For as long as I can remember, I have struggled with keeping up with my camera lens caps. I am not normally clumsy, but my lens caps just seem to slip through my fingers and fall to the ground just as I am trying to capture the perfect shot.
Not only can fumbling with the camera lens cap cause me to lose the opportunity for a great picture, dropping it in dirt can get the lens cap dusty. That pretty much negates the purpose of having a lens cap. After all, I don't wish to press dirt or dust against my camera lens.
Normally, I wear jeans and my camera vest when we go hiking. If I am taking a panoramic photo of a landscape, I simply slip my camera lens in a pocket. However, if I spot an animal along the trail, I tend to "flip" the cover off the lens in a hurry. Needless to say, that is how it ends up on the ground instead of in my pocket.
I've also managed to drop and lose lens caps in our vehicles. They just seem to gravitate to unknown crevices or fall into the dark abyss, otherwise known as under the seat.
Extreme annoyance with these pesky, unruly covers sent me on a search for a leash to keep them close at hand. I demand, no more runaways!
Obviously, I am not alone in this game of "find the fallen lens cover" because I quickly located exactly what I needed. You, too, may feel you need a remedy. If so, I can highly recommend this easy to attach lens cap leash.
Altura Photo Lens Cap Keeper
Camera Lens Cap Leash for DSRL & Mirrorless Lenses
These camera lens cap leashes have one end that sticks to the lens cap cover and the other end is an elastic strap that stretches snugly around the lens itself. This simple invention works like a charm! Plus, the lens cap leashes are extremely inexpensive.
Stop your lens cap struggle today! If only every annoyance was this
easy to eliminate.
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