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Old October 22nd 04, 03:06 PM
George
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Am I the only one who is really annoyed by (and hates) the newer Nikon snap
on lens caps? The older snap-on caps had the snap on mechanism on the side
of the cap such that you would hold and install the cap with one hand...the
newer ones have the latch mechanism on the FRONT of the cap so that you
cannot depress the catch and hold the cap without it wanting to move away
from your hand. Does anyone know of any reason this design MIGHT be
considered better and not just a crappy design? The way the cap wants to
move away from the hand, I'm worried about scratching my lens. Geez, I'm
thinking of buying a decent lenscap and smashing this POS.

George


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Old October 22nd 04, 03:22 PM
Bruce Murphy
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"George" writes:

Am I the only one who is really annoyed by (and hates) the newer Nikon snap
on lens caps? The older snap-on caps had the snap on mechanism on the side
of the cap such that you would hold and install the cap with one hand...the
newer ones have the latch mechanism on the FRONT of the cap so that you
cannot depress the catch and hold the cap without it wanting to move away
from your hand. Does anyone know of any reason this design MIGHT be
considered better and not just a crappy design? The way the cap wants to
move away from the hand, I'm worried about scratching my lens. Geez, I'm
thinking of buying a decent lenscap and smashing this POS.


Well, they're better for getting the damn things on and off under hoods.

B
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Old October 22nd 04, 03:22 PM
Bruce Murphy
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"George" writes:

Am I the only one who is really annoyed by (and hates) the newer Nikon snap
on lens caps? The older snap-on caps had the snap on mechanism on the side
of the cap such that you would hold and install the cap with one hand...the
newer ones have the latch mechanism on the FRONT of the cap so that you
cannot depress the catch and hold the cap without it wanting to move away
from your hand. Does anyone know of any reason this design MIGHT be
considered better and not just a crappy design? The way the cap wants to
move away from the hand, I'm worried about scratching my lens. Geez, I'm
thinking of buying a decent lenscap and smashing this POS.


Well, they're better for getting the damn things on and off under hoods.

B
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Old October 22nd 04, 03:58 PM
Hugh Jorgan
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Errm, look again, you can still hold it from the edges.
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"George" wrote in message
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Am I the only one who is really annoyed by (and hates) the newer Nikon

snap
on lens caps? The older snap-on caps had the snap on mechanism on the

side
of the cap such that you would hold and install the cap with one

hand...the
newer ones have the latch mechanism on the FRONT of the cap so that you
cannot depress the catch and hold the cap without it wanting to move away
from your hand. Does anyone know of any reason this design MIGHT be
considered better and not just a crappy design? The way the cap wants to
move away from the hand, I'm worried about scratching my lens. Geez, I'm
thinking of buying a decent lenscap and smashing this POS.

George




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Old October 22nd 04, 03:58 PM
Hugh Jorgan
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Errm, look again, you can still hold it from the edges.
--
Hugh Jorgan

"George" wrote in message
...
Am I the only one who is really annoyed by (and hates) the newer Nikon

snap
on lens caps? The older snap-on caps had the snap on mechanism on the

side
of the cap such that you would hold and install the cap with one

hand...the
newer ones have the latch mechanism on the FRONT of the cap so that you
cannot depress the catch and hold the cap without it wanting to move away
from your hand. Does anyone know of any reason this design MIGHT be
considered better and not just a crappy design? The way the cap wants to
move away from the hand, I'm worried about scratching my lens. Geez, I'm
thinking of buying a decent lenscap and smashing this POS.

George




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Old October 23rd 04, 03:23 AM
Roger
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On Fri, 22 Oct 2004 10:06:26 -0400, "George"
wrote:

Am I the only one who is really annoyed by (and hates) the newer Nikon snap
on lens caps? The older snap-on caps had the snap on mechanism on the side
of the cap such that you would hold and install the cap with one hand...the
newer ones have the latch mechanism on the FRONT of the cap so that you
cannot depress the catch and hold the cap without it wanting to move away
from your hand. Does anyone know of any reason this design MIGHT be
considered better and not just a crappy design? The way the cap wants to
move away from the hand, I'm worried about scratching my lens. Geez, I'm
thinking of buying a decent lenscap and smashing this POS.


