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Re: Center Pinch Lens Caps
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2012, 08:31:54 AM »
I got Nikon ones for my Canon lenses  ;D they are passable and usable.

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Re: Center Pinch Lens Caps
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2012, 01:07:16 AM »
I personally buy pinch WB lens caps. Can't remember photography without them.
They aren't great in build quality, but they never pop off, and a quick/accurate WB is so nice.
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Re: Center Pinch Lens Caps
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2012, 02:50:26 AM »
I haven't replaced all my genuine Canon caps, but whenever I buy a used lens with no cap then I buy one of these to go on it, never had a problem. They look basically the same, just no Canon logo (i don't see the point, it's just a cap). They come with a hole in the side and a thread to use on it, no metal loops someone else said, but I don't bother with the threads, I've got them all in a box somewhere...

(although I have had a problem with a $2 chinese non-centre-pinch 86mm cap, it got borked in post. Didn't bother complaining, I just bought a $3 one instead and it's worked fine since).
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Re: Center Pinch Lens Caps
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2012, 12:04:23 PM »
I don't bother with the threads, I've got them all in a box somewhere...
I attached those to the zippers on my motorcycle jacket, for easy opening and closing with gloves on. Bonus ;)
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Re: Center Pinch Lens Caps
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2012, 02:00:50 PM »
My Tamron lens came with a center pinch cap. i Think ill make the switch over to that type for convenience.

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Re: Center Pinch Lens Caps
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2012, 03:04:06 PM »
I got Nikon ones for my Canon lenses  ;D they are passable and usable.

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Re: Center Pinch Lens Caps
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2012, 05:11:40 PM »
I don't use lens caps.
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Re: Center Pinch Lens Caps
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2012, 08:06:23 PM »
I always order screw-in metal lens caps from Adorama when I buy a lens.  I have never lost one.  I just put them in my back pocket when I am shooting.  They provide great protection and since I always use B+W filters, I like the extra protection they provide for the filters.  A B+W filter circular polarizer in a large size can cost as much or more than a shorty forty.  Well worth it for the few seconds it takes to remove it.
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Re: Center Pinch Lens Caps
« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2012, 04:23:14 AM »
I have bought center-pinch lens caps from Amazon for all my L glass. It's a lot easier this way while the lens hood is attached.

I keep the original ones, though. Might need them for resale of the lenses.

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Re: Center Pinch Lens Caps
« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2012, 08:54:57 AM »
Canon make a 58mm center pinch lens cap. Look for a Canon part number HF G10. It's about $1,400 but you do get a free HD Camcorder at that price  8). It's a pity the manual doesnt actually have a part number for the cap itself  :'(


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Re: Center Pinch Lens Caps
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