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Old 21st April 2008
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72mm lens cap

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?

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Re: 72mm lens cap

The 12-60 also has a 72mm thread, and the cap which came with mine is centre-pinch.

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Re: 72mm lens cap

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.
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LC-67B 67mm Centre Pinch Lens Cap

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.
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Re: 72mm lens cap

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...713.m153.l1262


67

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PRO-67mm-67-mm...713.m153.l1262


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Re: 72mm lens cap

Cheers Andy, I was kind of hoping to get an Olympus one But might just give eBay a try.
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Re: 72mm lens cap

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.
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Re: 72mm lens cap

I was hoping someone could recommend a UK dealer who is able to get them.
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Re: 72mm lens cap

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I was hoping someone could recommend a UK dealer who is able to get them.
Try this one
http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/prod...ucts_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
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Re: 72mm lens cap

Thanks, will look at that now
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Re: 72mm lens cap

Just realised that I clicked on the wrong link and you wanted a 72mm one - but it is the next link down.
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Re: 72mm lens cap

No you were right, I was after the 67mm one for my 14-54mm, Cheers

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Re: 72mm lens cap

Thanks for your replies folks...it looks like there are plenty of sources to choose from.
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