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    24mm lux owners

    any solution to the lens cap constantly popping off.

    i noticed there is no cut out for the rubber lens cap to latch on to the hood of the 24mm lux.

    any way to stop the lens cap from coming off so easily esp. in your camera bag?

    do they make metal hoods with the lens cap cut out?

    thanks

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    Re: 24mm lux owners

    Maybe use the Series VII/III filter and just forgo the lens cap altogether?
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    Re: 24mm lux owners

    Agree with Ashwin ...I use the series 7 UV filter and skip the lens cap unless I am storing the lens . My practice is to clean the front element with a microfiber cloth every time I put the lens on the camera . The filter allows me to do this quickly with no risk to the front element .

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    Re: 24mm lux owners

    If I remember right, the 24lux uses the same cap as the 18 SE. Although I don't own the 24lux, I have the 18SE and my cap always pops off. Having lost my cap once and needing to pay $50 to replace it (after shipping), I got into a habit of never having a cap on my lens while the camera is out of the bag.

    I don't normally have my 18SE cap pop off in the bag but it does happen once in a while. Perhaps a cheap/low tech solution is just to put a piece of electrical tape on the cap to keep it from popping off. I think where the problem lies is the little latch at the bottom of the cap which was made too small so the latch often gets lifted off.

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    Re: 24mm lux owners

    I dislike the hood/cap immensely as well as the extra size. It is not needed. I got this: LEICA FRONT LENS HOOD CAP #14163 FOR LENS HOOD #XOOIM / 12521 / 12564 / 12586 HOOD from Popflash. It fits perfectly over the end and allows the use of the lens in my Lens Holder from Fast & Prime on a belt. The only disadvantage is that it has two small cutouts on the cap, but as I always have it in a bag until used, it has not mattered to me. It is 52mm and snaps on easily. Also disguises the lens so that it doesn't look like the $6995 it costs to those who know about that.

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