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Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
« Reply #30 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)
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Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
« Reply #30 on: February 25, 2013, 09:26:25 PM »

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Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
« Reply #31 on: February 25, 2013, 10:05:50 PM »
Let's wait for the Ultrasonic Motor version  ;)

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Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
« Reply #32 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.
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Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
« Reply #33 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/
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...  ::)
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Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
« Reply #34 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.

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Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
« Reply #35 on: February 26, 2013, 12:01:18 AM »
I am waiting for the velcro model...no pinch at all ;D
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Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
« Reply #36 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.


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Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
« Reply #36 on: February 26, 2013, 12:14:32 AM »

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Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
« Reply #37 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.

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Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
« Reply #38 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.
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Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
« Reply #39 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.
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Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
« Reply #40 on: February 26, 2013, 02:06:02 AM »
10$(+shipping) for piece of plastic that cost no more than 1$? Yeah right...
 

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Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
« Reply #41 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!

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Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
« Reply #42 on: February 26, 2013, 03:36:53 AM »
Finally!
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Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
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Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
« Reply #43 on: February 26, 2013, 06:00:39 AM »
Over priced maybe but, finally here and one hopes shipping with all new lenses.
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Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
« Reply #44 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!
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Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
« Reply #44 on: February 26, 2013, 09:11:22 AM »