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« Reply #45 on: May 09, 2013, 03:03:50 AM »
At least it was nice of him to notice the curtains...most men wouldn't.   ;D

You really dont got the nifty fifty? :o

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« Reply #46 on: May 10, 2013, 01:03:16 AM »
it might be a good thread to start: take a photo of all your best equipment on the worst background with the worst camera you can find in the worst lighting possible. That's always the problem, isn't it? If you want to take a photo of all your good stuff then you've got nothing good to shoot it with... I'll do that when I get home.

well done me  ;D

ok, this is the worst background i could find with my best gear taken with my worst camera(nokia E63) :P
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« Reply #47 on: May 10, 2013, 12:05:43 PM »
A very intrusive red carpet with phone camera (flash on) and instagrammed...
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« Reply #48 on: May 10, 2013, 12:10:20 PM »
:D finally got'em :P

now that you have had the new lens caps for a while, what are the advantages?  disadvantages?

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« Reply #49 on: May 10, 2013, 12:56:26 PM »
:D finally got'em :P

now that you have had the new lens caps for a while, what are the advantages?  disadvantages?
I thought that the high points were:
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  • A picture with that cap on shows up black - however, I am willing to bet that the circular cap shows up rectangular... ;)

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« Reply #50 on: May 10, 2013, 12:58:34 PM »
:D finally got'em :P

now that you have had the new lens caps for a while, what are the advantages?  disadvantages?

no disadvantages, the advantage is getting the cap on/off with lens hood attached(center pinch), they are also much better build quality than the old caps, better mechanism, thicker and the moving parts that attach to the lens have more surface area(about 1/2 of the cap attaches to the lens, the old caps about 1/5).
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« Reply #51 on: May 10, 2013, 01:09:55 PM »
however, I am willing to bet that the circular cap shows up rectangular... ;)

I bet if you used the 8-15 set to 8mm, you'd get a blacker black circle in the middle, and the vignette would look gray...  :o
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« Reply #52 on: May 10, 2013, 01:54:13 PM »
however, I am willing to bet that the circular cap shows up rectangular... ;)

I bet if you used the 8-15 set to 8mm, you'd get a blacker black circle in the middle, and the vignette would look gray...  :o
That could be, but it is a corner case - boundary condition - whatever...
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« Reply #53 on: May 10, 2013, 06:57:57 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

Hahaahaaa! I will have to give that a try!

Rodger from "Lens Rentals" tried it with 50 filters... some vignetting may occur on wide angle lenses...
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« Reply #54 on: May 10, 2013, 07:04:06 PM »
:D finally got'em :P

now that you have had the new lens caps for a while, what are the advantages?  disadvantages?

no disadvantages, the advantage is getting the cap on/off with lens hood attached(center pinch), they are also much better build quality than the old caps, better mechanism, thicker and the moving parts that attach to the lens have more surface area(about 1/2 of the cap attaches to the lens, the old caps about 1/5).

Complete agreement. I had lost the lens cap from my 70-200 so it was replaced with an Olympus lens cap (Hey, at least it wasn't Nikon :) ), and today re-replaced with a new Canon lens cap. The new lens cap stays in place MUCH better than the old one ( the lost one....) and it is easily taken off or put back on with the lens hood in place.
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« Reply #55 on: May 10, 2013, 08:31:56 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

Hahaahaaa! I will have to give that a try!

Rodger from "Lens Rentals" tried it with 50 filters... some vignetting may occur on wide angle lenses...

LOL ;D...bet the flare is really bad too.
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« Reply #56 on: May 21, 2013, 08:13:59 PM »
Where can I get white ones?  If you know, can you post a link for me?  Thanks

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« Reply #57 on: May 21, 2013, 08:54:46 PM »
Where can I get white ones?  If you know, can you post a link for me?  Thanks
LOL! Like the white lenses, they will be expensive ;)

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« Reply #58 on: May 24, 2013, 11:25:47 PM »
I think I will add lens caps to my holiday gift list.  At least these are affordable.

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« Reply #59 on: May 25, 2013, 11:49:26 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.

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

Hahaahaaa! I will have to give that a try!

Rodger from "Lens Rentals" tried it with 50 filters... some vignetting may occur on wide angle lenses...

Roger did you try to shot with all those filters.   Any flare?   How much light did you lose - 10 stops?

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« Reply #59 on: May 25, 2013, 11:49:26 AM »