Agree Karen, after your suggestion I bought one for my 500E, I like it very much.
On the seat next to me, ready to rock...so "do nothing" works for me.Thanks - PITA means I would waste my money. When driving do you put the stock lens cap over the hood, use something like a hoodie, or do nothing?
Though I do not shoot as often as you and the others in this thread, I'm a lazy minimalist at times, and I subscribe to the same philosophy as Will.Used to use 'em, years ago. They offer great protection
but found them a PITA...not like they fit easily in a pocket.
I leave all my hoods in shooting position now, no need for
any lens caps. That way I can hit the ground running...
I was thinking more about when I am traveling to and from home. i see plenty of people put away the lens and camera in a case or the bag they keep the lens in at home when they finish a shoot. I never do that; I just want something to keep out dust on the ride to and from a shoot.On the seat next to me, ready to rock...so "do nothing" works for me.
50+ years of shooting and I've never harmed a front element, ever.