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01-11-2011, 07:54 PM   #1
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where to get lens cap?

I'm in need of a size 49 lens cap, unfortuntely most places sell them plastic thing at a premium lol. where do you guys normally get your lens cap? and body cap also.

would a filter replace the cap?

01-11-2011, 07:58 PM   #2
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I buy caps from Deal Extreme.

To make it easier to grasp the lens, I attach two small strips of self-adhesive sandpaper to the center pinch of the cap:





I buy rear lens cap from FleaBay.

But I use them only in storage. I use Op/Tech Double Lens Mount Cap when in the field.


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very nice .... time to get some caps haha. i bought some used lens, didn't come with caps (bought from a retail store so the lens is super clean, just no caps)...the store wanted to sell me the cap for 1/2 the price i paid for the lens, i said no thanks lol.
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I just bought a cap for my DA 15 Limited from Adorama.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ron Kruger Quote
I just bought a cap for my DA 15 Limited from Adorama.
5 bucks for the 49mm at adorama, only 2 bucks on dealextreme, and i think the one on dealextreme looks better... I'm not in a hurry, I've order from them before, it just takes a while to get here lol.

also ordered 5 rear caps from ebay (for the A mount ofcourse since I don't own a pentax), can never have too many of those....
01-12-2011, 12:30 AM   #6
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Over the holidays, I bought a whole bunch of centre pinch lens caps in varying sizes from eBay to replace all of the side pinch lens caps. All of them have either Canon or Nikon logo on them (couldn't find any with Pentax on them), it will be another couple of weeks before they arrive but all of the caps were priced under 2 bucks each shipped, including a 77mm cap.

Time to order some rear lens caps as well, they get eaten up pretty quick when you put m42 adapters on screw mount lenses semi-permanently.

Thanks,
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Ebay is another source, although it's hit or miss if you are being Pentax brand specific.
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I have used this site in the past: CameraGear.com - Official Site

They have, in my opinion, the best prices ($1 for the usual sizes) and the quality is fine for the lens caps (Sonia brand). Their body cap is fine as well and cheep.

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QuoteOriginally posted by clockwork247 Quote
5 bucks for the 49mm at adorama, only 2 bucks on dealextreme, and i think the one on dealextreme looks better... I'm not in a hurry, I've order from them before, it just takes a while to get here lol.

also ordered 5 rear caps from ebay (for the A mount ofcourse since I don't own a pentax), can never have too many of those....
I ordered a geniune Pentax cap from Adorama, and it is already in transit, but I will keep this source in mind for future needs. Thanks.
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