Spring 2012

Spring 2012
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How can I find the right lens cap for my lens?

I own a Nikon D3000 Camera with the AF-S 18-55mm VR Kit Lens. Last week I lost the lens cap and now I want to buy a new one. But when I went to this online store, I got confused with the different ...
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Are lenses sold with caps?

That may sound stupid, but I would like to know whether lenses are sold with their back/front caps? I plan to buy a new lens, and I would like to know.
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What is the difference between a Canon and Nikon lens cap?

I found a nice project on Kickstarter that I would like to fund: Camera Lens Cap Holder But it's listed that there will be 10 different lens caps sizes for the holder: From the site (as of June 7, ...
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Why aren't lens/body caps transparent?

It occurred to me recently that, given that fungus growth is a dreaded malady of photo gear, it would make sense for front/rear lens caps and body caps to be made transparent. Making precision parts ...
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Lens cap alternative to Canon cap which won't risk damaging my filter?

I am using a 10-22mm lens with a variety of filters. I have been using the Canon lens cap which came with the lens over the top of the filters. I tend to handle my gear a tad roughly when I am out and ...
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How to hold the lens cap?

When I'm using my compact digital camera, what is the best way to hold the lens cap. My lens cap is attached to the camera with a lace to avoid losing it. This is convenient, but when recording ...
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How to remove sand from the lens cap?

I was shooting at the beach and the lens cap fell into the sand twice. I brushed it clean, but there is still sand in the opening mechanism. I can press it to remove/place it, but I feel the strong ...
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What can I do to protect a bulbous lens when no lens cap is available?

About a year ago a purchased a Rokinon 14mm f2.8 lens for Canon. The lens has a built in petal lens hood and a large bulbous lens. Because of the lens design, it required a non-standard lens cap, ...
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Can lens accessories be used interchangeably?

I have noticed that filters seem to be brand agnostic, i.e., they can be used with any lens as long as the diameter matches. Is this true for other lens accessories like hoods and lens caps as well? ...
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Should the lens cover / lens cap be on the camera while inside a dry box / dry cabinet?

Usually, we keep the lens cover / lens cap on the camera if we are not using the camera and we remove the lens cover / lens cap off the camera when we are taking picture. So, if we put the camera ...
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Which lens cap do I need for an Olympus 14-45 f/3.5-5.6 lens?

I am trying to replace the lens cap for my Olympus 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital but I'm very confused on which one I can buy. I am not sure what number I use for the size I need to have.