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Lens Cap on 70-200mm

 
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May 03, 2007 20:19 |  #1

Ok. So I just got my 70-200mm f/2.8 IS lens and I love it. The only thing is I'm having trouble putting the lens cap on and off with the hood attached. Is there some trick to doing this, or do I have to remove the hood every time I want to remove/replace the cap. I feel like I'm missing something here.


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May 03, 2007 20:26 |  #2

once you have the hood and its in the forward position when would you need to put the cap on until you are done with it?


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May 03, 2007 20:35 |  #3

Billginthekeys wrote in post #3148084 (external link)
once you have the hood and its in the forward position when would you need to put the cap on until you are done with it?

My thought exactly... Replacing the cap between shots is going to be more trouble than it's worth. Besides the hassle of the hood, the time is going to come when you miss a shot because the cap was on the lens.

I usually remove the lens caps at the start of a shoot and don't replace them until I am finished shooting for the day. I usually don't replace the caps even when I change lenses. I just slip the lens I'm not using into the bag without the caps.


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May 03, 2007 20:36 |  #4

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My thought exactly... Replacing the cap between shots is going to be more trouble than it's worth. Besides the hassle of the hood, the time is going to come when you miss a shot because the cap was on the lens.

I usually remove the lens caps at the start of a shoot and don't replace them until I am finished shooting for the day. I usually don't replace the caps even when I change lenses. I just slip the lens I'm not using into the bag without the caps.

yep, the chance of anything happening to the lens with the hood on is very small. even if a little dust gets on, its really not noticeable at all.


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May 03, 2007 20:39 |  #5

The junky Canon lens caps are at the least difficult to place on or take off with the hood on.
Do yourself a favor and get a center pinch cap from Tamron or one of the generic ones from eBay or your local camera shop.


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May 03, 2007 21:47 |  #6

Yeah, i just order some generics for my lenses. Only spent...i think it was $12 for 2 77mm and 1 67mm.

Still, if you have a filter on, just don't worry about and keep the filter brushed off.


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May 03, 2007 21:51 |  #7

There are lens caps that pinch in the center and they're much easier to put on. Tamron or Tokina make them but you can find generic ones for cheap.

Why do you want to put the lens cap on with the hood on? The hood protects your lens from most damage when shooting, and when you're not using the lens, the hood is reversed. If you're worried about getting dust or scratches on the front element, get a UV filter.


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May 03, 2007 22:10 |  #8

That's why I have the Tamron cap on mine. Much better than Canon.


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May 03, 2007 22:59 |  #9

Can't beat the Tamron Caps or the Promaster knockoffs of the Tamrons.


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May 03, 2007 23:26 as a reply to  @ m3incorp's post |  #10

I remove the lens cap and then install the hood. Reverse procedure when storing the lens. If the front element gets dirty, I knock off the dust with a brush. I get anal about some things but this isn't one of them. I freak out when the inside of the camera body or the back of a lens is exposed.


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May 03, 2007 23:31 as a reply to  @ DDan's post |  #11

The Tamron center pinch lens caps are really nice and solve the whole hood problem. My Sigma 17-70mm has a cap that is impossible to put on and take off if the hood is attached and there are times where I finish shooting for a while and want to cap the lens but not take off or reverse the hood.


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May 04, 2007 04:25 |  #12

well if youre having trouble with the lens cap...you could always give me the lens...you know if its too much trouble...lol ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)


Jus Jokin! I do agree with the thought that constantly putting the lens cap on and then taking it off frequently is quite unnecessary. If you need protection thats what UV Filters are for...


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