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    24 mm Summilux lenscap ideas?

    Hi folks
    I have a 24mm Summilux. Great lens. Appalling poorly made plastic lens cap which now slips off so badly that it can only be held in place with elastic bands. I'm probably not the only one with this issue. Any alternatives out there that you may have tried? Thanks.

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    Re: 24 mm Summilux lenscap ideas?

    I have the 24 lux as well, but haven't had an issue yet except it occasionally coming off when not intended to come off. It's pretty much like the 35 hood cover. What we need is a ready supply of replacements of good quality.

    I took a look at your web site Olaf, great work!

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    Re: 24 mm Summilux lenscap ideas?

    If you can't find a suitable replacement, SKGrimes make very nice lens caps. Lens Caps SKGrimes

    All they need is the outside diameter of the lens barrel and the depth of the cap.

    They're a bit pricey, though. I recently bought a 51mm cap, and it cost $30.

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    Re: 24 mm Summilux lenscap ideas?

    Well, the problem is, it's a radically different cap design for the existing hood, the cap is actually rectangular and more or less slides over the edges vs seating in a round fashion. You can see how the 35mm cap is designed in my for sale ad. the 24mm is pretty much same thing.

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    Re: 24 mm Summilux lenscap ideas?

    Hi
    Thx for your kind words Photojazz, appreciated.

    And Stephen, I pinged off a mail to SK Grimes just in case they can help out.

    Thanks both of you!

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    Re: 24 mm Summilux lenscap ideas?

    maybe just use a good series 7 clear filter and leave the cap off. I think that's what I will do. I have a 35 Lux too and decided to take the hood off and use just a regular lens cap. Problem with the 24mm though you have the series 7 filters that need the hood to keep them on.

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