I need a 3-1/8" I.D. Bottle Cap --- for Sigma 14mm Lens

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Norm Dresner, Jul 30, 2005.

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    Norm Dresner Guest

    No, I haven't lost my mind and it is definitely not OT.

    I'm trying to make a "lens cap" for the Sigma 14mm wide angle lens with the
    integral petal sunshade and I want something that fits over the whole thing
    snugly. I think I can take some sheet styrene of .005" or .010" and roll it
    around a form and glue it together to make a cylinder and then glue
    something across the top to close it up, but I'd much rather take something
    already made and just plop it on there.

    C'mon, somebody's got to have already done this! What did you use?

    TIA
    Norm
     
    Norm Dresner, Jul 30, 2005
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    Jerry L Guest

    The AF 14mm Sigma lens 'should' have a metal lens-cap that fits over
    the lenshade (fairly snug) __ at least the one I purchased used a
    couple of years ago came with one.
    = = =
     
    Jerry L, Jul 31, 2005
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Sigma 12-24 has one like that, it's plastic and the center snaps out as
    another lens cap for the 24 end.
     
    Paul Furman, Jul 31, 2005
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  4. Norm Dresner

    Norm Dresner Guest

    Alas, I bought mine used and it came with neither front nor rear caps.

    I looked at the Sigma site which is pretty primitive and short of calling
    for "service", there's no listed way to get "repair parts" there.

    Also, I've read at least a few user's comments that the Sigma lens cap
    doesn't stay on very well either.

    Norm
     
    Norm Dresner, Jul 31, 2005
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    Gordon Moat Guest

    There are some things that would work sold as "Hood Hat" or something like
    that. I think OpTech might make these. However, most I have seen are soft
    material, not metal or plastic.
     
    Gordon Moat, Jul 31, 2005
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