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05-30-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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Pentax 31mm 1.8 lens cap?

Long story short, I'm down a lens cap on my pentax 31mm 1.8 lens. Is there any place I can buy a new one? A quick google search didn't turn up anything.

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05-30-2012, 01:27 PM   #2
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There are some on ebay, doesn't look like retailers have got them ATM.

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WTH!? $100 for the cap!? Glad I put mine back in the box.....added 3 filter old rings (glass removed) and slapped an old 58mm cap out of the pile. It might look a bit ghetto....but it works for me.
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I bought the often mentioned Janco extension tube Amazon.com: Janco 58MM Diameter lens adapter tube for Panasonic DMC-FZ18, DMC-FZ28, DMC-FZ35 and DMC-FZ38 to accept 58MM Filter, Lens caps, adapters & auxiliary lens: Camera & Photo and then bought a FA-style Pentax pinch cap. It works well for me, and you don't have to worry about hitting the front element with the pinch cap.


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QuoteOriginally posted by miltona580 Quote
I bought the often mentioned Jansco extension tube Amazon.com: Janco 58MM Diameter lens adapter tube for Panasonic DMC-FZ18, DMC-FZ28, DMC-FZ35 and DMC-FZ38 to accept 58MM Filter, Lens caps, adapters & auxiliary lens: Camera & Photo and then bought a FA-style Pentax pinch cap. It works well for me, and you don't have to worry about hitting the front element with the pinch cap.
Same here, I got one of those panasonic hood (top portion) and put it on the 31mm ltd and use the old Pentax 58mm snap-on lens cap. No need to worry about the original lens cap especially on the road.
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The DA*55 lens cap fits right on .. no extra filter is needed.. I use and old Canon one in fact.


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The DA*55 lens cap fits right on .. no extra filter is needed.. I use and old Canon one in fact.


That's the same lens cap I use. I guess I was just nervous about putting the cap so close to the front element. Not to mention, the Janco hood does improve pictures with the FA 31 outdoors.
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Yeah, you got me feeling a tad nervous about it and even though it doesn't touch the element I put my HD protector back on (which had a tiny deep scratch in it too and I was never aware of hitting anything with it).. better to be safe.

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