Replacement lens cap for EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Kulvinder Singh Matharu, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Lost the lens cap for my Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM. Need to get
    another one urgently in the next few days. The filter size is 58mm.

    Is there any particular part-number or model-number for the lens cap?
    I've seen the following description for one lens cap at Park Cameras:

    "Canon E58U Lens Cap for EF Lenses with USM"

    I'm assuming that this is for 58mm filter-sized lenses and that it
    will fit my lens. Is that correct?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Kulvinder Singh Matharu, Mar 2, 2008
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  2. The only thing it says on the inside of the cap is E-58mm Kulvinder.

    T.
     
    Tony Gartshore, Mar 2, 2008
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  3. Kulvinder Singh Matharu

    Ray Paseur Guest

    Kulvinder:

    See if you can get a Nikon center-click lens cap. I got them for all my
    (Canon) lenses that use hoods. Because your fingers move the spring-
    loaded operator at the center of the cap instead of the edge, you can
    put them on easily by just reaching inside the hood.

    In USA, I would buy this:
    58mm_Snap_On_Lens_Cap.html

    Until you get a replacement, keep the hood on and pull a plastic bag
    over the front of the lens. Good luck! ~Ray
     
    Ray Paseur, Mar 2, 2008
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    Pudentame Guest

    You ought to be able to find a replacement from any local camera shop,
    even the chain stores.
     
    Pudentame, Mar 2, 2008
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    Pudentame Guest

    Even the center-operated Nikon type lens caps can be difficult if the
    hood isn't the type that's cut away at the sides.

    For that, there's a neoprene boot type lens cover that stretches over
    the hood when it's in place.
     
    Pudentame, Mar 2, 2008
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    Jim Guest

    Just go to the closest camera store and buy a 58mm lens cap. All you get
    from a name brand cap is more conspicuous consumtion.
    Jim
     
    Jim, Mar 2, 2008
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    Ray Paseur Guest

    Jim: YMMV, of course, but I have tried some of the brand-X caps and found
    them to be flimsy and ill-fitting. Eventually I replaced them with good
    quality caps away rather than risk losing them if they popped off the lens.
    When the difference is $5 or $10, it was hard for me to justify the
    savings. I like the Nikon center-click caps, and find they fit pretty well
    on all my lenses. But if I found myself without a cap, I agree - even the
    cheapest is better than none! ~Ray
     
    Ray Paseur, Mar 2, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Or just annoying fumbling around trying to get it on the lens.
    I got some of those new ones for my old nikkors and oddly they don't fit
    properly, often getting jammed at an angle. I don't know why, 52mm
    should be the same. They work great on the newer lenses though.
     
    Paul Furman, Mar 2, 2008
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    In an emergency, I use a UV filter or some other filter that screws into the
    58mm thread. I'd sooner pay $20 - $50 for a new filter than shell out for a
    new lens...

    Take Care,
    Dudley
     
    Dudley Hanks, Mar 3, 2008
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  11. Kulvinder Singh Matharu

    Jim Guest

    What happened to me was that I lost the cap for my 18-70mm lens somewhere in
    the airport at Charleston, SC. Alas, I discovered the loss just as I was
    getting on
    the plane. So, when I got back, I went to my local camera store to buy a
    replacement. People lose caps every day; there has to be plenty around
    somewhere.

    However, this lens uses a size that was new to Nikon, and there were no
    Nikon caps anywhere (not even at B&H!). This of course was bothersome as
    (like the OP)
    I am afflicted with conspicous consumption. I just picked through their
    supply and found one that fit. The original cap was a slip on device, but
    the new one has threads.
    My lens still suffers from the indignity of not having a cap with Nikon
    imprinted thereon, but the cap works. Maybe, if I ever lose another one of
    these caps, I will replace
    it with cap with the name Nikon imprinted on it. On the other hand, maybe
    not.

    The lens in question did have a UV filter on it. The filter didn't say Nikon
    either. It is a Hoya.

    jim
     
    Jim, Mar 3, 2008
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