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Feb 26, 2013 21:43 |  #46

bps wrote in post #15655839 (external link)
... When I'm not actively shooting, there's always a lens cap on my lenses... there is rarely any dirt, dust or contaminants on my glass... all of my glass is still pristine. And judicious use of lens caps has definitely helped my glass stay that way.

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Feb 26, 2013 21:48 |  #47

I just bought 3 packs of 10. I'm going to sell them locally for $3. We'll see how that works. I've already sold 5. :)


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Feb 26, 2013 21:54 |  #48

cdifoto wrote in post #15653124 (external link)
I bought some of those and they don't fit worth a damn. They were molded lopsided or something.

The quality control of Chinese stuff is all over the map--and not just the cheap stuff, either. When one factory hits on a selling item, several other factories knock it off (yes, even knock-offs to knock-offs). Some will be lousy, some will be okay.

Knowing that already, I was willing to try a couple of the eBay suppliers with a cap from each. One was lousy, the other was good--so I got a supply from the good one.

That was a couple of years ago. That same supplier may or may not still exist, and even it still exists, it may or may not still be selling a satisfactory cap. Even in one supplier, their quality control is all over the map.


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Feb 26, 2013 22:08 |  #49

I see those guys who work without ANY caps. I've see how they treat their equipment.

I watched a first photographer swap lenses from his camera all night long. 90% of the time he'd have his open bag close by and toss the used one in the bag and pop on another one he had in his pocket (again no caps). While that's quick and all doesn't that scratch the front and rear elements? And doesn't tossing them 6 feet away into a padded bag have the potential of damaging them?

Unless I'm making $10,000 per month shooting weddings then this is NOT the way I'll be treating my equipment. Heck I don't even think I'd do it then. That's just throwing money away and that's just silly really.


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Feb 26, 2013 22:37 |  #50

Frank H wrote in post #15656104 (external link)
I dont see any yongnuo caps. Care to link me? I have some cheapo ebay ones, but would like some more quality ones for my other lenses that dont yet have pinch caps yet (without spending the $15 that canon wants.)

Unfortunately the listing has been taken down from the seller I bought them from

http://www.ebay.com …errid=2&item=22​1127216937 (external link)

It was from this seller http://www.ebay.com/sc​h/yongnuo.store/m.html (external link)

The part number on the back matches these though and they look identical. If you scroll down they have different sizes.

http://www.ebay.com …ain_0&hash=item​43aee90dc7 (external link)


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Feb 26, 2013 23:09 |  #51

jbrackjr wrote in post #15655180 (external link)
Doesn't everybody?:lol: That's why I replaced my Canon caps with center pinch caps.

My caps only go on when the hood is reversed. If I can fit the lens with hood on in my bag, it usually never gets reversed, and the front cap is never on.


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Feb 26, 2013 23:23 |  #52

CameraMan wrote in post #15656244 (external link)
I see those guys who work without ANY caps. I've see how they treat their equipment.

I watched a first photographer swap lenses from his camera all night long. 90% of the time he'd have his open bag close by and toss the used one in the bag and pop on another one he had in his pocket (again no caps). While that's quick and all doesn't that scratch the front and rear elements? And doesn't tossing them 6 feet away into a padded bag have the potential of damaging them?

Unless I'm making $10,000 per month shooting weddings then this is NOT the way I'll be treating my equipment. Heck I don't even think I'd do it then. That's just throwing money away and that's just silly really.

I agree. I'm astonished at people that treat their gear like that.

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Feb 27, 2013 02:50 |  #53

I just got a 24-70ii yesterday and still no pinch cap. I called up canon and asked them to send me some for free. I buy all my gear locally rather than grey market so think its the least they can do. The guy said he would so I guess I'll see what happens.

My Sigma has the pinch style cap and I find it a lot easier. I always keep the caps on when I'm not using the lens, all the money we spend on gear why wouldn't you?




  
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Feb 27, 2013 03:01 |  #54

bps wrote in post #15656409 (external link)
I agree. I'm astonished at people that treat their gear like that.

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it's usually not their gear...


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Feb 27, 2013 06:56 |  #55

CameraMan wrote in post #15656244 (external link)
I see those guys who work without ANY caps. I've see how they treat their equipment.

I watched a first photographer swap lenses from his camera all night long. 90% of the time he'd have his open bag close by and toss the used one in the bag and pop on another one he had in his pocket (again no caps). While that's quick and all doesn't that scratch the front and rear elements? And doesn't tossing them 6 feet away into a padded bag have the potential of damaging them?

Unless I'm making $10,000 per month shooting weddings then this is NOT the way I'll be treating my equipment. Heck I don't even think I'd do it then. That's just throwing money away and that's just silly really.

I 100% agree. However the flip side is true as well (and I am guilty of it). One of the advantages of carrying around equipment that's built like a tank, is you can treat it with a little less care, and not worry about it.

I baby my equipment, when there is absolutely no reason to. It's like buying a Jeep Wrangler, and never taking it off road.


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Mar 02, 2013 13:57 as a reply to  @ mafoo's post |  #56

Just got these bad boys this morning! The quality level is insane! They fit my 28, 50, and 85 mm lenses perfectly! Much better than any 3rd party cap I've used and a lot better than the OEM Canon caps too.

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Mar 02, 2013 14:30 |  #57

tgara wrote in post #15668851 (external link)
Just got these bad boys this morning! The quality level is insane! They fit my 28, 50, and 85 mm lenses perfectly! Much better than any 3rd party cap I've used and a lot better than the OEM Canon caps too.

I got mine: E-52II and E-67II some days ago and I'll agree. Perfect fit.


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Mar 02, 2013 17:22 |  #58

Ugh, I've got 5 to replace. I'd rather spend the dough on something else, so these'll have to wait. But they will be mine. :p


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Mar 02, 2013 18:52 as a reply to  @ tgara's post |  #59

These caps look really well made and I am considering ordering a few. I would love to see some profile pictures showing how thick these are and how deep they sit inside the filter thread. I am just wondering if they are compatible with all Canon lenses, even the ones that have very convex front elements that get close to the filter thread. I know that on some lenses people had issues with low profile filters touching the front element.




  
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Mar 02, 2013 21:51 |  #60

Hmm, I'm contemplating picking some of these up. I currently have some after-market center-pinch caps, and they have a tendency to come off in the bag, which gets really annoying when I have to go digging for the cap to the lens I just pulled out.


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