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Re: new canon lens caps
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2013, 07:15:17 AM »
Just got a set for myself as well... all 82 mm caps.
Cost me about 8 dollars in total (including shipping which actually was free). They are the same as the ones the OP have, but without the Canon brand.....

8 dollars vs 100 dollars.... Not a hard judgement to make, and yes, they are every bit as good, and who the hell gives a F about the Canon brand on them.

Just take note, they will take some time to get to you, but if  you're not in a massive hurry, then what's the rush? They are freaking lens caps.
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Re: new canon lens caps
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2013, 07:40:15 AM »
Just got a set for myself as well... all 82 mm caps.
Cost me about 8 dollars in total (including shipping which actually was free). They are the same as the ones the OP have, but without the Canon brand.....

8 dollars vs 100 dollars.... Not a hard judgement to make, and yes, they are every bit as good, and who the hell gives a F about the Canon brand on them.

Just take note, they will take some time to get to you, but if  you're not in a massive hurry, then what's the rush? They are freaking lens caps.

yes yes the generics are just as good, but if your gonna spend $2000 on a lens whats another $13 for the original>> even more interesting the 67 & 72mm are made in taiwan and the 77 & 82mm are made in japan :o
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Re: new canon lens caps
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2013, 07:48:55 AM »
yes yes the generics are just as good, but if your gonna spend $2000 on a lens whats another $13 for the original

Probably just what Canon figures, and you just made it to the front of the unofficial "Canon customer of the month" award :-p ... no, really, it's good someone's buying the stuff, and with a $2k lens it really doesn't matter - but the lens hood and cap prices feel a little strange for cheaper lenses.

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Re: new canon lens caps
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2013, 08:17:20 AM »
Cool ... but at $ 100, I'll probably wait for the Chinese variants  :P
Save more money and get Chinese lenses as well. And bodies.

Bad advice ... they don't have sufficient DR  :P
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« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2013, 08:17:38 AM »
Cool ... but at $ 100, I'll probably wait for the Chinese variants  :P

I've had the Chinese eBay variants for maybe 18 months. Canon probably copied them. I bought a couple of dozen for $2.00 each and gave them to friends. They're perfectly fine. Don't waste your hard earned on genuines...

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Re: new canon lens caps
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2013, 08:24:34 AM »

yes yes the generics are just as good, but if your gonna spend $2000 on a lens whats another $13 for the original

Only my hard earned money (which I don't earn from photography).

But then it is entirely possible that photos with the lens cap on will be remarkably better with the original than the generic ... now THAT's an upgrade!  :P
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Re: new canon lens caps
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2013, 08:32:58 AM »
Nice, hope I can have those too specially for my 100L.  But local Canon centers here in my country has no idea when it will arrive :-[
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Re: new canon lens caps
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2013, 09:15:13 AM »
I picked up a generic pinch-cap for my 100L, post 5D3 firmware 1.2.1 update. But now when I turn the camera on a warning flashes on the LCD: "Camera cannot communicate with lens cap, must remove at once." Which is a great unsung new feature of this firmware, since I was forever forgetting to remove my Canon-brand lens cap before shooting...  :P
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Re: new canon lens caps
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2013, 04:28:17 AM »
Hi nda, what is the need behind upgrading, is it aesthetics, ergonomics or mechanics, eg like body, rear lens caps, where early ones are said to create more dust?
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Re: new canon lens caps
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2013, 04:58:38 AM »
Hi nda, what is the need behind upgrading, is it aesthetics, ergonomics or mechanics, eg like body, rear lens caps, where early ones are said to create more dust?
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Re: new canon lens caps
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2013, 06:00:38 AM »
Hi nda, what is the need behind upgrading, is it aesthetics, ergonomics or mechanics, eg like body, rear lens caps, where early ones are said to create more dust?
Cheers, Graham.


mainly ergonomics, i recently got the 70-200II which came with the new type lens cap> so much easier to use than the old type, some of my old sigma lenses had similar designs years ago and always thought the canon caps should be the same so when canon upgrade i replace them all, first world problem and..."it is a slow year for bodies" ;)
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Re: new canon lens caps
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2013, 02:38:20 PM »
Hi nda, what is the need behind upgrading, is it aesthetics, ergonomics or mechanics, eg like body, rear lens caps, where early ones are said to create more dust?
Cheers, Graham.

These are much easier to remove with hood attached. It's a pain in the #@& to reach inside the hood of a 70-200 and take the non-pinch lens cap off. Won't matter to most, but it has me cursing myself often.

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Re: new canon lens caps
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2013, 02:56:51 PM »
Hi nda, what is the need behind upgrading, is it aesthetics, ergonomics or mechanics, eg like body, rear lens caps, where early ones are said to create more dust?
Cheers, Graham.

These are much easier to remove with hood attached. It's a pain in the #@& to reach inside the hood of a 70-200 and take the non-pinch lens cap off. Won't matter to most, but it has me cursing myself often.

That's a much easier solution than the stack of 10 UV filters I've been using to get the side pinch cap closer to the hood opening...   :o
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Re: new canon lens caps
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2013, 04:32:02 PM »
Another solution is to let your fingernails grow real long :o
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Re: new canon lens caps
« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2013, 04:51:05 PM »
I bought 4 of the 72s for my primes, just because they are special to me. I wanted to treat my zooms like red-headed step children.

On top of that, they seem to have fixed the light leak on my 5D3. Now pics with the caps on are metered perfectly.

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« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2013, 04:51:05 PM »