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Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« Reply #135 on: November 09, 2012, 12:51:12 PM »
Been long fan of Canon and still is.....

I feel more and more they are following Nikon........ 

Canon, if you are listening there are lots of catch up to do.....
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Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« Reply #135 on: November 09, 2012, 12:51:12 PM »

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« Reply #136 on: November 09, 2012, 01:42:14 PM »
Canon, if you are listening there are lots of catch up ....
were not are. Now Canon stroke back with the mighty caps  ;D


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« Reply #137 on: November 09, 2012, 01:44:27 PM »
Canon, if you are listening there are lots of catch up ....
were not are. Now Canon stroke back with the mighty caps  ;D
What a might stroke that was too ;D

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Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« Reply #138 on: November 09, 2012, 01:45:37 PM »
Canon, if you are listening there are lots of catch up ....
were not are. Now Canon stroke back with the mighty caps  ;D
What a might stroke that was too ;D

Who knows? Maybe canon will deliver a death blow with NEW REAR LENS CAPS!  :o

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« Reply #139 on: November 09, 2012, 01:48:55 PM »
Canon, if you are listening there are lots of catch up ....
were not are. Now Canon stroke back with the mighty caps  ;D
What a might stroke that was too ;D

Who knows? Maybe canon will deliver a death blow with NEW REAR LENS CAPS!  :o
ROFL!

Shoot! You outed their master plan. The lens cap plan was the decoy!
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Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« Reply #140 on: November 09, 2012, 02:53:55 PM »
I can't dare to imagine a new body cap. Sounds like science fiction, I almost scared myself....

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Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« Reply #141 on: November 09, 2012, 03:19:37 PM »
I can't dare to imagine a new body cap. Sounds like science fiction, I almost scared myself....

Nobody has mentioned the Lens Bling caps for the other end of your lens.

Canon recently released a new body cap  a.k.a. 40mm STM
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« Reply #141 on: November 09, 2012, 03:19:37 PM »

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« Reply #142 on: November 09, 2012, 03:33:31 PM »
Symmar22 beat me to it! Pancap.

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Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« Reply #143 on: November 09, 2012, 04:23:10 PM »
Canon, if you are listening there are lots of catch up ....
were not are. Now Canon stroke back with the mighty caps  ;D
What a might stroke that was too ;D
I'll wait for the first reviews before praising. I wouldn't be surprised if the more complex design of the new caps introduces a light leak issue, which, as we all know, would ruin the day for a lot of lens cap shooters around here.

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« Reply #144 on: November 09, 2012, 06:47:03 PM »
You're right, we should wait until we have reviews from DPreview and rating from DxO for these caps. A light leak issue would be very bad, but might be fixed by a later firmware..... ;)

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Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« Reply #145 on: November 09, 2012, 06:57:13 PM »
Simply pinching the hook allows users to quickly remove and replace caps mid-shoot

Mmmm. A tehnique I profess I have never tried.  :o

Funny that people are complaining how they look, who cares! As long as they are less likely to fall off accidentally when putting in a bag etc then great.

Now back to that mid-shoot technique....
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« Reply #146 on: November 09, 2012, 07:53:40 PM »
You're right, we should wait until we have reviews from DPreview and rating from DxO for these caps. A light leak issue would be very bad, but might be fixed by a later firmware..... ;)
Oh, NO! They will definitely withdraw the defective ones and use black tape to fix the problem. They will introduce serial numbers to let us know which ones are fixed  ;D

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Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« Reply #147 on: November 09, 2012, 10:32:55 PM »
I can't dare to imagine a new body cap. Sounds like science fiction, I almost scared myself....

Nobody has mentioned the Lens Bling caps for the other end of your lens.

Canon recently released a new body cap  a.k.a. 40mm STM
I got that cap! The AF is good! ;)

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« Reply #147 on: November 09, 2012, 10:32:55 PM »

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Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« Reply #148 on: November 10, 2012, 04:14:47 PM »
Well DXO could finally praise Canon for the measurements they acquire from this new lens cap, here's to hoping they finally beat Nikon for something.  ::)
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Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« Reply #149 on: November 10, 2012, 04:26:30 PM »
This has been an interesting (and humorous at times) thread!

I'm going to weigh in... I do *not* like the pinch-type caps, I have some experience with the Tamron caps, and they were finicky, and I hit inside the filter threads all the time.  I find the Canon caps more intuitive, because you're pretty much "fingering" the filter thread area when you put the Canon type cap on, whereas you're blindly aiming the Tamron pinch-type cap.

Also, I wanted to ask... why are folks putting caps on their lenses, with the hoods not reversed?  What's the point?  I can certainly see the desire to either a) leave the hood on, skip the cap or b) reverse hood, put cap on, but why have the hood + cap installed?  Are you worried about dust with the hood on?  If so, then why aren't you worried about covering the felt inner surface of the hood with dust while it's not reversed?

Discuss!
While I thought your point about guiding the cap on by feeling for the threads of the lens was quite valid, When I think about when i fiddle with lens caps its primarily to take them off. When I put them on i usually am reversing the hood to put in my case then attaching the cap. I imagine i may still put a couple fingers out to guide it or at least guide it based on fingers on the outside edge of the lens touching the rim of the lens. I do think having the pinch not come to close to the center would help for using it. If you are pinching too close to the center of the cap I can see my hands loosing a good feel for it. I'll probably buy 1 77mm cap to test it on my 24LII and 70-200LII before I buy into the whole thing.
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Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« Reply #149 on: November 10, 2012, 04:26:30 PM »