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Aug 27, 2016 20:47 |  #1

What do you folk use on deep set lenses inside hoods for caps?


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Aug 27, 2016 23:02 |  #2

I have some Fotodiox Inner Pinch Lens Caps that I bought at Amazon. They work well.


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Aug 28, 2016 01:42 |  #3

Generally I tend to take the cap off, and put the hood on, when mounting the lens, or removing camera/lens combination from the camera bag. The one really deep lens hood I have is on the Sigma 150-600 C, and that comes with a center pinch cap as standard. Since this hood is about 9" deep, there is not much that is going to get close to the front element to cause damage. It is actually my lenses with shallow petal hoods that could use having a center pinch cap, I could be inclined to use one of those on occasion when walking around a crowded location. Since I no longer walk around crowded locations, but use a wheelchair it has become a non problem. I tend to have the camera strap set long, so that the camera just sits in my lap when I'm not actually shooting a photo. So although new center pinch caps can be had for peanuts I haven't bothered.

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Aug 28, 2016 03:59 |  #4

if the hoods on, and i'm still using it a lot of times i don't bother with a cap...if i'm putting it away, i'll reverse the hood, and then it's typically a center pinch cap...


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Aug 29, 2016 00:34 |  #5

I fumble around like a moron because I'm picky about using the cap, and am generally too lazy to reverse the hood unless I'm putting the lens away  :p


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Aug 29, 2016 02:52 |  #6

Hood on, no cap. When I'm done, the hood is reversed and a center pinch cap put on.


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Aug 29, 2016 09:58 |  #7

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As others have said, I don't use a cap on a lens when a hood is in place. With my big lenses, the hoods are always on, except when cleaning the front element, which happens about once every 3 or 4 months. This means that my big lenses never have a lens cap on them. Never ever. There's just no need for it.

With smaller lenses, like the 100-400mm, I will use a cap when the hood is not on...........unless I happen to lose the cap, in which case it might just not have a cap for a few months until I get around to ordering another cone. I lost the cap to my 100-400 about two months ago, and haven't yet bothered to find one of my spares or to order a replacement. I guess I don't see lens caps as something that is essential.

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Aug 29, 2016 10:04 |  #8

I prefer to keep original cap unused and buying cheap caps from China. Most of them comes with center pinch and it works fine with deep hoods.


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Aug 29, 2016 14:58 |  #9

Center pinch caps all the way around.


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Aug 29, 2016 15:00 |  #10

frozenframe wrote in post #18109917 (external link)
Hood on, no cap. When I'm done, the hood is reversed and a center pinch cap put on.

Ditto..

kf095 wrote in post #18110162 (external link)
I prefer to keep original cap unused and buying cheap caps from China. Most of them comes with center pinch and it works fine with deep hoods.

Why? The original caps are probably a lot better fit than some knock off.


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