Love 'em. The first time I saw one I said, "It's about time".

I can put the things on and take them off without having to remove the
lens hoods. I have no problems with them trying to slide away from my
hands.

If I could get them for an even trade I'd replace all of mine with the
new ones.

Roger Halstead (K8RI & ARRL life member)
(N833R, S# CD-2 Worlds oldest Debonair)
www.rogerhalstead.com
George


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Old October 23rd 04, 03:23 AM
Roger
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On Fri, 22 Oct 2004 10:06:26 -0400, "George"
wrote:

Am I the only one who is really annoyed by (and hates) the newer Nikon snap
on lens caps? The older snap-on caps had the snap on mechanism on the side
of the cap such that you would hold and install the cap with one hand...the
newer ones have the latch mechanism on the FRONT of the cap so that you
cannot depress the catch and hold the cap without it wanting to move away
from your hand. Does anyone know of any reason this design MIGHT be
considered better and not just a crappy design? The way the cap wants to
move away from the hand, I'm worried about scratching my lens. Geez, I'm
thinking of buying a decent lenscap and smashing this POS.


Love 'em. The first time I saw one I said, "It's about time".

I can put the things on and take them off without having to remove the
lens hoods. I have no problems with them trying to slide away from my
hands.

If I could get them for an even trade I'd replace all of mine with the
new ones.

Roger Halstead (K8RI & ARRL life member)
(N833R, S# CD-2 Worlds oldest Debonair)
www.rogerhalstead.com
George


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Old October 24th 04, 02:09 AM
George
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"Bruce Murphy" wrote in message
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"George" writes:

Am I the only one who is really annoyed by (and hates) the newer Nikon

snap
on lens caps? The older snap-on caps had the snap on mechanism on the

side
of the cap such that you would hold and install the cap with one

hand...the
newer ones have the latch mechanism on the FRONT of the cap so that you
cannot depress the catch and hold the cap without it wanting to move

away
from your hand. Does anyone know of any reason this design MIGHT be
considered better and not just a crappy design? The way the cap wants

to
move away from the hand, I'm worried about scratching my lens. Geez,

I'm
thinking of buying a decent lenscap and smashing this POS.


Well, they're better for getting the damn things on and off under hoods.

B


I guess I'd agree that they make it POSSIBLE to get them on and off under
hoods...but, from what I've seen, if you value your lens you won't do it
that
way.


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Old October 24th 04, 02:09 AM
George
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"Bruce Murphy" wrote in message
...
"George" writes:

Am I the only one who is really annoyed by (and hates) the newer Nikon

snap
on lens caps? The older snap-on caps had the snap on mechanism on the

side
of the cap such that you would hold and install the cap with one

hand...the
newer ones have the latch mechanism on the FRONT of the cap so that you
cannot depress the catch and hold the cap without it wanting to move

away
from your hand. Does anyone know of any reason this design MIGHT be
considered better and not just a crappy design? The way the cap wants

to
move away from the hand, I'm worried about scratching my lens. Geez,

I'm
thinking of buying a decent lenscap and smashing this POS.


Well, they're better for getting the damn things on and off under hoods.

B


I guess I'd agree that they make it POSSIBLE to get them on and off under
hoods...but, from what I've seen, if you value your lens you won't do it
that
way.


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Old November 3rd 04, 04:51 AM
Tetractys
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Roger wrote:

I can put the things on and take them off without
having to remove the lens hoods. I have no problems
with them trying to slide away from my hands.

If I could get them for an even trade I'd replace all
of mine with the new ones.


I agree. I curse the old ones for slipping out of my
fingers when they contact the hood.


 




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