Lens caps - perhaps a solution?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread
Not wanting to start a new thread, but a recent foray to Ebay this morning in med format resulted in a bit of serendipity - a new vendor (on ebay) has turned up offering, of all things, metal screw-in lens caps, (and many other items), in large sizes. Doesn't address the rear element very well, but a dialogue with the vendor may be fruitful. At any rate his prices seemed reasonable (to me...), so ordered a few. Will see what I get. The vendor is "American Eagle Filters & Accessories" Sebring Fl. url=http://www.ebaystores.com/id=38425442 I'm not endorsing the company, just passing on the info.
-- Paul Coppin (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 08, 2002
Metal lens caps are not such a bad idea. They do not fall off lenses, unlike other clip-on caps.
I also use them as end-caps when screwing together filters and keeping them stacked to save space.
I haven't bought anything from the vendor you refer to, so I can not offer any coments about them, other than that their prices are a bit high compared to what you can find if you shop around.
-- George Huczek (email@example.com), January 08, 2002.
How about dealing for a badly abused screw in filter at the next camera swap meet??? Wouldnt that do about the same thing? I eliminated the problem many years ago. Nothing decent was ever available (try to find a cap for a 10"wf Ektar) so I started to make my own lenscaps.
They ain't much for pretty, but they're hell for strong ! -Dave
-- Dave Richhart (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 08, 2002.