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05-16-2011, 09:13 AM   #1
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Lens cap for a new baby (Sonnar 180mm f2.8)

Just recently I won e-bay auction for classic zebra Zeiss Sonnar 180mm f2.8 in mint condition for only 170$ (good price, heh. Seller was not very happy, I suppose)

The only problem is that it didn't come with a lens cap. As far as I understand, it supposed to be a whopping 119mm cap that goes on top of that huge hood that is supplied. I looked everywhere, but couldn't find such cups anywhere including Chinese sites. I only found one e-bay guy, that sells the cup and the hood for this lens for more than a 100$ US, which is outrageous.

Can anyone point me to online shop that can carry lens caps of this size?


05-16-2011, 09:53 AM   #2
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What about a neoprene "hoodie" from

It's made to fit over hoods from 4.25" to 4.75" (which is about 108-120mm).

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05-17-2011, 07:30 AM   #3
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There might be some frisbe that fit?
05-19-2011, 11:59 AM   #4
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Yes, frisbee seems appropriate. :-)

But I have to mention, that the lens is surprisingly easy to handle, considering 1.6kg of metal and glass weight.

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QuoteOriginally posted by farfisa Quote
What about a neoprene "hoodie" from
I think this is your best bet: The A*400 f2.8 came with a similar soft (vinyl) hood.

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