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theMusicMan 18th February 2008 08:49 AM

Lens cap for 70-300mm Zuiko...?
 
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

Re: Lens cap for 70-300mm Zuiko...?
 
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

Re: Lens cap for 70-300mm Zuiko...?
 
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

Re: Lens cap for 70-300mm Zuiko...?
 
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

Re: Lens cap for 70-300mm Zuiko...?
 
Here is one with a keeper leash.

http://ngvi.ebay.co.uk/vi?ngvi&backt...WvgzcXx2vPo%3D

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

Regards. Barr1e

Hiding_Pup 19th February 2008 10:32 AM

Re: Lens cap for 70-300mm Zuiko...?
 
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

Re: Lens cap for 70-300mm Zuiko...?
 
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

Re: Lens cap for 70-300mm Zuiko...?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Barr1e (Post 8003)
Here is one with a keeper leash.

http://ngvi.ebay.co.uk/vi?ngvi&backt...WvgzcXx2vPo%3D

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

Regards. Barr1e

http://tinyurl.com is your friend! Using tinyurl the above 'ginormous' address reduces to:

http://tinyurl.com/2v9j73

Jim

Barr1e 22nd February 2008 08:00 PM

Re: Lens cap for 70-300mm Zuiko...?
 
Well I never did - but I will in future. Thanks for the tip Jim.

Regards. Barr1e


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