X Pro sensible lens cap ?
Old 08-17-2016   #1
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X Pro sensible lens cap ?

A bit tongue in cheek , but one lens cap miss/laid -

Do you have a sensible alternative lens cap - how much time do you take to find yours !! I am thinking hood to protect lens by recessing


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Old 08-17-2016   #2
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I switched to screw in lens caps. Much harder to have one pop off accidentally with the camera around your neck. Added bonus is that the lens is slightly shorter to fit in smaller bags. Downside is they are slower to remove.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/searc...ew+in+lens+cap

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Thank Shawn throwback to my SLR days , I don.t need speed to remove it .
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Old 08-18-2016   #4
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Mine went in the box the lens was delivered in and have remained there for years. I don't use caps, the hood protects a quick blow will get any dust off.
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Mine went in the box the lens was delivered in and have remained there for years. I don't use caps, the hood protects a quick blow will get any dust off.
Exactly what I do plus I have a filter fitted too. Before the purists amongst you say a filter will degrade the quality. I haven had reason to complain in forty years. In fact a customer in our shop yesterday had dropped his £700 lens ten feet and only the filter was damaged. No filter would've meant a big bill.
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I'm not a purist.

Occasionally filters cause reflection artifacts with mirrorless cameras because the lens registration distance is so short. The likelihood of reflection artifacts depends on many variables. Reflection artifacts are rare, so they can be puzzling.
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Old 08-18-2016   #7
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Get a good multi-coated UV filter--B&W, Hoya--and keep the lens cap for storage or transport. Like kuvvy said, I've never seen any degradation of an image due to the use of a good filter in 40+ years. If you shoot into the light source, you can always take off the filter for extra insurance against flare. Lens hoods also help protect the lens but a good filter will do an even better job.

I used to shoot news for a daily newspaper back in the days when newspapers were paper and actually printed news. My lenses got dropped, banged against things, sprayed with some disgusting substances and generally faced frequent abuse. I replaced a lot of scratched and broken UV filters during those years yet my beat up lenses had clean, unscathed front elements.
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I generally do not use filters unless conditions require them. One thing I use with some of my gear is hood hats - they are soft neoprene fabric caps that fit over lens hoods.
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I'm not a purist.

Occasionally filters cause reflection artifacts with mirrorless cameras because the lens registration distance is so short. The likelihood of reflection artifacts depends on many variables. Reflection artifacts are rare, so they can be puzzling.
I'm not a purist. All my lenses have good filters on them.

In my experience they will be green ghosts balls of light sources if shooting a dark scene with point sources of light. I've only had it happen a few times but removing the filter does remove reflections. Digital is different from film in that the sensor is more reflective. The flat filter then reflects the reflection back into the camera. Removing the filter in that situation removes the second reflection.

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Thanks , filtering the responses ensures that I will be seeking that Hoya filter , just as I did on my Rokkors many years ago .

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I'm not a purist. None of my lenses have filters. They all have hoods for protection though.
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Old 08-21-2016   #12
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Assuming you mean for your XF27 Paul?

I use a cheap generic ebay lens cap, iirc it cost about £2 it fits more tightly than the Fuji one, and I won't cry when I lose it!

If you buy a filter for the 27 make sure that it doesn't foul the barrel when the camera is switched off and the lens retracts
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Old 08-22-2016   #13
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I'd get a filter, measure the outer diameter and fetch a push-on cap for it. B&H carries the Kaiser and/or B+W brand, all very nice if you got the size right. Snuggly fit, quick on and off.
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Can't say I've ever lost a lens cap, but even then I rarely use them apart from when a camera gets put away in my bag. On a couple of lenses I use a high quality B+W clear filter, but all lenses I use a lens hood to protect the elements from damage.
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I'd get a filter, measure the outer diameter and fetch a push-on cap for it. B&H carries the Kaiser and/or B+W brand, all very nice if you got the size right. Snuggly fit, quick on and off.
How do you deal with hoods?
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How do you deal with hoods?
I have the OEM Fujifilm hood. A 58 mm Nikon pinch lens cap fits perfectly over the hood. Since the hood is vented, dust protection is compromised. So the hood is mostly additional protection when the camera is not in use.
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I have the OEM Fujifilm hood. A 58 mm Nikon pinch lens cap fits perfectly over the hood. Since the hood is vented, dust protection is compromised. So the hood is mostly additional protection when the camera is not in use.
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