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Gear Talk => Deals on Gear => Topic started by: Canon Rumors on February 25, 2013, 04:47:29 PM

Title: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: Canon Rumors on February 25, 2013, 04:47:29 PM

From B&H Photo

You wanted them, now you can get some them. The new center pinch lens caps are now available from B&H Photo.


I love the fact people are excited about lens caps, the weekly emails have been fun to read.


Lens caps at B&H: 52mm (in stock) | 58mm (in stock) | 67mm | 72mm (in stock) 77mm | 82mm


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Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: RMC33 on February 25, 2013, 04:49:58 PM
Just this.
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: distant.star on February 25, 2013, 04:52:09 PM
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Wow.

$15 each PLUS shipping!! B & H usually ships small stuff like this free.

I've endured the inconvenience this long.... For that kind of money, I'll keep enduring.
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: sleepnever on February 25, 2013, 04:54:08 PM
I've endured the inconvenience this long.... For that kind of money, I'll keep enduring.
Hahaha no kidding! I thought to myself, "finally!" and then I saw the price. $15?! Pfffff
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: TommyLee on February 25, 2013, 04:57:58 PM
I'll wait for the LR4.x update for them .....first.....
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: brad-man on February 25, 2013, 05:06:22 PM
Too much, too late. Swapped out my OEMs for these long ago...


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0029LH416/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0029LH416/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: TexPhoto on February 25, 2013, 05:12:24 PM
I heard the mark II pinch caps are just around the corner, and have better sharpness and color.
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: bdeutsch on February 25, 2013, 05:16:07 PM
An the advantage of pinch caps is....????   I've got one with my Tamron lens, and I don't much care for it.


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Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: expatinasia on February 25, 2013, 05:21:10 PM
Does this mean new lenses will have these as standard?

Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: brad-man on February 25, 2013, 05:21:35 PM
I heard the mark II pinch caps are just around the cover, and have better sharpness and color.



Yes, but the're only f/2...
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: jcollett on February 25, 2013, 05:22:09 PM
An the advantage of pinch caps is....????   I've got one with my Tamron lens, and I don't much care for it.


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Main advantage is with lenses using larger hoods like with telephoto lenses.  With some Canon lenses, the hood needs to be removed or slid back to access the edges of the cap to remove.  Convenience factor.
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: brad-man on February 25, 2013, 05:29:51 PM
Does this mean new lenses will have these as standard?


Yes. They are the new standard issue, but only for newly released lenses.
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: ahsanford on February 25, 2013, 05:33:31 PM
I hear that they are working on an IS version of these lens caps that costs twice as much.   :P

- A
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: thepancakeman on February 25, 2013, 05:36:45 PM
I heard they have a light leak issue...   ;D
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: sama on February 25, 2013, 05:46:29 PM
Too much, too late. Swapped out my OEMs for these long ago...


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0029LH416/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0029LH416/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: Rat on February 25, 2013, 05:50:10 PM
Swapped out my OEMs for these long ago...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0029LH416/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0029LH416/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

Same here - only I got them on eBay for a third of that price including postage. Shipping takes a month or so, but it's worth the wait if you're buying a dozen :)

[edit] Ohai, sama  :P
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: neech7 on February 25, 2013, 06:10:48 PM
Some posters here make it sound like they're such Canon fanboys that they won't buy 3rd party lens caps. Unbelievable. Do you have to get Canon-branded camera bags and tripods too?

I once had a Nikon-branded lens pen. Shoot me (with a gun).



Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: TrumpetPower! on February 25, 2013, 06:16:49 PM
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Wow.

$15 each PLUS shipping!! B & H usually ships small stuff like this free.

I've endured the inconvenience this long.... For that kind of money, I'll keep enduring.

You and me both....

b&
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: pwp on February 25, 2013, 06:57:38 PM
I changed all my caps to centre pinch last year for around $2.50 each. I bought about twenty and gave them to friends. Do an eBay search for Canon center Pinch lens caps 77mm (or whatever size you need). Usually there is free delivery.

-PW
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: RMC33 on February 25, 2013, 07:07:43 PM
Some posters here make it sound like they're such Canon fanboys that they won't buy 3rd party lens caps. Unbelievable. Do you have to get Canon-branded camera bags and tripods too?

I once had a Nikon-branded lens pen. Shoot me (with a gun).

Naw. Just RRS tripods and ThinkTank bags. I guess my sarcasm was lost~ I honestly dislike pinch caps /shrug
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: RGF on February 25, 2013, 07:09:58 PM
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Wow.

