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Mar 23, 2007 13:43 |  #1

Hi,

I've got two Sigma lenses that take a 77mm cap and both are always loose.

Yesterday I got home and found the lens cap had come off the 70-200 in my bag and with any pressure would have been re-grinding the front element for me :shock::shock:. Felt like my guts had turned to jelly and had shivers down my neck when I noticed and was checking for any scratches...:cry:.

Luckily it was ok and now I have put a cheap UV filter on so that if the cap does come off again the lens will be safe. I don't really want to continue using the UV filter because if it takes a knock im now worried about glass fragments (there was a thread not long ago where this happened to a member here).

Anyway question is does anyone else have this problem with their Sigma caps or is it just me? and are Canon and Tamrons better designed so that they stay on better?


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Mar 23, 2007 13:49 |  #2

Canon and Sigma lens caps pretty much suck.
Buy a Tamron lens cap as I've found these to be more secure and easier to take off if you have a hod placed on it.


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Mar 23, 2007 15:05 |  #3

Yeah, i think the Tamron-style center pinch lenscaps are the best design i've seen. Search for something like "Tamron lens cap" on ebay and you'll see some really cheap ones on there.

I plan on buying a few in a couple days i think!


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Mar 23, 2007 15:21 |  #4

I've re-equipped all my lenses with Tamron lens caps (except for the Sigma 15-30 which takes a slip-over cap) for ease of use with hoods. So that guy with POTN straps on his white lenses with Tamron lens caps may just be me.


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Mar 23, 2007 17:32 |  #5

I have the Tamron cap on my 70-200 and it's rock solid. I always find my sigma cap pop out in the bag. :(


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Mar 23, 2007 18:17 |  #6

Thanks for the advice everyone.

Found this auction (external link)

Says that the mechanism is very similar to the original Nikon lens cap? Do you think that this would be as good as a tamron? Looks quite similar...

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Mar 23, 2007 18:20 |  #7

And I found a Nikon one HERE (external link)...

I don't think I could stand the shame though...:rolleyes: :lol: :lol:


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Mar 23, 2007 18:21 |  #8

My center pinches showed up today...


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Mar 23, 2007 21:48 |  #9

perfect_pixel wrote in post #2920013 (external link)
And I found a Nikon one HERE (external link)...

I don't think I could stand the shame though...:rolleyes: :lol: :lol:


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Look at it as insurance - makes it look like you've got cheap, junky stuff that no-one would want to steal :{)#


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Mar 24, 2007 07:10 |  #10

Jon wrote in post #2920765 (external link)
Look at it as insurance - makes it look like you've got cheap, junky stuff that no-one would want to steal :{)#


:D:lol: That just made my day, I'm going to be smirking every time I see a Noink today!


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