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08-22-2009, 01:08 PM   #16
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film canister? What is this thing you call, "film"?!?

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QuoteOriginally posted by jeffrey r Quote
...lately a bunch of us have had success getting a standard 30mm snap-on lens cap from ebay or elsewhere, which fits the DA 40 hood great, and is obviously more conventional than using a film canister cap.
It is "more conventional" alright. But I tried both, and like the film canister lid better. The Pentax cap comes from a Pentax 110 lens.

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oh man, that 110 cap looks awesome. I never thought of that. however I think the film canister lid would be a cheaper and more safe option. plus I think a push in cap would be easier to take on and off compared to a conventional cap with the push tabs no? I don't have a 40mm to try myself, so I cant say.
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The eBay 30mm caps are only $3 including shipping, almost free. I tried asking for a roll of Fuji film for my K20D, but they just laughed at me and threw me out of the store. Does the Fuji canister work well if there's a 30mm UV filter mounted inside the hood, or does it need to go deeper?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Andi Lo Quote
Won't the black one coming from a roll of Velvia be more suitable for the lens?
I've got an old black Fuji cap I use. The canister is smoke color.

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Does the Fuji canister work well if there's a 30mm UV filter mounted inside the hood, or does it need to go deeper?
I just tried that out with an old filter and had no issues with the Fuji cap.
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Thanks Nick (and others who replied). So that's the hood, eh?? Does it actually DO anything?
Of course. It does what *all* hoods do - reduces flare, improves contrast, and helps protect the lens. It actually does so well with the protection that I rare put the cap on except when putting the camera away for the day.
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I bought a couple 31mm lens caps with a snap-on/off feature from an Ebay seller for under $10 shipped to Canada. Maybe I'm fussy but I like the look of a genuine lens cap rather than a film canister lid. I put the precious silkscreened threaded original Pentax cap away for safe keeping.
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Just tying up 2 threads and some reference links:

3 Front Lens Cap 30mm Caps that Clip On - eBay (item 350236959614 end time Nov-04-09 13:25:00 PST)


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