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02-10-2016, 01:25 PM   #1
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New Ricoh camera-related patent - yes, it's a lens cap!

Ricoh Imaging filled a new lens cap patent, apparently for protecting the elders with feeble fingers: if you pinch the tabs in order to remove the lens cap, they stay in the pinched position until you'd press a release button (doubling as a manufacturer badge).
Ricoh ????????????????????????????So-net???

I wonder what they'll think next...

02-10-2016, 01:28 PM   #2
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This would be so annoying!
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I wonder if it's related to the "How old are you" poll...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
I wonder if it's related to the "How old are you" poll...
LOL! Nice one!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
Ricoh Imaging filled a new lens cap patent, apparently for protecting the elders with feeble fingers: if you pinch the tabs in order to remove the lens cap, they stay in the pinched position until you'd press a release button (doubling as a manufacturer badge).
Ricoh ????????????????????????????So-net???

I wonder what they'll think next...
While it is good to see innovation of any sort from Ricoh, I have to agree with Bertwert that this could be very annoying.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lsimpkins Quote
While it is good to see innovation of any sort from Ricoh, I have to agree with Bertwert that this could be very annoying.
At least it is not screw-in...
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Next the large Lens hood will double as a compression hose stocking donner....
02-10-2016, 03:12 PM - 4 Likes   #8
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Honestly, this is too little too late. Maybe if they had introduced this lens cap in 2012 . . .

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My reaction is a bit different from most here - I suspect a wave of complaints here and piling up in Ricoh's inbox: "I think my lenscap is broken?? I can't get the dang thing off!! This never happened with my Canikon"

They'll love it on Dpreview. You asked for it, Ricoh!
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Time to patent my combination lens cap / drinks coaster. Been sittin' on this bad boy for too long. Need to get it done, before Ricoh beats me to it!

EDIT: With all this R&D going on at Ricoh, I guess the K3II replacement will be a way off...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Quicksand Quote
Honestly, this is too little too late. Maybe if they had introduced this lens cap in 2012 . . .
lol
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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
Time to patent my combination lens cap / drinks coaster.
I'm in. Combines two of my favourite activities. ☺
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I'm in. Combines two of my favourite activities. ☺
<Frantically starts looking for Kickstarter info...>


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BigMackCam *gets complaints of coffee stains on the front of lenses*

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I'm in So long as this new lens cap comes with a D-FA* 70~210/2.8 attached, like all those body caps you accumulated in the 2000's buying cameras on eBay with a 'body cap' attached.
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