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    better Leica lens caps

    My leica lens cap for my 50mm cron comes off so easily all the time.

    is there a better lens cap out there or not really?

    thanks a lot.

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    Re: better Leica lens caps

    A UV or protective filter is a better lens cap, which means you can leave the plastic one at home.

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    Re: better Leica lens caps

    Is it the steel or plastic 39mm slip-on cap? They are a pain, more cosmetic than useful. And if you have a filter on the lens, it comes off even easier.

    A 39mm snap cap is better. The snap cap will grab the filter threads and stay on.

    Good luck

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    Re: better Leica lens caps

    is the Leica 39mm snap cap the best cap option?

    they still come off pretty easy.

    any 3rd party caps that stay on better?

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    Re: better Leica lens caps

    Cheap third party caps are faultless, never fall off and only cost $2. I have them in many sizes, so the $30 Leica caps stay in the boxes.

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    Re: better Leica lens caps

    Anything beats the fiddly Zeis caps...
    Maybe if you add some foam tape or velvet to a steel cap inside it might grip better.
    Yes a filter and shade might serve you better and then chuck the cap in the (bin) box.

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    Re: better Leica lens caps

    Quote Originally Posted by ced View Post
    Anything beats the fiddly Zeis caps...
    You beat me to it, LOL... Those things are an abomination of the highest order.

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    Re: better Leica lens caps

    Hi Goomz
    I have a similar loose lens cap issue with my 24mm Summilux. A kind soul on this forum suggested S K Grimes, a photo engineering company in the US. By a freak coincidence, even though I live in London, I found myself driving through their town of Woonsocket, RI, about 4 weeks ago. So I called in and spoke with Adam. They have a great set up and will customise almost anything you want.
    They are making me a metal cap for the 24mm now at, what I think is a reasonable cost of $65. If you run out of options, you might want to try them. Good luck.

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    Re: better Leica lens caps

    You could have duclos lenses add a front ring to make all your lenses a universal front size. They then use an arri cap that's pretty good. That's what us cinema guys do.
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