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Registered: ‎06-25-2014

Re: Cheap lens caps

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@ebiggs1 wrote:

I hardly to never use or have a lens cap.  Most full timers and pros don't use lens caps at least the ones I know don't.  Mostly goes back on when I put the lens away in its bag where it does a magnificent job of protecting it.


I have to confess I'm baffled by that. Ernie loves lenses. He's owned most of the lenses Canon has ever made and a good percentage of those made by several other manufacturers. Full timer or not, how can such a committed connoisseur eschew lens caps? It's like a coin collector storing his collection in a plastic bucket.

Bob
Boston, Massachusetts USA
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Re: Cheap lens caps


@ebiggs1 wrote:

I hardly to never use or have a lens cap.  Most full timers and pros don't use lens caps at least the ones I know don't.  Mostly goes back on when I put the lens away in its bag where it does a magnificent job of protecting it.


Well, about the only time I put the cap back on is when I am finished in the field. As I say, I usually have a filter on (UV or CP), as I am often in the desert or around tidepools.

 

I never keep the cap on in the field, or walk around with it, as I have missed some shots that way and learned early on that a shot missed is gone for good. You can't pose wildlife like you can friends or family. But once done for the day, I like to put the cap on as I would rather it absorb any undue scuffs, bumps or jostling around rather than a B+W filter. YMMV.  

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Re: Cheap lens caps

"It's like a coin collector storing his collection in a plastic bucket."

 

I beg your pardon, I use Tupperware !   Smiley LOL  Lenses are just tools.

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Re: Cheap lens caps

I replaced all of my Canon older lens caps with the center-pinch after-market ones.  They work just as well.

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Re: Cheap lens caps


@diverhank wrote:

I replaced all of my Canon older lens caps with the center-pinch after-market ones.  They work just as well.


If you say so. Center-pinch caps are usually thicker in the middle, and not all lenses have enough clearance to accommodate them. I believe that's why Canon tends to use center-pinch caps on their telephotos, but not on their wider lenses. If you use Canon's intended cap, the lens won't get scratched.

Bob
Boston, Massachusetts USA
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Re: Cheap lens caps

Happily there were no such scratches...(I had made sure there was enough room). I've been using them way before Canon comes out with their own.

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Re: Cheap lens caps

" If you use Canon's intended cap protecto filters, the lens won't get scratched."

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Re: Cheap lens caps


@ebiggs1 wrote:

" If you use Canon's intended cap protecto filters, the lens won't get scratched."


Yup.  And, I admit to being blind in one eye makes me a real goofball when it comes to replacing a lens cap.  

 

Sometimes, I reach to remove the lens cap, only t find out that I already removed it, and I smearing the lens filter.

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