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11-29-2009, 07:49 AM   #1
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Silly question...M42 rear lens caps

I know this might sound silly, but I need to order a few M42 rear caps and do not know if metal is preferable to plastic caps? I have an SMC Tak 50/2, the version with the rubber focuing ring grip, that needs a cap and figure I will order extras just in case. But I don't know if the original caps were metal.

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Plastic works fine. Check on ebay - some sellers have quantity deals.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gp1806 Quote
Plastic works fine. Check on ebay - some sellers have quantity deals.
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Thanks for the info. I have an eBay seller I buy all my lens caps (good prices, US based and honest) from but he has no metal caps so I thought I would ask about metal since it might have been metal to begin with when the lens was new.
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The originals were plastic - at least as far back as Super Takumar.

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perfect...THANKS...I was figuring they were plastic. And plastic would actually be safer for the threads on the lens if it were banged around or ever dropped. So, more pinch caps, a couple M42 body caps and a handfull of lens caps as well...thanks guys!!
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