Symmar22 beat me to it! Pancap.
April 25, 2014, 12:30:54 AM
Topic: Canon Announces New Lens Caps! (Read 25255 times)
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.What a might stroke that was tooCanon, if you are listening there are lots of catch up ....were not are. Now Canon stroke back with the mighty caps
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.....
Simply pinching the hook allows users to quickly remove and replace caps mid-shoot
Mmmm. A tehnique I profess I have never tried.
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....
1D X + backup + different L lenses etc.
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
I got that cap! The AF is good!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
canon rumors FORUM
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.
This has been an interesting (and humorous at times) thread!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.
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?