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  • 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
    John


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    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

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    • #3
      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.
      Last edited by Scapula Memory; 18th February 2008, 09:43 AM. Reason: Spelling

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      • #4
        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
        Last edited by shenstone; 18th February 2008, 01:28 PM. Reason: spelling
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        • #5
          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
          Just like that - gone in a flash! Now in use.

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          • #6
            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.

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            • #7
              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.
              John

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              • #8
                Re: Lens cap for 70-300mm Zuiko...?

                Originally posted by Barr1e View Post
                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

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                • #9
                  Re: Lens cap for 70-300mm Zuiko...?

                  Well I never did - but I will in future. Thanks for the tip Jim.

                  Regards. Barr1e
                  Just like that - gone in a flash! Now in use.

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