$15 each PLUS shipping!! B & H usually ships small stuff like this free.

I've endured the inconvenience this long.... For that kind of money, I'll keep enduring.

You and me both....

b&

Make that 3 of us.  This reminds of ADM (Additional Dealer Markup - what car dealers charge on hot selling cars)
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: TommyLee on February 25, 2013, 07:16:36 PM
RGF

I got mine with the undercoat...dealer said it was already applied... and that I had to take it

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I love the way a swarm of $1 versions ...appeared....right away

that's entertainment........atleast for me
well done
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: ddashti on February 25, 2013, 07:18:11 PM
Why is the release date for several of the caps different than the others'?
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on February 25, 2013, 07:22:26 PM
I heard the mark II pinch caps are just around the cover, and have better sharpness and color.



Yes, but the're only f/2...

Do they have IS?????  My lens caps need stabilization.
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: TexPhoto on February 25, 2013, 07:43:21 PM
I heard the mark II pinch caps are just around the cover, and have better sharpness and color.

Yes, but the're only f/2...

Do they have IS?????  My lens caps need stabilization.

Tokina has caps that have IS, but Canon though it made the cap too big and heavy.  Sigma also has some new caps but people worry that they won't fit on Canon lenses made a few years from now. 
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: ahsanford on February 25, 2013, 08:07:15 PM
I heard the mark II pinch caps are just around the cover, and have better sharpness and color.



Yes, but the're only f/2...

Do they have IS?????  My lens caps need stabilization.


Yes, Canon does have IS lens caps, but they're only offered in F/4.   :P
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: RS2021 on February 25, 2013, 08:16:39 PM
Why is the release date for several of the caps different than the others'?

Production takes a lot of time with these, like the growth of the fluorite crystals, and since the tsunami it has gotten much harder to quality control these high precision items. And waiting only makes loyalists want this gem of a cap more. The reviews all say that the contrast on these caps is awesome ...when you lay it on a white sheet.

Instead of typing here, I should be pre-ordering. Bye.
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: JoeDavid on February 25, 2013, 08:23:49 PM
With the thrid party caps being available and half or more of Canon's lenses needing updated, you'd think they had better things to work on...  :o
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: jm977 on February 25, 2013, 08:24:39 PM
On one of my many order from B&H, I added a Sensei 77mm cap (under $5) just to try it out.  I don't like the pinch.  I just can't get a good hold of it.  I'll have to wait to try the Canon in person before I'll shell out that much money for a lens cap.  I hope it's better but even so, I doubt I'll upgrade my many caps, especially at those prices.  Um..it's just a piece of plastic Canon...just what are you thinking? 
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: EchoLocation on February 25, 2013, 08:32:45 PM
These things were announced November 5th,
http://www.canonrumors.com/2012/11/canon-announces-new-lens-caps/ (http://www.canonrumors.com/2012/11/canon-announces-new-lens-caps/)
It really took them nearly four months to get them in to stores? I thought these had been available for months already.
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: dmills on February 25, 2013, 09:26:25 PM
Interesting... here in Japan, I've had a full set for all my lenses for almost a month. Didn't realize they weren't shipping everywhere yet.

(they cost about $7 shipped from Amazon here)
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: BPLOL on February 25, 2013, 10:05:50 PM
Let's wait for the Ultrasonic Motor version  ;)
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: RS2021 on February 25, 2013, 10:21:44 PM
Let's wait for the Ultrasonic Motor version  ;)

it better not be the micro motor...I want ring usm too.
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: neuroanatomist on February 25, 2013, 10:55:22 PM
These things were announced November 5th,
http://www.canonrumors.com/2012/11/canon-announces-new-lens-caps/ (http://www.canonrumors.com/2012/11/canon-announces-new-lens-caps/)
It really took them nearly four months to get them in to stores? I thought these had been available for months already.

Yes, it only took them four months.  For Canon, that's pretty damn fast...  ::)
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: eos650 on February 25, 2013, 11:10:09 PM
Seeing these prices, just reminds me of how much Canon screws us on all of their accessories >:(. Like others here, I replaced my caps with cheap versions off eBay, years ago. I saved enough money that I don't feel bad if I lose one and they work just fine, even on my L-Series lenses ;).

