How do you keep track of your lens cap?

Started Feb 17, 2014 | Discussions thread
Mike Fewster Veteran Member • Posts: 6,499
Re: Tom and Nippero

Tom Caldwell wrote:

Mike Fewster wrote:

I am posting this again because I think my previous contribution to the thread wasn't noticed because of the heading I used.

The Hoocap is brilliant and has won several awards. One touch and it changes from lens cap to lens shade while staying on the lens. Very nicely made. Unfortunately it only is made for one mft lens, the Panasonic 14-42. If enough asked, I am sure they would make other sizes.

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Mike Fewster
Adelaide Australia

Good idea Mike and they deserve success but if they have to design one for each and every lens then they have an uphill battle. Furthermore whilst they are obviously very good they are expensive and relatively bulky as part of the hood is forever fitted to the lens it is attached to.

I am interested of course but only one Canon lens that I own has one currently made for it out of a very extensive lens collection. That lens of course came with its own oem hood and cap.

Thereby hangs the Hoocap problem.

Someone using just a few lenses which just happened to be on their product list would be well advised to get one but where to for their other lenses if not made for them? Others will just have to wait and will lose interest.

The self-opening petal lens hood is another good idea but it also is restricted by the lens-type it will work on.

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Tom Caldwell

Tom, yes. I use it on a lens that I know will be on my camera more often than not and I wouldn't try to get them for all my lenses.

Another thing to be aware of is filter size. They wont work if you use oversize filters with a filter size adapter (I do this as I use a few cameras and try to get by with just one lot of filters. It isn't such a big deal as I don't have the problem often and the hoocap just clips off into my pocket on those occasions.

It is a good solution if you have something like a small tele walkaround lens

For those that want one, if it isn't available for the particular lens, I'd write to them.

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Mike Fewster
Adelaide Australia

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