RubberDials: Every other camera manufacturer has centre pinch caps - Sony, Pentax, Nikon, Olympus - even Minolta had them.
There's me thinking it's finally time for Canon to come clean with it's users and give them in-body IS and they roll out centre-pinch caps. Simply amazing.
When the lens is stabilsed, I witness the effect as I compose. With a stabilzer sensor, I do not see the effect until after the image has been captured.
JWest: Those new lens caps are so clever! Why has no other manufacturer come up with this idea before? We're lucky that an innovator like Canon is around to lead the way.
They have - Tamron have had these for years. Whenever I buy a new Canon lens, I leave the front cap in the box, and go buy a Tamron - and they are lot less expensive :)
Following up on backayonder's comments - having spent too many hours to count, standing at trackside (sitting or kneeling is not allowed), I couldn't agree more. I wonder how this particular 'plonker' would have reacted had it started to rain. Me - a plastic bag and some tape and let the rooster-tails begin. However, this is about the new 5D mkIII. Nice to see some expanded video functionality, but not going to trade my mkII - I keep them 'til they quit.