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Lens Cap Help

Advice on selecting the right size lens cap.

Our lens caps are designed to clip onto the filter thread on the end of a lens.

If you have a compact camera, a bridge type camera, or a video camera without a filter thread, then it’s unlikely any of our lens caps will fit. Generally, our caps are designed for interchangeable lenses used with Digital SLR’s. They also work with lenses from other formats such as Micro 4/3rds, the Nikon 1 system and the Sony NEX system.

To order a lens cap to fit your lens, you need to know the filter size for your lens. At the very front of your lens, is a threaded ring designed to take a screw-in filter. Regardless of the make of your lens, this ring will usually be a standard size. Thus, if your lens has a 58mm filter thread, you need to purchase a 58mm lens cap. Sometimes the filter ring size is marked on the front of the lens. If a filter is fitted, then the filter will usually have its size printed on the side somewhere.

If you can’t find the filter size marked on the lens, then simply measure the diameter of the filter thread to determine the size you need.