What lens caps are you guys using?

Started Jan 22, 2014 | Questions thread
Cliff Fujii
Cliff Fujii Veteran Member • Posts: 8,209
Re: What lens caps are you guys using?

You might want to try a Fast Cap With Metal Ring, it's not expensive and the additional diameter of the Fast Cap With Metal Ring might help to protect the front of your lens. It is less fragile than a quick release hood. The plastic that the Fast Cap With Metal Ring is made of is softer than the plastic in a hood or a lens cap providing some cushioning against unexpected events.

All my lenses under 77mm have a Fast Cap With Metal Ring attached. Since Op/Tech does not make a Fast Cap for lenses with 77mm filters I have to use the Converter Cap. It is not as easy to change the circular position of the lens cap on the Converter Cap but it does a good job.

BTW...The Fast Cap with Metal Ring allows you to move the lens cap around with out loosening the Fast Cap from the lens. It's a minor improvement but one I find handy.  One thing...some of Nikon's lenses have plastic filter threads so when attaching the Fast Cap with Metal Ring, be sure it's not cross threaded.  I use a technique I learned in the military when building reentry vehicles.  I place the Fast Cap on the filter ring of the lens, turn the Fast Cap counter clockwise (backwards) until I hear or feel a click.  I thin turn the Fast Cap clockwise (forwards) until it's stops.  This trick works for filters and other things that might pose a cross threading threat.

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