I can't imagine why anyone would buy the Canon caps at these prices, other than vanity.
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: serendipidy on February 26, 2013, 12:01:18 AM
I am waiting for the velcro model...no pinch at all ;D
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: Dylan777 on February 26, 2013, 12:14:32 AM
Based on my 14yrs working with CMs in China, the cost should be around 27 to 38cents per cap(FOB). Plus US import duty tax 75%-200% on top of FOB, let just say duty tax at 200% at 38cents. The total cost is no more than $1.25US per cap for Canon.


Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: Gcon on February 26, 2013, 12:35:00 AM
Are these thicker and heavier than the old caps? If so I won't bother for most of my lens except for perhaps ones that are a bit of a pain with the hood on - I'm thinking the 100mm f/2.8 IS macro USM, and perhaps my 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM and 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM.  My wide angle and standard zooms and primes seem fine with current caps.

I'd love a new cap for the 8-15mm f/4L fisheye - that "cap" sucks balls.
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: TexasBadger on February 26, 2013, 12:46:17 AM
Whenever I buy a lens, I also order a screw in lens cap from Adorama.  They never break or fall off and I have never lost one.
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: ewg963 on February 26, 2013, 01:09:00 AM
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Wow.

$15 each PLUS shipping!! B & H usually ships small stuff like this free.

I've endured the inconvenience this long.... For that kind of money, I'll keep enduring.
+1
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: noncho on February 26, 2013, 02:06:02 AM
10$(+shipping) for piece of plastic that cost no more than 1$? Yeah right...
 
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: NormanBates on February 26, 2013, 03:29:29 AM
Wow! They look great! Just like the $2 knockoffs from ebay I've been using for years!
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: Menace on February 26, 2013, 03:36:53 AM
Finally!
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: Stuart on February 26, 2013, 06:00:39 AM
Over priced maybe but, finally here and one hopes shipping with all new lenses.
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: skfla on February 26, 2013, 09:11:22 AM
Canon can't stand for Nikon to hog the lime light.  So what if Nikon fans get the D7100.  Canon immediately graps back the initiative & responds to our needs with: The Center Pinch Cap!! The tech of yesteryear (with the prices of tomorrow).  Hoo Ray Canon!
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: Rat on February 26, 2013, 09:58:04 AM
Oh god. The 52mm cap is only for EF-M lenses. Now my 50/1.8 will have to go without... Canon! WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!?
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: tiger82 on February 26, 2013, 10:56:54 AM
I've used these caps for at least 5 years, they are hardly new.  I think I bought them for $1.99 on ebay, certainly not $15+
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: Marsu42 on February 27, 2013, 07:27:44 AM
Fyi: I recently ordered 3 different type/sizes of cheap rip-offs of the new Canon caps (complete with Canon print :-)) from China/HK, and ...

* In one type, the clip system isn't very smooth so it doesn't really snap but I have to push the clips outwards (though I might find some way to grease them :-p)
* In another type the Canon print only consists of type stickers that instantly fell off :->
* Another type is really good, though it's nearly impossible to tell one type from the other: http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=271151175422 (http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=271151175422)

Still, if you have time enough to wait for the delivery it's worth trying a few since they are so cheap, and it's much easier using these with the lens hood on than the older Canon system with the clips on the outside.
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: Plaid Zebra Films on March 02, 2013, 03:37:19 AM
I forked out the change and bought 2 Canon Lens Cap E-77 II from Amazon this week. Just got them, and well, I think they are worth every penny. The center pinch is easy to grab (even with a lens hood on) but the surprising thing that I love is the super tight hold they have on the camera. Feels really solid and impossible to knock off unlike the originals which just require a small bump.
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: madmailman on March 02, 2013, 03:48:41 AM
Has anybody tested these new caps with a 5D mkIII to see if there is still the light leak. I think Canon did a dirty on us and didn't fix the light leak in camera but just produced a "light leak proof" lens cap.  :P
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: Chuck Alaimo on March 02, 2013, 03:49:37 PM
I have heard that these new caps will increase the FPS...my mk3 would have be able to go 15 FPS with these caps on....sweet!!!!...Oh ad theres no banding whatsover with them either!
Title: Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
Post by: pwp on March 02, 2013, 06:33:35 PM
Are these thicker and heavier than the old caps? If so I won't bother for most of my lens except for perhaps ones that are a bit of a pain with the hood on...

Yes this is where the new caps shine, reaching in down into the hood tho unlatch the old caps required dexterity. These new centre pinch caps are a snap! But if you're updating current caps, skip the remarkably priced genuine Canon, and go directly to eBay.

-PW