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Where do you put your lens cap?

 
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Oct 17, 2009 12:38 |  #46

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1) They are hard to get off/on, especially with a big hood - I am buying some cheap pinch ones on e-bay so that may help.

Don't have any problems with that.

2) I tend to end up putting them in my trouser pocket. Not lost one for very long yet but feel it is likely.


I've lost some, and if I do, I'll buy a new one. But in the last 5 years I most probably have lost one or two (and I'm not the most organized kind of photographer) so that's doable.

Or may get damaged with keys etc.

Uhm... do you actually mind? Hello, they're meant for protecting your lenses, your lenses won't mind a key scratch...

Oh, by the way: I usually put them anywhere in my camera bag.


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Oct 17, 2009 13:13 |  #47

I put mine in my front right pocket, if I am wearing pants with a pocket. If not, I slide it inside the waist of my pants.


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Oct 18, 2009 18:43 as a reply to  @ CoquetteRN's post |  #48

This same complaint comes up time and time here and most of those making the complaint don't understand that replacing and removing the cap all the time just cuts down on thier shooting speed. Lenses are a lot more durable than they realize and it's not going to hurt them any to leave the cap off during an all day shooting session. It suddenly dawns on them when they miss that once-in-a-lifetime shot because their lens cap was on.

I was doing PJ work shooting riots and demonstrations in the early 70s. I didn't have lens caps attached while shooting--lenses went into and came out of my bags without caps (but with hoods). My routine was practiced enough that I never had to look down into my bag or at the camera. I could change lenses while jogging and keeping my eyes on the action.

But when I packed up for home, I put on the caps.

These days, I'm doing portrait work, mostly on location. I transport my gear to the location in hard cases with caps on. If I'm going to be mobile between shooting points, I'll transfer some of it to my Domke J2 bag (I've been using those since the late 70s) without the caps.

When I pack for home, I'll put on the caps.


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Oct 18, 2009 18:50 |  #49

In my desk. I never use lens caps. Way too busy while on the job to bother with switching lens caps. Now if you're talking about the rear lens cap, those are always on the 'next lens'. I have an uneven amount of rear lens caps in my bag so whenever I replace one, I always have another handy with what I replaced it with.


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Oct 19, 2009 13:10 |  #50

left backy pocket


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Oct 19, 2009 13:17 |  #51

pocket, unless of course its the aforementioned 300mm f2.8 lens. in which case, i would wear it on my head. :D




  
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Oct 19, 2009 23:30 |  #52

I stuff mine in my front pocket. I like the Tamron or Sigma lens covers with the center pinch release for the zoom lens with hood.


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Oct 20, 2009 08:17 as a reply to  @ BroncoAZ's post |  #53

I put mine in my back pocket or back in my camera bag.


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Oct 20, 2009 08:31 |  #54

I don't know because I can never find the blasted thing!!!


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Oct 20, 2009 10:37 |  #55

Bacl left trouser pocket - always.

If the camera is out, the caps are off. Only when it goes back in the bag at the end of shoot do the caps go back on.

The hood is there for protection when the camera is out, the caps are there for protection in the bag.


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Oct 20, 2009 10:45 as a reply to  @ neilwood32's post |  #56

i put it in my butt crack so its warm and fussy when i put it back on.....:rolleyes:


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Oct 20, 2009 14:01 |  #57

jeppoy wrote in post #8858437 (external link)
i put it in my butt crack so its warm and fussy when i put it back on.....:rolleyes:


Fussy? Any particular reason why it's fussing about having been there?


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Oct 20, 2009 15:01 |  #58

its magic :D


No I'm not a photographer, I just shoot with Canon DSLR with those lenses with red thingy...;)

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Oct 21, 2009 01:21 |  #59

I only have two lenses at the moment, one hangs on a string :/ that will change soon came with the camera that way. the other i leave in the hole in the bag. and my two lenses share the bottom cap.




  
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Oct 21, 2009 10:55 |  #60

Lens cap goes in my pocket when I've got the camera out, and back on the lens when the camera goes back in its bag. :)


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