Nikon lens cap - scruffing up lens

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ShutterDude Contributing Member • Posts: 695
Nikon lens cap - scruffing up lens

Here's a bit of an odd one and I think maybe this is just me - anyone else finding that when they put on the lens cap on their lens, they end up hitting the lens with the edge of the cap?  I've done it enough that I'm seeing 'scruff' marks whenever this happens.

I try to be careful, but end up somehow hitting the lens from time to time....

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Gearsau Senior Member • Posts: 1,753
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ShutterDude wrote:

Here's a bit of an odd one and I think maybe this is just me - anyone else finding that when they put on the lens cap on their lens, they end up hitting the lens with the edge of the cap? I've done it enough that I'm seeing 'scruff' marks whenever this happens.

I try to be careful, but end up somehow hitting the lens from time to time....

45 years of Nikon ownership, and, have never experienced that

It's you

Regards Peter

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a_c_skinner Veteran Member • Posts: 6,950
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I've a vague recollection of this coming up before, but cannot recall the lens.

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Martin Zimelka
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This is/was a common issue with the AF-S 58/1.4 where the lens cap would damage a thin plastic ring. Happened to mine too, but luckily it's barely noticeable and since I noticed it I've used either a filter or a step up ring to avoid this...

Here is someone that posted about it

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3579525

What lens are you experiencing this with?

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Raymond Wave Contributing Member • Posts: 878
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Martin Zimelka wrote:

This is/was a common issue with the AF-S 58/1.4 where the lens cap would damage a thin plastic ring. Happened to mine too, but luckily it's barely noticeable and since I noticed it I've used either a filter or a step up ring to avoid this...

Here is someone that posted about it

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3579525

What lens are you experiencing this with?

I've experienced this now with my 58/1.4G even tho I'm super careful all the time. Kind of sucks.

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UGPRO Contributing Member • Posts: 615
Its a lens cap, 'Not to Tap' !! . . . then you should be good. . .

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ShutterDude wrote:

Here's a bit of an odd one and I think maybe this is just me - anyone else finding that when they put on the lens cap on their lens, they end up hitting the lens with the edge of the cap? I've done it enough that I'm seeing 'scruff' marks whenever this happens.

I try to be careful, but end up somehow hitting the lens from time to time....

..hmm.. maybe if can, place a quality lens filter on the lens to protect the front element..

..Best wishes..

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OP ShutterDude Contributing Member • Posts: 695
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That's just it with the 58 1.4 lens......after market lens any better?

Raymond Wave wrote:

Martin Zimelka wrote:

This is/was a common issue with the AF-S 58/1.4 where the lens cap would damage a thin plastic ring. Happened to mine too, but luckily it's barely noticeable and since I noticed it I've used either a filter or a step up ring to avoid this...

Here is someone that posted about it

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3579525

What lens are you experiencing this with?

I've experienced this now with my 58/1.4G even tho I'm super careful all the time. Kind of sucks.

microbugs New Member • Posts: 18
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Try a LensCoat instead. It is a neoprene sleeve that goes over the front of the lens in place of the cap. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0087N2K14/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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UGPRO Contributing Member • Posts: 615
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ShutterDude wrote:

Here's a bit of an odd one and I think maybe this is just me - anyone else finding that when they put on the lens cap on their lens, they end up hitting the lens with the edge of the cap? I've done it enough that I'm seeing 'scruff' marks whenever this happens.

I try to be careful, but end up somehow hitting the lens from time to time....

Buy a cheap UV filter of same size as your lens cap/lens filter thread size, break and remove the glass off the filter. Screw the bare metal filter ring on to the lens and leave it on. You'll then keep/remove the cap on to the filter ring without touching the lens filter thread of lens body!!

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Gearsau
Gearsau Senior Member • Posts: 1,753
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UGPRO wrote:

ShutterDude wrote:

Here's a bit of an odd one and I think maybe this is just me - anyone else finding that when they put on the lens cap on their lens, they end up hitting the lens with the edge of the cap? I've done it enough that I'm seeing 'scruff' marks whenever this happens.

I try to be careful, but end up somehow hitting the lens from time to time....

Buy a cheap UV filter of same size as your lens cap/lens filter thread size, break and remove the glass off the filter. Screw the bare metal filter ring on to the lens and leave it on. You'll then keep/remove the cap on to the filter ring without touching the lens filter thread of lens body!!

Why don't you just purchase a Nikon NC ( neutral colour filter ) instead ?,

NC = Neutral Colour.

No need to break any glass.

Regards Peter

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