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Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2012, 12:02:35 AM »
Wow!

Sorry but looks like a Nikon cap... only ugly  :(

What the hell is Canon thinking?!  :-\

That pinch caps are largely viewed as functionally superior?  They could have been thinking that... ;-)

I couldn't care less how they look. A more secure cap that I can use with a hood on?  I think I'll be purchasing a few of these.

Functionally, I see why this is a good design. Visually though, I think Canon could have afforded to distinguish their lens caps just a tad better since it is sort of an image for the company.

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« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2012, 12:02:35 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2012, 12:46:43 AM »
Wow!

Sorry but looks like a Nikon cap... only ugly  :(

What the hell is Canon thinking?!  :-\

That pinch caps are largely viewed as functionally superior?  They could have been thinking that... ;-)

I couldn't care less how they look. A more secure cap that I can use with a hood on?  I think I'll be purchasing a few of these.

Functionally, I see why this is a good design. Visually though, I think Canon could have afforded to distinguish their lens caps just a tad better since it is sort of an image for the company.
I agree. It's cool they made a more functional design, but they could have done something to make them a little more unique and special. For all the trouble and talk this will cause, you'd think they'd make it a bit more interesting looking. They look exactly like Nikon caps now.
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Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2012, 12:52:14 AM »
Time to switch to Nikon.
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Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2012, 01:04:02 AM »
Japanese are all about functionality over design!  ;)
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Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2012, 01:17:27 AM »
Wow. Just WOW...
 

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Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2012, 01:27:01 AM »
Still no solution to caps just getting in my way and remaining as just another part of a kit that needs to be looked out for

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Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2012, 01:40:42 AM »
Still no solution to caps just getting in my way and remaining as just another part of a kit that needs to be looked out for
I've heard that Apple are going to release a series of minimalist lens caps. Being transparent, they need no moving parts and never need to be removed or put on - avoiding the constant problem of lost caps.  In an unrelated move they are also rumoured to be suing B&W for 'design infringement' due to B&W's use of rounded corners.

Seriously though, the new caps are a very positive sign. The old caps were frankly useless on many lenses with a hood, and it is ridiculous that you needed to go out an buy a third party lens caps for a new $1000+ lenses. That Canon have changed the design suggests that they are finally prioritising customers/users over their marketing department...

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« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2012, 01:40:42 AM »

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« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2012, 01:44:23 AM »
Maybe they're using transparent aluminium.
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Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2012, 02:58:45 AM »
What? No more "ULTRASONIC" written in gold ? No way I'm gonna buy this !!  ;D

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« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2012, 04:03:50 AM »
About time too!
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« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2012, 04:04:28 AM »
Still no solution to caps just getting in my way and remaining as just another part of a kit that needs to be looked out for
I've heard that Apple are going to release a series of minimalist lens caps. Being transparent, they need no moving parts and never need to be removed or put on - avoiding the constant problem of lost caps.  In an unrelated move they are also rumoured to be suing B&W for 'design infringement' due to B&W's use of rounded corners.

Seriously though, the new caps are a very positive sign. The old caps were frankly useless on many lenses with a hood, and it is ridiculous that you needed to go out an buy a third party lens caps for a new $1000+ lenses. That Canon have changed the design suggests that they are finally prioritising customers/users over their marketing department...

I like your take on this!

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Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2012, 05:19:10 AM »
Used this type on and old tamron, every single time I took it off or put it one it slipped and dropped onto the front element. Useless. The canon ones I place to one side and lift up or down on the other side, gripping the firmly before and after lifting. But then again, when was the last time I used a lens cap? 6-7 years?
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Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2012, 06:33:26 AM »
I hate those things, but they are eaiser to take off when the hood is on.

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« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2012, 06:43:32 AM »
$54.99 -109.00 each. They have dual Hybrid pinch lock technology after all.

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Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2012, 06:47:54 AM »
 
What? No more "ULTRASONIC" written in gold ? No way I'm gonna buy this !!  ;D

I never thought about that! Boo I don't like them now!

Time to throw all my Canon gear in the bin in anger and march down to a local Nikon dealer pronto!

That'll teach Canon to try and improve something, pah!

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Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
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