Auto Lens Cap for A6000's 16-50

Started Apr 21, 2014 | Discussions
zilver Contributing Member • Posts: 921
Auto Lens Cap for A6000's 16-50
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2qWIJwEyC0

The video shows the Panasonic version but comment also mentions the Z-S16-50 for Sony's.

Anyone knows where can I find this for sale online?

Thanks!

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daveh6700 Regular Member • Posts: 139
Re: Auto Lens Cap for A6000's 16-50

Google it - lots of options.

http://www.jjc.cc/products.asp?id=23&pid=6

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OP zilver Contributing Member • Posts: 921
Re: Auto Lens Cap for A6000's 16-50

Tried searching for it already and could not find the Sony's model, not even on the link you gave.

Seems to just launched in Jan 2014, thought someone would have better luck locating it.

daveh6700 wrote:

Google it - lots of options.

http://www.jjc.cc/products.asp?id=23&pid=6

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ryan92084 Contributing Member • Posts: 521
Re: Auto Lens Cap for A6000's 16-50

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2qWIJwEyC0

The video shows the Panasonic version but comment also mentions the Z-S16-50 for Sony's.

Anyone knows where can I find this for sale online?

Thanks!

Neat find unfortunately the only site I see selling it is in the Czech republic

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sparrow song Junior Member • Posts: 33
Re: Auto Lens Cap for A6000's 16-50

ryan92084 wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2qWIJwEyC0

The video shows the Panasonic version but comment also mentions the Z-S16-50 for Sony's.

Anyone knows where can I find this for sale online?

Thanks!

What black magic is this?? I assume if you use this you can't use a lens hood right?

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DtEW Senior Member • Posts: 2,674
Re: Auto Lens Cap for A6000's 16-50

sparrow song wrote:

What black magic is this??

I assume the cap works because there is an inner cap/structure (which threads into the filter threads of the front element) that is articulated to an outer cap (which is pulled slightly away from the inner cap by the edges of the lens when the lens is retracted), the articulation of which activates the lens cover.

I assume if you use this you can't use a lens hood right?

There is probably no reason you can't glue a lens hood to the outer cap... but this has its obvious drawbacks.

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Dustinash Contributing Member • Posts: 682
Re: Auto Lens Cap for A6000's 16-50

Just get a uv filter.  There is no need for a lens cap

joe6pack Senior Member • Posts: 1,593
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Dustinash wrote:

Just get a uv filter. There is no need for a lens cap

And what do you do to protect the UV filter?

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joe6pack Senior Member • Posts: 1,593
Re: Auto Lens Cap for A6000's 16-50

ryan92084 wrote:

Neat find unfortunately the only site I see selling it is in the Czech republic

Do you have a link to the site?

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DtEW Senior Member • Posts: 2,674
Re: Auto Lens Cap for A6000's 16-50
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joe6pack wrote:

Dustinash wrote:

Just get a uv filter. There is no need for a lens cap

And what do you do to protect the UV filter?

Another UV filter?

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Mike Fewster Veteran Member • Posts: 6,815
Re: Get a Hoocap

zilver wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2qWIJwEyC0

The video shows the Panasonic version but comment also mentions the Z-S16-50 for Sony's.

Anyone knows where can I find this for sale online?

Thanks!

These things are brilliant and combine a lens hood with an always on lens cap.

http://www.hoocap.de/en/lens-hood-and-lens-cap-models

If their current models wont fit your lens, write to them, they are helpful.

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ryan92084 Contributing Member • Posts: 521
Re: Auto Lens Cap for A6000's 16-50

ryan92084 wrote:

Neat find unfortunately the only site I see selling it is in the Czech republic

Do you have a link to the site?

Sure

http://www.megapixel.cz/jjc-automaticka-krytka-objektivu-z-cap-pro-sel-16-50mm

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joe6pack Senior Member • Posts: 1,593
Re: Auto Lens Cap for A6000's 16-50

ryan92084 wrote:

ryan92084 wrote:

Neat find unfortunately the only site I see selling it is in the Czech republic

Do you have a link to the site?

Sure

http://www.megapixel.cz/jjc-automaticka-krytka-objektivu-z-cap-pro-sel-16-50mm

I see. Looks like the Lumix version is $15

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181350278430

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Migo1980 Forum Member • Posts: 75
Re: Auto Lens Cap for A6000's 16-50

I had one of these on my old camera the Canon G1x best $10 bucks on eBay ever spent.

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dannus Junior Member • Posts: 29
Re: Auto Lens Cap for A6000's 16-50

Its been four months since the start of this thread so I was wondering if anyone found an auto lens cap that is available for purchase for the a6000 16-50 kit lens?

So far I've seen X-Cap and JJC but nothing for the 16-50 that I can find anywhere for purchase.

Anyone?

go94022 New Member • Posts: 1
Re: Auto Lens Cap for A6000's 16-50

Not quite what was asked for, but have been using an Op/Tech Filter Cap. USA company, and reasonably sturdy and inexpensive. Much better deal than the Olympus auto cap.

http://optechusa.com/filter-cap.html

Using a 40.5 to 49mm step up ring. Won't vignette. Filters such as a polarizer can be attached with the cap in place (but have to be removed before closing the cap). Same filters can be used for 16-50 and 55-210. Must be installed so the cap flips down, blocks the flash when it flips up.

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ryan92084 Contributing Member • Posts: 521
Re: Auto Lens Cap for A6000's 16-50

Its been four months since the start of this thread so I was wondering if anyone found an auto lens cap that is available for purchase for the a6000 16-50 kit lens?

So far I've seen X-Cap and JJC but nothing for the 16-50 that I can find anywhere for purchase.

Anyone?

Unfortunately, I've still only ever seen it for sale at the Czech site I linked previously.

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daveh6700 Regular Member • Posts: 139
Re: Auto Lens Cap for A6000's 16-50
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WryCuda Veteran Member • Posts: 8,206
Re: Auto Lens Cap for A6000's 16-50
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ryan92084 wrote:

Its been four months since the start of this thread so I was wondering if anyone found an auto lens cap that is available for purchase for the a6000 16-50 kit lens?

So far I've seen X-Cap and JJC but nothing for the 16-50 that I can find anywhere for purchase.

Anyone?

Unfortunately, I've still only ever seen it for sale at the Czech site I linked previously.

I must Czech it out.

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4u2c Senior Member • Posts: 1,038
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