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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)01:39 UTC+1 No.2368799 Report

Guise I've just bought a Canon Eos 60D to get started in photography.
Question: Where does the lens cap go when taking photos?
The manual says it's a piece in the strap that holds it but how?

>Pic related: said piece

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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)01:49 UTC+1 No.2368802 Report

in your pocket
Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)01:50 UTC+1 No.2368803 Report

That piece is not for the lens cap. It's to cover the eyepiece during remote shooting to keep extraneous light from ruining the photo. No place to stash the cap except your pocket. Or go full pro and just toss the cap in the trash. It's just one more thing between your sensor and the amazing photos you want to be taking. So long as you care for your gear, chances are good you'll never regret it.
Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)01:58 UTC+1 No.2368808 Report

Thank you very much both and expecially the later comment, given that I had no idea what it was for. It actually fits the eyepiece, once I remove the current rubbery one.
Thank you so much!

I'll be here a lot from now on!
Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)01:58 UTC+1 No.2368809 Report

In the thrash.Lenshood plus cheap uv filter is where it's at.
Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)08:08 UTC+1 No.2369030 Report

>Lenshood plus cheap uv filter is where it's at.
>cheap uv filter

Yeah...let's drop a few thousand on bodies and lenses and turn it all into a soft, low contrast, flare prone POS with a cheap UV filter.

>Hoya HD
>Hoya S-HMC
>pick one
Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)10:10 UTC+1 No.2369066 Report

nah i keep the cheap uv filter in case the lens gets hit on the front
Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)11:20 UTC+1 No.2369081 Report

That's exactly what he meant
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:38 UTC+1 No.2371822 Report


i was vehemently anti filter until i bought my 70-200 f/4 L used and did my homework on the hoya filter it came with, evidently it's one of their best models and has like 99.7 % light transmission and from what i've seen it's good enough for a filter hater like myself.

the rest of my lenses have shitty looking front elements which have nothing to do with the final image quality, but have likely dinged resale value 10-20%. good thing i have no desire to sell those lenses and bang them around all the time anyway.

as for lens caps, they should be kept on the lenses when they're banging around in your gear bag. if you get into the habit of putting them on and taking them off out in the field you are guaranteed to miss shots sooner than later.
giannis 07/26/14(Sat)02:43 UTC+1 No.2371826 Report

Yeah, because it totally makes sense to certainly and continuously degrade your IQ beforehands, in case you bump it somewhere that might cause an IQ degradation.
Cupid 07/26/14(Sat)18:54 UTC+1 No.2372201 Report

>Question: Where does the lens cap go when taking photos?
Ta da!
isi 07/26/14(Sat)18:59 UTC+1 No.2372204 Report

I keep all of my caps in a pouch of my camera bag that I never really open. The 8mm is the only one I keep the cap handy too, since its front element protrudes a LOT.
Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)10:32 UTC+1 No.2375409 Report

>lens caps
Why are all of you such plebs?

Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)13:56 UTC+1 No.2375463 Report

Huh. I've always wondered what that rubber piece was for. how would extraneous light coming into the viewfinder ruin the photo? by screwing up the light meter?
Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)14:12 UTC+1 No.2375468 Report

Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)17:12 UTC+1 No.2375550 Report

>how would extraneous light coming into the viewfinder ruin the photo?

By reflecting off the inside and hitting the sensor.

It's only a problem in live view, when you don't have your eye covering the eye piece.
And even then only with very long exposures I think.

My camera has a build in mechanism to close the eyepiece.
Bit I never use it and never noticed any light leaks.
Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)17:21 UTC+1 No.2375556 Report

After posting this I read the article linked here:

I was wrong.
Fucking with the metering does seem to be the real problem, and I noticed a huge difference when aiming the lens towards something dark with the eyepiece facing my bright computer screen.

Learn something every day.
From now on I will try to remember to close the eyepiece when shooting without looking through the finder.
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