Lens caps don't seal properly when CPL or UV filters are on
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    desemondo
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    Lens caps don't seal properly when CPL or UV filters are on

    by desemondo » Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:19 pm

    I've noticed that the factory lens caps don't seal properly when I've got my CPL or UV filters screwed on... Maybe its because my filters are the super thin profile ones ... dunno. Theres at least 1mm gap between the filter rim and where the lens cap stops...

    Haven't noticed any dust get in yet, but thought I'd ask if anyone else on here has had similar problems (or found a solution). Are there any slim profile lens caps out there anywhere ?

    thanks in advance for any thoughts or comments .
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    by Busiboy » Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:24 pm

    Not many people would worry about it, getting dust on a filter isn't usually a big concern, the filter is protecting the lens which is the most important (expensive) item.

    It would most probably be due to the slimline filter, but I have noticed that my lens caps don't work as well with a filter regardless. It hasn't worried me much.
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    by desemondo » Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:43 pm

    fair enough, its probably not much of an issue, just thought I'd ask. thanks
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    by K1W1 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:36 am

    The main reason for a lens cap afaik is to stop the front element getting scratched during storage or transport. Your UV filter is there to do that job now.

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