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theMusicMan
18th February 2008, 08:49 AM
Hey All

Checking through my kit this morning and I notice the lens cap for my 70-300mm is gone!! I checked the car, my bag, the vicinity here at home where my gear is normally stored, and through the rest of the house - but alas not, the lens cap has gone walkabout!

Anyone know where I can get a replacement please...? Never bought just the cap before, are they available in the usual in-town camera stores or do I need to look on eBay/online...?

Ta

brob108
18th February 2008, 09:24 AM
Hi John

Not the best start to the week is it?!!

Apart from eBay I'd try Warehouse Express (I got a lens hood through them in October) and I've noticed London Camera Exchange advertise quite a few Olympus lens caps too.

Cheers

Brian

Scapula Memory
18th February 2008, 09:42 AM
There is a guy on ebay who may be able to help you, an Olympus seller but I cannot remember the exact name, ( at work ) but will find out when I get home. Expect to pay a lot more if you want Olympus written on it! Otherwise a standard cap should be readily available from many sources.

Must be frustrating though.

shenstone
18th February 2008, 01:28 PM
A standard 58mm lens cap from any supplier will fit - you can pick those up from any photo shop & most web suppliers if you don't care about having the advertising on the front. (hey they should pay us for that free advertising that we all do !!)

I tend to pick up plenty from 2nd hand shops when I see them as I moult them on a reasonably frequent basis.

Look out for ones where the pinch is "inside" the lenscap if you leave the hood on a lot.

Regards
Andy

Barr1e
18th February 2008, 02:32 PM
Here is one with a keeper leash.

http://ngvi.ebay.co.uk/vi?ngvi&backtoid=3&ppsp=1&li=0&pdp=0&sspagename=WDVW&dsr=0&item=120221860860&backto=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ebay.co.uk%2Folympus-lens-cap-58mm_W0QQcatrefZC6QQcrlpZ766404580Q5f10136QQfcclZ1 QQfclZ4QQflocZ1QQfnuZ1QQfromZR10QQfsooZ2QQfsopZ32Q QftrtZ1QQftrvZ1QQga10244Z10425QQkeywordZlensQ20cap Q2058mmQQrprZ78QQsabfmtsZ1QQsacatZQ2d1QQsaobfmtsZi nsifQQsaslcZ2QQsbrexpZWD2SQQssPageNameZWD2S%3F_trk sid%3Dp1638.m122&pass=1dBxWfwoxp%2B7s8seWvgzcXx2vPo%3D

Fuji had these as standard when I used to purchase that brand.

Regards. Barr1e

Hiding_Pup
19th February 2008, 10:32 AM
Some third-party lenscaps protrude so much that, if you want to put the hood on reverse, you have to do this before putting on the lenscap. I have one like that for one of my lenses - it's a bit of a faff.

theMusicMan
19th February 2008, 11:55 AM
I have obtained one for £2.99 from my local camera store. All's well again and the lens is once more protected... :)

Thanks for all your suggestions.

Jim Ford
22nd February 2008, 07:52 PM
Here is one with a keeper leash.

http://ngvi.ebay.co.uk/vi?ngvi&backtoid=3&ppsp=1&li=0&pdp=0&sspagename=WDVW&dsr=0&item=120221860860&backto=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ebay.co.uk%2Folympus-lens-cap-58mm_W0QQcatrefZC6QQcrlpZ766404580Q5f10136QQfcclZ1 QQfclZ4QQflocZ1QQfnuZ1QQfromZR10QQfsooZ2QQfsopZ32Q QftrtZ1QQftrvZ1QQga10244Z10425QQkeywordZlensQ20cap Q2058mmQQrprZ78QQsabfmtsZ1QQsacatZQ2d1QQsaobfmtsZi nsifQQsaslcZ2QQsbrexpZWD2SQQssPageNameZWD2S%3F_trk sid%3Dp1638.m122&pass=1dBxWfwoxp%2B7s8seWvgzcXx2vPo%3D

Fuji had these as standard when I used to purchase that brand.

Regards. Barr1e

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Jim

Barr1e
22nd February 2008, 08:00 PM
Well I never did - but I will in future. Thanks for the tip Jim.

Regards. Barr1e