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Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« on: November 05, 2012, 11:08:16 PM »
Pinch Lens Caps
Canon has finally wised up and introduced pinch lens caps.

New lens caps – designed for greater ease and convenience Canon’s ‘Mark II’ centre-pinch lens caps. From left to right: 82mm, 77mm, 72mm, 67mm, and 58mm.

Both new lenses also come with newly-designed Mark II lens caps, which incorporate a hook mechanism in the centre of the cover, as opposed to the sides. Simply pinching the hook allows users to quickly remove and replace caps mid-shoot, especially when using lens hoods. The re-designed lens caps will start to be rolled out across Canon’s entire EF lens range from the beginning of January 2013, and will also be available to buy separately.

The new Canon lens caps!

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Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2012, 11:18:43 PM »
Canon, now with Tamron lens caps!

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Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2012, 11:28:53 PM »
Less likely to pop-off when you're putting your camera back into its bag. Good idea.

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Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2012, 11:31:24 PM »
Following on with Canon's recent trend, they will cost only slightly more than a lens hood, say ~$52 each.   :o
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Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2012, 11:38:58 PM »
I wish the pinch was horizontal and not vertical with the lettering.  [ducking]
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2012, 11:41:29 PM »
OMG they finally got smart and did it right!
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2012, 11:42:12 PM »
About time - perfect for lenses like the 100mm 2.8L IS USM with its hood on for example.

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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2012, 11:42:21 PM »
Doesn't matter what these retail for...Canon sold their 80 Millionth Lens last August...so expect Q1 2013 revenue to be up substantially ;)

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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2012, 11:42:26 PM »
Wow!

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

What the hell is Canon thinking?!  :-\

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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2012, 11:42:35 PM »
They are going for about ten bucks each.   Hey hey!   ;)

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/883410-REG/Canon_6315b001_E_52_II_Lens_Cap.html


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Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2012, 11:49:02 PM »
With Canon most recent releases(24-70 f4 IS, 35 f2 IS and now lens caps), I think Canon wants me to saveup my money for their new 14-24 or 50L II

None of these will be on pre-order for me....my wife will be proud of me :P
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« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2012, 11:49:14 PM »
OMG. CANON. HOW DID YOU KNOW. IT'S JUST WHAT WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!  ::)

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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2012, 11:50:30 PM »
Wow!
Sorry but looks like a Nikon cap... only ugly  :(

Now if they could only get their sensors to produce IQ like a SoNikon Sensor ::)

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« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2012, 11:51:14 PM »
Wow!
sorry but looks like a Nikon cap... only ugly  :(
What the hell is Canon thinking?!  :-\


Hooray! At last! True they may not look as attractive, but the functionality leave the old caps gasping for respectability.

What Canon is thinking is this: They have heard user comments about the old design, and looked at the surge of sales of eBay centre pinch caps. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/77mm-Center-Pinch-Snap-on-Front-Lens-Cap-Cover-for-Canon-/320868597450?pt=AU_Cameras_Photographic_Accessories&hash=item4ab5423eca  At $2.00 each I've bought dozens and given them to appreciative friends.

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Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2012, 11:53:57 PM »
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.
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« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2012, 11:53:57 PM »