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Dec 14, 2011 07:45 |  #1

I just bought a G5, and it seems like the perfect camera for my wife. Big question so far is, How do you keep the lens cap on the camera. It seems like it was designed to stay off instead of on.
Any cures for this?
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Dec 14, 2011 20:31 |  #2

The caps are loose on purpose for the entire "G" series -- they are that way to prevent damage to the lens extension system (i.e lens error).

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Dec 14, 2011 21:01 |  #3

Thanks rbro,
I figured that out. My Epson PC3000 had the same thing going on. I bought a filter extender and kept it on all the time, it worked great.
This camera is too big to carry in a pocket anyway, so I don't mind the protrusion.
Do you have any idea if Canon made a similar unit?


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Dec 14, 2011 21:04 |  #4

Ahhh! Just googled it and foud just what I want, 'cept it's silver.

Does anyone know if the adapters for other models fit this camera?
I prefer the black.


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Dec 14, 2011 21:59 |  #5

I've got the black 58mm lensmate on my G5. Check if they still carry them.




  
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Dec 15, 2011 15:00 |  #6

Check Amazon and Ebay. I found a silver Canon tube, and an after market black aluminum one. You'll see that some after market ones have 52mm threads, and some have 58 mm. Both filter sizes are fairly common. 52's are a little bit cheaper, but 58's are a little more universal.

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Dec 15, 2011 15:06 |  #7

I found the lensmate, but none of the adapters are listed as for the G5.
At least, I couldn't find one. I admit I'm kinda dense web surfing.

OK, I looked again and found what I need. Thanks for the help.


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Dec 16, 2011 07:12 as a reply to  @ DAMphyne's post |  #8

Could'nt you take some of the stuff we used to use to seal the light out in the back of film cameras and put it around the inside of the lens cap. This would make it fit tighter but would not scratch anything. Most of all it is a cheap fix.




  
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