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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-16-2011, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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Default Nikon's rear lens cap issues.

I bought a Nikon DSLR which came with two kit lenses. I was shocked to see how cheap the rear lens caps which came with the lenses. The rear lens caps are transparent and the material is some kind of soft transparent plastic tupperware material.

When I twisted the rear lens cap, I realized that there were shavings of the plastic lens cap which landed on the side of the lens, but luckily not on the actual glass.

I realized that Canon doesn't even make such cheap rear lens caps, but proper black hard rear lens caps even on their cheapest lenses.

Anyone here had problems with these rear lens caps from Nikon? Like, popping out by itself, because they're so soft. What's even more disturbing is that if you drop it, or you have some stuff in your bag and it gets bumped by something, it will fall out. Now, there's a good chance it will get scratched or having some dust on the actual lense itself. Not cool.







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I own a Canon 1ds and a few lenses to go with it and haven't had this issue.
Canon does make some inexpensive lenses such as the EF50mm F1.8 at $129.99 but even this one would be no excuse for a cheap cap.
Can't you return it where you got it from?
What is your camera model and which lenses do you have?
I've never owned anything Nikon, but Canon has a good warranty for this sort of stuff and I am sure Nikon would as well.
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I bought my camera kit from Costco. It's a Nikon D5000. It came with a 18-55mm and a 55-200mm.


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Then I wouldn't worry about it. Costco has a great return policy and warranty so just enjoy your camera and if more serious issues pop up, take it in.
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I think you need the LF-1 rear lens cap or a compatible part from another company. Most camera stores should be able to sell you one and also confirm that is the right part.
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I believe Nikon does this for the cheaper lenses. I've only seen this once with the lenses I've purchased. Most are the LF-1s, as Steventy mentioned.

There are several websites operating from hong kong, sell these items for real cheap and have free shipping. I've ordered from Deal Extreme before. It takes a while to get the delivery and sometimes the product is really cheap, but in this case you may find it better than what you got. You could try this:

http://s.dealextreme.com/search/8677
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Ebay can be your friend for finding better lens caps. Incidentally how are the front caps? Always good to have a couple extras of yhose handy.
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With deal extreme, you always want to read the comments/reviews people leave. The lens caps should be fine. I've also ordered step down rings and the cokin filter system from them, it was also good. definitely stay away from any filters themselves.
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Broadway cameras in Vancouver sells generic caps. Cheap and actually stay on better than Nikon rear lens caps
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