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 as a consequence I have damaged one of my filters. I am not 100% sure when this happened but I don't remember causing any impact on it.
This is what the damage looks like:
The filter was a Hoya 77mm PL-C and the cap is an E-77II (it says that on the back).
It appears that the cap may have contributed in some way as the chunk of plastic that bites onto the thread extends from the rest of the cap. Where this plastic extends is where the impact on the filter appears to have occurred. This isn't an issue when using the cap on the lens without a filter because the glass on the lens doesn't extend as far to the edge.
I have also noticed all my other Canon caps do not have plastic pieces that extend out like this.
My first question is: Is there an alternative lens cap design for 77mm that would not cause this damage.
My second question is: If I were to glue the lens cap onto the broken PL-C filter (which does not rotate any more due to the damage), would I be able to use that as a lens cap? I had a thought that by regularly removing and attaching the filter and cap combo, that I could do damage to the threads of another filter or lens. Would this be the case?
edit: There are alternative lens cap designs that look to be safer in these circumstances. These are over the lens cap/ones that are used on fish eyes, and push-on caps. I'm going to try and buy these somewhere to try. There was also an interesting article on the options on the ebay site. http://www.ebay.com/gds/Should-You-Use-a-Camera-Lens-Cap-a-Lens-Hood-or-Both-/10000000177629091/g.html check it out. Thanks for the help guys. I would upvote both but I dont have the rep to do so.