Lens Cap needs repair!!! Oly 5060

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Ken, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. Ken

    Ken Guest

    Simple problem but not sure how to tackle it.
    The lens cap had a felt rim just inside so it sat on the lens snugly.
    The felt rim has dropped off (somewhere) and the cap doesn't fit so
    wondering how to do a repair.

    Help appreciated

    Ken, Jul 25, 2007
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  2. I had the same problem on my Oly C-700. I never did find out what had
    vanished from the cap, but can believe your mention of a felt ring.

    I replaced it with a ten buck aftermarket item called (I think) an OlyCap.
    It's a flip-open cap permanently hinged to a ring that snuggly fits around the
    lens protrusion. What a pleasure! I'm not certain the product is made for
    your model, but a simply Google search will find the web site.

    Arthur Shapiro, Jul 26, 2007
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  3. Ken

    ASAAR Guest

    Unfortunately, no. He's just one of our familiar pests, already
    BTW, its suggestion of using velcro material isn't the best. Most
    stores that sell velcro also sell adhesive backed felt pads,
    available in several thicknesses, and in strips, circles, squares
    and tiny dots. The thinnest available would probably be best, and
    it can be easily cut into the proper shape using scissors.
    ASAAR, Jul 26, 2007
  4. Ken

    SMS Guest

    A new one costs less than $6, so I don't think I'd spend a lot of time
    working out a way to replace the felt.


    To repair it, buy a thin piece of felt at a fabric store and cut a strip
    with a paper cutter, and glue it on somehow.
    SMS, Jul 26, 2007
  5. Ken

    Ken Guest

    Thanks to all who have offered tips. Before posting I googled thinking I
    would just buy a new one. After quite a bit of time I realised (in the UK) I
    was not able to find anyone who sold them and those that did were out of
    stock with minimum 28 day delivery. I need to get into a camera shop to see
    if they have generic products but will try phoning first. Such a simple item
    but one I feel I really should have.

    Perhaps USA shops may deliver to the UK?

    Ken, Jul 26, 2007
  6. Ken

    Charles Guest

    I'm sure they do, Check with http://www.bhphotovideo.com/

    Is there some substitute cap you could use? I have been using the lid
    from a peanut can on my Bronica for years.
    Charles, Jul 26, 2007
  7. Ken

    Ken Guest

    So is that the name of the manufacturer or the model name - (crap)?

    Ken, Jul 26, 2007
  8. Ken

    Ken Guest

    Ken, Jul 26, 2007
  9. Ken

    Ken Guest

    Why was my OP stupid.

    Ken, Jul 26, 2007
  10. Ken

    John Turco Guest

    ASAAR wrote:

    Hello, ASAAR:

    Hey, did I ever mention the times I fashioned a pair of lens caps,
    out of plastics lids to antacid bottles? It put them on my DC3200
    and DX6490, and they're the perfect color (yellow), for Kodak

    There, that should show JoeBS -- I ain't no dummy! :)

    John Turco <>
    John Turco, Jul 27, 2007
  11. Ken

    ASAAR Guest

    Well, if not a dummy, I certainly hope that you aren't a pill! :)
    Maybe Kodak could become a sponsor of the Simpsons? I rarely watch
    (maybe an episode every couple of years) so I wouldn't know if Kodak
    does in fact sponsor them or not. With the release of their new
    movie, there's an ad campaign floating about that is based on the
    color yellow.
    ASAAR, Jul 27, 2007
  12. Ken

    ASAAR Guest

    Please ignore these forged replies. My doctor is trying some new
    anti-psychotic medications on me that seem to be working. I would
    never post things like this again, now that I realize how utterly
    stupid that I sound. So the earlier reply must be a forgery. At
    least I think it is.
    ASAAR, Jul 28, 2007
  13. Ken

    Ken Guest

    Mmm - Yes.

    Perhaps if I then drill a pin hole in the cap I can have an olde fashioned
    pinhole camera :- )

    Ken, Jul 28, 2007
  14. Ken

    Ken Guest

    But why?

    Ken, Jul 28, 2007
  15. Ken

    John Turco Guest

    Hello, Yoshi:

    Well, then, you would've been even more helpful, had you advised Ken
    to merely apply a >single< drop of "super glue" -- a little of that
    stuff goes a long way, ya know what I mean? <g>

    Also, here's an interesting article on this particular type of adhesive:

    Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Cyanoacrylate

    On a vaguely photography-related note, it states the following:

    "Cyanoacrylate was discovered by Harry Coover at Eastman Kodak during
    World War II when searching for a way to make plastic gun-sight lenses.
    It did not solve this problem, since it stuck to all the apparatus used
    to handle it. It was first marketed to industry as well as consumers in
    February 1955 as a product called 'Flash Glue' which is still available
    today and now owned by Gary Shipko, president of Super Glue
    International, a United States based firm. It was patented in 1956 and
    developed into Eastman 910 adhesive in 1958. The new glue was
    demonstrated in 1959 on the television show I've Got a Secret when the
    host Garry Moore was lifted into the air by two steel plates held
    together with a drop of Eastman 910. Cyanoacrylates are now a family of
    adhesives based on similar chemistry."

    Yet >another< Kodak innovation -- eat your hearts out, Canon and Nikon
    fans! :)

    John Turco <>
    John Turco, Jul 30, 2007
  16. Ken

    ASAAR Guest

    I remember it well. In fact I mentioned it in this newsgroup
    over a year ago. Were you lurking? <g> I ordered a sample of it
    after seeing it offerred in a full page ad in Scientific American.
    If someone has an archive with old copies of the magazine they may
    be able to locate the ad and tell us what was being charged for the
    sample. There was another company involved with Kodak, though, and
    perhaps the other one actually manufactured it for Kodak. Here's
    the relevant quote from the thread :

    ASAAR, Jul 30, 2007
  17. Ken

    John Turco Guest

    Hello, ASAAR:

    No, I didn't "arrive" here, until April, 2006.
    Hey, hold on, Kodak and other U.S. companies actually made things,
    themselves, back then...China hadn't even been invented, yet! :p

    Kidding aside, as a traditionally prodigious producer of film,
    chemicals are right up Kodak's alley, if you will.
    I think I saw such an ad (or a similar one), in an old issue of that
    same magazine title, once, also.

    (It was long out of date, by then, naturally. <g>)

    John Turco <>
    John Turco, Aug 1, 2007
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