Posts: 1631
Country: United States

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



spdntrxi
Registered: Oct 06, 2006
Total Posts: 405
Country: United States

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



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 20882
Country: Canada

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.



pipspeak
Registered: Nov 23, 2004
Total Posts: 2539
Country: United States

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)



lancemoreland
Registered: Mar 27, 2004
Total Posts: 545
Country: United States

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.



scalesusa
Registered: Sep 02, 2008
Total Posts: 2381
Country: United States

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









timbop
Registered: Dec 29, 2005
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Country: United States

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



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 20882
Country: Canada

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.



Kiki D
Registered: Jul 28, 2011
Total Posts: 64
Country: United States

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



rebelshooter
Registered: Apr 14, 2006
Total Posts: 881
Country: United States

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



Gochugogi
Registered: Jun 25, 2003
Total Posts: 9684
Country: United States

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).



jasonpatrick
Registered: Jul 08, 2010
Total Posts: 1393
Country: United States

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



rxgolf
Registered: Aug 26, 2005
Total Posts: 1341
Country: United States

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



rprouty
Registered: Aug 10, 2002
Total Posts: 6837
Country: United States

Tamron



Tim Brooks
Registered: Oct 30, 2007
Total Posts: 173
Country: United States

Tamron caps.



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