Old 06-07-2011, 06:26 PM   #1
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I've finally decided to buy new lens caps. B&H and Adorama have them for $10.95, no thanks. That price is to high for something I'll probably lose the next time I'm out taking photos. I'm looking for some 77mm's.

B&H - Canon 77mm Snap-On Lens Cap

There are a lot of knock-offs being sold on ebay. I know they aren't built as well as the real deal but for the price I'll take my chances. Does anyone recommend a particular seller?
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Old 06-07-2011, 06:59 PM   #2
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I wish Canon would do what others do, Tamron, and I think Nikon, for example. Instead of putting the squeeze parts on the rim of the cap, they put them on the face.

Like this:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...o_Snap_On.html

That way one can easily remove a cap if it is inside a lens hood.

If I were replacing lens caps, I would get those.
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I would never spend money on a Canon cap...do yourself a favor and buy some Nikon ones. I picked up 3 for $7 each at my local camera store.
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I wish Canon would do what others do, Tamron, and I think Nikon, for example. Instead of putting the squeeze parts on the rim of the cap, they put them on the face.

That way one can easily remove a cap if it is inside a lens hood.
See that lens hood in my avatar? I could easily remove the lens cap while it was in place. I don't know why some of you people have issues with that.
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Canons look great but Tamrons or others work better. Unlike Jim My hands are way to big to dig a canon out with a hood on.
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You'd be able to if you used his famous lens hood.
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Canons look great but Tamrons or others work better. Unlike Jim My hands are way to big to dig a canon out with a hood on.
My dad has the largest hands I've ever seen. I ought to test it out this weekend to see if he can remove the lens cap with the 100-400 lens hood on.
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......can remove the lens cap with the 100-400 lens hood on.
I can't get my hand in there when the hood is on, however the hood is so long you really don't need the cap most of the time.
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Jim,

I didn't know "ought" was a common word by you Michigan folk. I always thought of it as a word used by people in this region. We're known for our own language and some of the words in this unofficial language can be heard in Spike's new "Coal".

Enough of the irrelevant talk, back to the trains!

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My dad has the largest hands I've ever seen. I ought to test it out this weekend to see if he can remove the lens cap with the 100-400 lens hood on.
I don't know why but I have a hard time getting a canon cap off my 24-105 L with the hood on, Think it's more like my fingers just don't move that way now.
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Jim,

I didn't know "ought" was a common word by you Michigan folk. I always thought of it as a word used by people in this region. We're known for our own language and some of the words in this unofficial language can be heard in Spike's new "Coal".

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Hmm...I didn't know "ought" wasn't a common word used by everyone.

Speaking of regional vernacular..."kitty corner" or "catty corner?"
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Hmm...I didn't know "ought" wasn't a common word used by everyone.

Speaking of regional vernacular..."kitty corner" or "catty corner?"
Catty corner here. Not sure I'm familiar with the other term.

And while perhaps "ought" is common, I would presume "oughta" is regional.

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...We're known for our own language and some of the words in this unofficial language can be heard in Spike's new "Coal".

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Catty corner here. Not sure I'm familiar with the other term.
Kitty corner is the correct term. Catty is a variant that you silly southerners use.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kitty-corner

My theory has always been that kitty morphed into catty in the south because of the southern accent.
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Kitty corner is the correct term. Catty is a variant that you silly southerners use.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kitty-corner

My theory has always been that kitty morphed into catty in the south because of the southern accent.
Yes, our i's definitely come across as e's in the south. I'm from Charlotte, so I'm not as Appalachian as some of them. I dress normally, I have all of my teeth, and I live in a neighborhood where most people drive cars and not trucks that are covered in mud. Our town has cars that have breast cancer awareness stickers, as opposed to trucks that display redneck catchphrases.

I'm still proud of my region, as when I'm out taking photos the local wildlife are more of a threat than people.

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Michigan or West Virginia?

Which one has the better lens caps?
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Which one has the better lens caps?
These are the only lens caps we have in West Virginia...

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Here's how they do it in Michigan.

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Well that pretty much sums it up that Michigan has cooler lens caps than West Virginia!

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Why would they need a cannon in Michigan? Who would ever wanna live there, let alone invade it?
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Well, see if you make me explain the joke you ruin it, but Michigan is known for their militias... and... see, it's a play on Canon versus cannon juxtaposed against militias, but this is an old-time militia versus a guy with 100 crates of Spam and water in his bomb shelter militia, but oh well... I'll try again with some more of my extremely subtle and not funny humor later.

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........... getting a canon cap off my 24-105 L with the hood on, .......
Oh I can do that.

I can do it on a 16-35 mm L too.

I can also operate toilet seats.....

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Well, see if you make me explain the joke you ruin it, but Michigan is known for their militias...
Michigan is only "known" for the militias because the term "Michigan militia" is nice alliteration.

I'm sure many other states have just as many militias and maybe even more, but "West Virginia militia" and "California militia" just don't roll off the tongue as smoothly.
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Well, see if you make me explain the joke you ruin it, but Michigan is known for their militias... and... see, it's a play on Canon versus cannon juxtaposed against militias, but this is an old-time militia versus a guy with 100 crates of Spam and water in his bomb shelter militia, but oh well... I'll try again with some more of my extremely subtle and not funny humor later.
I think mine went over your head. I got your joke completely.
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Kitty corner is the correct term. Catty is a variant that you silly southerners use.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kitty-corner

My theory has always been that kitty morphed into catty in the south because of the southern accent.
I'm glad you cleared that up, I always said kitty, but the other day I heard someone say catty and I thought maybe I was saying it wrong all these years
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