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ericN2
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Mar 22, 2013

Does the Oly Auto lenscap for the XZ-1 also fit on the XZ-2  ???  Thanks..

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In reply to ericN2, Mar 22, 2013

it is both the LC-63A

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so the answer should be YES, probably even for the chinese copies going around...

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Ivo Verhaar wrote:

so the answer should be YES, probably even for the chinese copies going around...

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Olympus: E-3, 12-60SWD, EX25,EC20, FL50R, 50-200SWD, XZ-2.
Thinktank: Rotation 360, Change Up, some modules
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Many thanks - I've got the actual Oly one but just wanted to make sure that nothing has changed on the front of the XZ-2..  it's expensive enough as it is, without adding Oly cap price to it again !!.. excellent it is though...

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ericN2 wrote:

Many thanks - I've got the actual Oly one but just wanted to make sure that nothing has changed on the front of the XZ-2.. it's expensive enough as it is, without adding Oly cap price to it again !!.. excellent it is though...

I am disappointed that Olympus does not include the LC-63A as a standard accessory for XZ-2, given its high price.

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joe6pack wrote:

ericN2 wrote:

Many thanks - I've got the actual Oly one but just wanted to make sure that nothing has changed on the front of the XZ-2.. it's expensive enough as it is, without adding Oly cap price to it again !!.. excellent it is though...

I am disappointed that Olympus does not include the LC-63A as a standard accessory for XZ-2, given its high price.

I'm much less ambitious in my disappointments!  I'm disappointed that they didn't include a screen protector for the touchscreen, or a wrist strap (given how cumbersome the neck strap is).  It's as if, after designing it, they never picked one up and tried to use it.

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joe6pack wrote:

ericN2 wrote:

Many thanks - I've got the actual Oly one but just wanted to make sure that nothing has changed on the front of the XZ-2.. it's expensive enough as it is, without adding Oly cap price to it again !!.. excellent it is though...

I am disappointed that Olympus does not include the LC-63A as a standard accessory for XZ-2, given its high price.

Actually I've been quite surprised to find that one of our very well respected long-time Dealers in UK are currently offering the XZ-2 at an extremely good price..WAY down on its original nominal starter price about 6 months or so ago - so there realy isn't that much in hand to include the genuine Oly cap.. as that really is a very well-made bit of equipment..it IS somewhat over-priced but as with so many other little accessories.. others can be said to be too pricey for what they are. Probably as with a lot of other things we buy - accessories seem to be out of proportion to the original cost of the main item.  I've used JJC caps for years... but I do think the Oly cap of same kind is loads better construction .. and a neater addition.

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ericN2 wrote:

Ivo Verhaar wrote:

so the answer should be YES, probably even for the chinese copies going around...

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Olympus: E-3, 12-60SWD, EX25,EC20, FL50R, 50-200SWD, XZ-2.
Thinktank: Rotation 360, Change Up, some modules
http://www.flickr.com/photos/iverhaar

Many thanks - I've got the actual Oly one but just wanted to make sure that nothing has changed on the front of the XZ-2.. it's expensive enough as it is, without adding Oly cap price to it again !!.. excellent it is though...

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/eric
Staffordshire, UK

Can you tell me if the lens cap is completely dust proof? I'm always carrying my XZ-1 in the pocket of my jacket, and would like to know if dust can go between the gaps. Also, if ther is pressure on the lens cap, will it bend and touch the lens?

Thanks.

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Sho-Bud wrote:

Can you tell me if the lens cap is completely dust proof? I'm always carrying my XZ-1 in the pocket of my jacket, and would like to know if dust can go between the gaps. Also, if ther is pressure on the lens cap, will it bend and touch the lens?

Thanks.

Frankly I think the dust-proof matter has been flogged to death in earlier posts since a lot seem to be bothered by that. Of course by the nature of these auto-caps where the three segments auto open there simply has to be a very tiny gap where each segment meets.. but taking what I think is a more practical line of thought. I'm sure there is just as much chance of SOME dust getting onto the lens whether you have one of these caps on or not. The lens IS exposed anyway on every occasion you have the camera in use - it's arguable as to whether there is more dust in your pocket..if there is any chance of that, you shouldn't be putting it in a pocket then !!
I believe many put the camera in a plastic bag when put away in a pocket so that might be the best answer possible - it's certainly a lot better than going crazy worrying over dust getting in with an auto-cap I'm sure.

As to benduing to touch the lens..I'd not think so.  The cap blades are quite a little distance from the surface of the retracted lens.. I'm sure it's hardly feasible that any pressure on the blades would touch the lens.. AGAIN though..are you going to be that disrespectful of your camera as to let it be subect to any unnecessary force on the front surface of the cap to give that problem !!

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