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Aug 7, 2018 17:42:17   #
OhioJoe Loc: Columbia Station
 
Does anyone use a string to hold their lens cap when shooting or anything else to hold the cap outside of your pocket? I feel safer with the string holding the cap.

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Aug 7, 2018 17:44:00   #
Mac Loc: Hernando County Florida
 
OhioJoe wrote:
Does anyone use a string to hold their lens cap when shooting or anything else to hold the cap outside of your pocket? I feel safer with the string holding the cap.


I just take it off and stick it in my pocket.

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Aug 7, 2018 17:47:53   #
rmalarz Loc: Tempe, Arizona
 
Joe, I'm in Mac's camp. Take it off the lens and put it in my pocket. I do that as soon as I leave the house. Put it back on when I feel I'm done shooting for the day, or when I arrive back home.

I find having "additional not directly related to taking photographs" crap dangling off the camera is rather distracting.
--Bob
OhioJoe wrote:
Does anyone use a string to hold their lens cap when shooting or anything else to hold the cap outside of your pocket? I feel safer with the string holding the cap.

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Aug 7, 2018 17:55:38   #
danniepolley
 
I do the pocket thing too. I tried the string thing several years ago, but it annoyed me.

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Aug 7, 2018 17:56:12   #
PAR4DCR Loc: A Sunny Place
 
Another in "the pocket" photographer. A hanging lens cap to me is very distracting especially if you are panning.

Don

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Aug 7, 2018 17:56:19   #
RichardTaylor Loc: Sydney, Australia
 
I'm with Mac.

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Aug 7, 2018 17:58:42   #
MSW
 
i'll go with the pocket group … string is another thing to get tangled, distracted, cussed at, etc.

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Aug 7, 2018 18:02:16   #
JohnSwanda Loc: San Francisco
 
I've met quite a few photographers in my life, and I can't remember any who had their lens cap hanging from a string.

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Aug 7, 2018 18:15:05   #
Charlie'smom
 
With a lens hood, the only time the lens cap is on the camera is when it’s put away for the day. Otherwise, when the lens is in use, the cap is in my pocket. Some experts don’t believe you ever need a cap if you have a hood.

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Aug 7, 2018 18:16:43   #
DaveO Loc: Northeast CT
 
Pocket or bag.

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Aug 7, 2018 19:29:45   #
PixelStan77 Loc: Vermont/Chicago
 
OhioJoe wrote:
Does anyone use a string to hold their lens cap when shooting or anything else to hold the cap outside of your pocket? I feel safer with the string holding the cap.
I used to throw them in my camera bag and was a pain relieving it. I came across a buddy belt.That is where my front and rear lens caps go.

https://www.therunningbuddy.com/products/clearance-buddy-pouch-4-color-choices?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=googlepla&variant=28017996681&gclid=CjwKCAjwhqXbBRAREiwAucoo-yqbm9aauhWxRfzTIX_BWNcED4tJqVWG1O8H4KiTwIaBNoajo9pdHRoC1BEQAvD_BwE

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Aug 7, 2018 19:30:29   #
TBerwick Loc: Houston, Texas
 
I've always just stuck it in my pocket. My problem is forgetting to put it back on, going inside and laying it somewhere. My house has eaten about a half dozen & won't give them up.

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Aug 7, 2018 19:33:25   #
PixelStan77 Loc: Vermont/Chicago
 
TBerwick wrote:
I've always just stuck it in my pocket. My problem is forgetting to put it back on, going inside and laying it somewhere. My house has eaten about a half dozen & won't give them up.
Same experience till I got my belt buddy.

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Aug 7, 2018 19:40:10   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA
 
Mac wrote:
I just take it off and stick it in my pocket.

Ditto. (For over 45 years)
My little Sony has its cap tethered, I hate it. Always in my way when I use that camera. I'm thinking of cutting it loose.

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Aug 7, 2018 19:41:12   #
Linda From Maine Loc: Yakima, Washington State, home since 2002
 
Longshadow wrote:
Ditto. (For over 45 years)
My little Sony has its cap tethered, I hate it. Always in my way when I use that camera. I'm thinking of cutting it loose.
Cutting my Canon sx50 lens cap loose was the first thing I did with that camera Free at last, free at last!

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