Do you use lens caps?

Joined
Sep 5, 2021
Messages
17
I know this may be an odd question, but I’m wondering if you use lens caps when storing them in your kit bag for day-to-day use.
 
Joined
Dec 7, 2005
Messages
1,066
Location
MN, USA
Actually almost never.

All of my lenses have clear (high quality) filters. I know, I know, another piece of glass, functionally not necessary, possible image degradation (though for the shooting I do I've never seen it), etc. etc. It's just when I'm traveling, my cameras are constantly going in and out of a bag and the last thing I want to worry about is doing a careful cleaning.

It's one of those old unbreakable habits that I've never been able to cure myself of . . . scotch, lobster bisque, really good pasta, fun cars, chocolate cake . . . I could (maybe) live without all of them but at this point . . .
 
Joined
Apr 27, 2018
Messages
270
Location
Minnesota
Always when not shooting. Once in a while when shooting. :whistle:
Z6I_5532_DxO.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 
Joined
Sep 13, 2007
Messages
20,966
Location
Northern VA suburb of Washington, DC
I lose them more than I use them.
People joked about my use of the lens cap keepers and, for lenses when those aren't practical, my use of the thingy attached to my belt that holds the lens cap on the belt. Once I began using them, I don't ever remember losing a lens cap. Before using those items, I was constantly dropping the lens caps or setting them down and walking away from them.
 
Joined
Apr 21, 2006
Messages
19,359
Location
Nashua, NH
No clear ffilters - lens cap except for shooting. Actually, with my long lenses I leave the lens hood in the car when I venture out. With shorter lenses that have an actual plastic cap I keep the cap on till I am set to shoot.
 

Butlerkid

Cafe Ambassador
Administrator
Joined
Apr 8, 2008
Messages
24,248
Location
Rutledge, Tennessee
Real Name
Karen
No clear ffilters - lens cap except for shooting. Actually, with my long lenses I leave the lens hood in the car when I venture out. With shorter lenses that have an actual plastic cap I keep the cap on till I am set to shoot.
FWIW......I have used Lens Coat hoodies for years on my 14-24mm, 500 and 600mm lenses. Love them! Hard bottom protects lens, even in the bag. Neoprene stretches so its easy to take on and off. AND - I can stuff it in a pocket when I am shooting. I select the camo pattern to match my other gear coverings. I do take and use the lens hood in the field to control stray light hitting the lens glass when shooting.
 

Latest threads

Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Nikon Cafe is a fan site and not associated with Nikon Corporation.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Forum GIFs powered by GIPHY: https://giphy.com/
Copyright © Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom