Lens caps

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  1. D40

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    I have the Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 and the sigma lens cap does not allow me to put it on and take it off with the lens hood on, so I was wandering can I buy a lens cap that you squeese in the middle so I can keep the lens hood on the lens?
     
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    same deal with the cap that came with my 70-300 Vr nikkor. i bought the normal 62mm cap that comes on the new nikkors but i hasn't arrived yet, so i couldn't tell you. But we'll see if it works. it's a pain having to take of and put on for the hood.
     
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    Well I dunno about that lens, but the Canon EF 70-200 lenses allow you to put on the lens backward and put on the lens cap
     
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    Some Tamron & Nikon lens caps are 'open in the middle' style.
     
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    You can order caps online... just need to fit to the same size and make sure its the squeeze in the middle type. Granted, I haven't done this on a non-Nikon lens, but presumably as long as it's the same size it will work...
     
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    Get the Nikon cap of the correct size. All of my Nikon caps are pinch caps.
     
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    I order Tamron lens caps from B & H. They are center squeeze.
     
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    "lens cap center" - search for this on EBay. You will get more hits then you want to go through.

    I has same problem as you with Canon lens - those edge squeeze ones are impossible to put on with hood in place. The center squeeze caps I got from EBay (shipped from Hong Kong) even have Canon stamped on front :)
     

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