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#1 Lebondj1

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 08:50 PM

Hi. I find myself all thumbs when removing and replacing the primary lens cover especially the larger diameter ones.  I thought about glueing a knob or handle onto them to help me from dropping or worse yet fumbling and touching the lens. I’ve tried suction cups but they always let go when you don’t want them to. Do others find this issue or am I alone. Any good ideas on solutions?

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 09:35 PM

 

This is why I usually end up making my own out of plastic or rubber lids one commonly finds used on many different types/sizes of products in grocery, thrift, or hardware stores

Thanks for the idea and explanation. I suppose the trick is finding a lids the right diameter. 



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Posted 21 January 2019 - 10:12 PM

Shower caps work well :)


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Posted 24 January 2019 - 02:51 AM

https://www.lenscoat...s-caps-c-5.html


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Posted 24 January 2019 - 09:01 AM

Shower caps work well smile.gif

Fabric drawstring bag work in a pinch - shoebags, jewelry bags - depends on size. 

 

It won't protect the objective from an impact like a hard plastic cover would, but it keeps the dust and other schmutz off.  And you can stuff it in your pocket.


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Posted 24 January 2019 - 09:52 AM

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 10:42 AM

You could use some Sugru to make a little knob. It would work great for this type of application.

 

https://www.amazon.c...a/dp/B00EU7DBNM



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Posted 24 January 2019 - 10:56 AM

Like 25585 said, Lenscoat.

 

A really good product.

 

Best Regards 

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 01:01 AM

Thanks for all the suggestions. The lenscoat looks intriguing and available on Amazon. The cap on the Tak is very tight and hard to remove but at least it’s on the dew cap and away from the lens. The Es102 is right at the lens and I’ve fumble that the most. 




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