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Old 04-04-2012   #21
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If I don't have a pocket, I put it in my Bra....
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You know what, that is the one place where that UV filter always on the lens makes a bit of sense, as a lens cap you do not have to remove. My point 'n shot has to have a lens tube on it for the lens hood. Since the lens cap does not fit on the tube, I keep a UV filter & the hood on the tube. Seems to me doing the same with a large lens would make sense.
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Old 04-06-2012   #23
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You know what, that is the one place where that UV filter always on the lens makes a bit of sense, as a lens cap you do not have to remove. My point 'n shot has to have a lens tube on it for the lens hood. Since the lens cap does not fit on the tube, I keep a UV filter & the hood on the tube. Seems to me doing the same with a large lens would make sense.
Except that I don't care if my lens cap gets dirt or fingerprints on it. When I take it off the dirt goes with it. And I don't have a useless piece of glass stuck on my lens to potentially degrade the image. If it's not there, I don't have to think about it.
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Well you can't shoot with the lens cap on, so it offers protection only when the lens is not being used. If a filter degrades your image, it doesn't really offer much for protection while shooting.
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Old 04-06-2012   #25
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It seems to me that there is a lot of nitpicking over the use of filters. A UV filter helps cut through the haze in the atmosphere in landscape photography as well as protecting the lens front element from dust and dirt, It is easier to clean a filter than the lens element. Also if a filter gets scratched or marked for whatever reason, it is much cheaper and easier to replace than the front element of a camera lens
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There are lots of good ideas being shared but we've drifted completely away from the original question: Where do you keep the lens cap once you've taken it off?
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I tend to lose them right very often. It's an ongoing problem.
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If I don't have a pocket, I put it in my Bra....
Being a guy, wearing a bra makes things... challenging... lol

I used to put them in my pocket, but then after a few hard hours of a wedding, they would always be dusty and damp/sweaty. I still put them in my pocket, but place them in a small plastic bag before doing that.

All my lens caps are always clean and dry now... and I have not lost a lens cap... ever.
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Old 04-13-2012   #29
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THat is a photgraphic accessory I've never come across!

I leave my lens cap in the camera bag, I may have to dig around for it but it's in there somewhere, probably worked its way down to the bottom of the bag. I have a 20 yr old Lowepro Nova 5 and could probably do with a new bigger packpack. Too pricey for me at the present as I'm on a pension
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Somewhere on the internet on another photography website, someone had a drawing for a pouch that could be made with a heavy type fabric. It was just basically a pouch with a flap with velcro to keep it closed, with a "belt loop" attached to the back to run your camera strap through. I've never gotten around to either having my wife make one (she sews) or myself. (I can sew if need be) One of those unimportant things at the moment!

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P.S. I just googled "lens cap pouch plans" and several things came up.

https://www.google.com/#hl=en&biw=19...3dc646ad1cbec2


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