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Old 03-21-2012   #1
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I was wondering how do you Camelians store very large Lens Caps, say caps of 77 mm dia or larger, when you are out shooting.
I thread smaller caps like 55 mm dia via a tiny hole in the cap. The thread then goes round the lens or is tied to the camera strap/lug.
I keep loosing my larger caps and it is difficult to get originals with their logos.
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They usually go someplace relatively secure in my bag until I'm done shooting.

If I'm on the move wearing my belt kit with lens, flash, etc. pouches, the belt pouches have little pockets for the lens caps.


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Lanyards similar to your method used to be popular. Basically, one end of the string was attached to a button that had adhesive and was stuck to the face of the lens cap. The other end of the string was tethered to the lens barrel. Looked like a good idea. I never could stand the lens cap swaying and swinging while I was shooting.

When we take the caps off the lenses, they are off for the day. They get put in the camera bag until the end of the day. It's been a long time since I had to replace a lens cap. If I lost one, I'd just replace it with a generic. For me, if someone can see the logo on the cap I'm going to look rather foolish for having not removed it before shooting. Oh, affecting re-sale value? I buy them to use and use up. Since I'm not in the trade market an authentic branded lens cap isn't worth much.
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I put mine either in my camera bag immediately I take the camera out of the bag or in a deep pocket of my jacket.
I would also find it annoying swinging about on a cord.
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I take it off with my left hand, so it goes in my left front pocket. When I finish shooting, it goes back on the lens until I need to shoot again. The lens cap is part of my two pronged lens protection system - cap and hood. Only my 10-22 has to survive with only the cap, since a hood is mostly useless on it.
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I take it off and stick it in my pocket, or in the eye-glass tray in the car, or in the bag, or in the trunk.... sometimes I leave it home...

Usually I look for it a couple of days later, when I notice that I have a lens without one...

I'm pretty sure that Canon would sell me another one if I needed one...
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I take it off and stick it in my pocket, or in the eye-glass tray in the car, or in the bag, or in the trunk.... sometimes I leave it home...

Usually I look for it a couple of days later, when I notice that I have a lens without one...

I'm pretty sure that Canon would sell me another one if I needed one...
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And God looked down on his creation and declared, "I gave woman good looks, I shall give man pockets."

The only lens cover I don't put in my pocket are ones for the 200mm f2.0, 300mm f2.8 and 400mm f2.8. My pockets just aren't that big.
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Old 03-22-2012   #9
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Some very interesting replies, especially the one for 200 mm to 400 mm lens caps. But very true.
Actually I had two things in mind worth considering, the last maybe useful for all of us:
1) The camera strap has a thick cross shaped stretchable web, where you push in the lens cap for storage. I am just not able to recall where I saw this on the net?
I remember buying a leather strap for my K1000 from Olden's of NY circa 1978 - allowed you to store 3 #s 35 mm film cans + some smaller accessories. Very clever.
2) Here in Bangalore, I see roadside vendors selling zippered pouches of all sizes and shapes - some double decker - that attaches to your waist belt with a loop on the pouch - cost 50 cents to $ 2. Maybe a good idea.
See, there are no pockets these days on T-shirts. And my trouser pockets are already loaded with the car keys, cell phone, purse, and a handkerchief - the inner "thief" pocket holds my tiny baby Browning pistol. So I have lost caps from my trouser pockets as the things jostle for space, especially when I sit.
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Mine goes into my pocket for the rest of the day.


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