I got a second hand canon EOS 1000 and it does not have any lens caps and I was wondering where to buy some spares.

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    Local camera store, eBay, Amazon, Adorama, etc – Mike Sowsun Nov 26 '19 at 23:20
  • Lens caps are a different case from, say, a main board or sensor assembly. – Please Read My Profile Nov 26 '19 at 23:30
  • or even .... Canon... Although, it really depends on which lens you have. The lens cap has to fit the lens, after all. Different lenses have different filter rings on the front, which dictates which lens caps will actually fit it... – twalberg Nov 27 '19 at 0:54
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    Lens caps aren't particular to the camera, they're particular to the lens attached to the camera. What lens(es) do you have? – scottbb Nov 27 '19 at 1:52
  • Have you searched any online shopping site? Bags full of caps can be purchased cheap from China. You can also purchase transparent caps. – xiota Nov 27 '19 at 3:17

You should be able to get a lens cap from any local camera store, or easily buy one online.

For the majority of lenses, the only thing you need to know is the diameter in millimeters of the filter thread. This would be marked with an "ø", i.e. "ø52" would indicate a 52mm filter thread, and then you just need a 52mm lens cap. It doesn't need to be a Canon lens cap.

The only exception (as far as I know) is ultra wide angle and fisheye lenses with a protruding front element (the glass extends beyond the lens barrel) - but I find it unlikely that a 2nd hand EOS 1000 would be fitted with such a lens.

  • I find it unlikely that would be the lens attached to a 2nd hand eos 1000 (which I guess is probably a 1000d) – Pete Nov 27 '19 at 10:47
  • What if there's no lens and OP wants a body cap? – xiota Nov 27 '19 at 10:54
  • It does say "lens cap" in the question. – Pete Nov 27 '19 at 11:04
  • But your comments made me realize that it was not entirely clear what I meant, so I have reworded slightly. – Pete Nov 27 '19 at 11:26
  • Camera bodies don't use lens caps, but the question makes no mention of lenses. So maybe OP wants a lens cap for some unmentioned lens. But why mention the body and omit the lens? Or maybe OP wants a body cap, despite writing lens cap. Then it would make sense to include details about the body, while omitting the (maybe attached) lens. Either way, they're both easy to obtain. – xiota Nov 27 '19 at 18:44

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