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Steve Lane
21st April 2008, 12:40 PM
Folks,

Does anyone know if Olympus do a 'new' type 72mm lens cap that allows the user to remove it with a lens hood on?

I have a 11-22mm lens and when the hood is mounted, I cannot get my sausage fingers into the thin gap where the cap release are squeezed. I have noted that the kit lenses have a much better design that have the release points toward the cente of the cap. Does that make sense?

Cheers, Steve.

Andrew Riddell
21st April 2008, 12:47 PM
The 12-60 also has a 72mm thread, and the cap which came with mine is centre-pinch.

Andrew

Steve Lane
21st April 2008, 02:27 PM
Many thanks Andrew...'centre pinch' - that was the phrase I was looking for. I will contact Olympus and see if they are availabe as a spare part.
Regards, Steve.

Jim
21st April 2008, 05:54 PM
Adding to your original post Steve.

Any one know where I can get a LC-67B centre pinch lens cap from, it is the 67mm one that ships with the new 50-200mm SWD but I have been told it will work with my 14-54mm and I am fed up of having to always take the hood off to get the lens cap off.

shenstone
21st April 2008, 06:51 PM
Plenty on ebay and cheap enough to try a few out not worrying about price

No recommendations - just quick captures from typing in 72mm centre pinch lens cap


72
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PRO-72mm-72-mm-Center-Pinch-Lens-Cap-For-All-Lens_W0QQitemZ300217966870QQihZ020QQcategoryZ79002 QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1713.m153.l1262


67

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PRO-67mm-67-mm-Center-Pinch-Lens-Cap-For-All-Lens_W0QQitemZ300217101845QQihZ020QQcategoryZ79002 QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1713.m153.l1262


Regards
Andy

Jim
21st April 2008, 09:03 PM
Cheers Andy, I was kind of hoping to get an Olympus one :) But might just give eBay a try.

Sparhawk
22nd April 2008, 02:14 AM
I ordered replacement lens caps from my local supplier for all my lenses 58 and 72mm. All centre pinch direct from Olympus, only around $8 (CDN) each and received them in about 2 weeks.

Jim
22nd April 2008, 06:56 AM
I was hoping someone could recommend a UK dealer who is able to get them.

RogerMac
22nd April 2008, 07:22 AM
I was hoping someone could recommend a UK dealer who is able to get them.

Try this one
http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_1&products_id=103212

I bought a replacement for a lost 58mm one recently and it came with a retaining cord so I rated it superior to the original

Jim
22nd April 2008, 07:29 AM
Thanks, will look at that now :)

RogerMac
22nd April 2008, 07:47 AM
Just realised that I clicked on the wrong link and you wanted a 72mm one - but it is the next link down.

Jim
22nd April 2008, 07:49 AM
No you were right, I was after the 67mm one for my 14-54mm, Cheers :)

Steve Lane
22nd April 2008, 02:30 PM
Thanks for your replies folks...it looks like there are plenty of sources to choose from.
Cheers, Steve.