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Old 29th July 2010, 14:42   #4561
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Question on the lens cap. Since the cap supplied with lens does not have a tag, I keep the cap in the bag until the clicking is over. Thus I end up with the lens uncovered for long durations.

Does it make sense to buy a lens cap with a tag that can be attached to the camera? Any ideas on where would one get such a cap?

Does this tag come in the way of taking snaps?

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Lost my lens cap somewhere in Bandipore forest last week. After searching at several places in Kormangla and indiranagar area got a replacement at 350 Rs from Whizz in Forum , This is simply overpriced because cap looks 3ed party ( Sonia ) with Canon written on it but good thing is that there is a small hole in the cap through which I have put a black string and fastned it to the loop in camera strap so won't loose it again.
@Amit, please share your experience. Does the tag and the hanging cap come in the way?
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Old 29th July 2010, 15:34   #4562
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Does it make sense to buy a lens cap with a tag that can be attached to the camera? Any ideas on where would one get such a cap?

Does this tag come in the way of taking snaps?


@Amit, please share your experience. Does the tag and the hanging cap come in the way?
I purchased thick black string of 1 meter from a general store for 2 Rs and passed it through the hole in lens cap and at the other end fastened it to the loop in neck strap. So the cap hangs below camera body and does not come in the way.
I bough the aftermarket lens cap from Whizz in Forum mall. A few weeks after this purchase found the original lens cap in my vehicle as well but now it lies unused in camera bag.

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Thanks Sbraj.

BTW can any one give the details of where can i purchase a used dslr?
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Can you please let me know where i can buy a 2nd hand one in chennai
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Question on the lens cap. Since the cap supplied with lens does not have a tag, I keep the cap in the bag until the clicking is over. Thus I end up with the lens uncovered for long durations.

Does it make sense to buy a lens cap with a tag that can be attached to the camera? Any ideas on where would one get such a cap?

Does this tag come in the way of taking snaps?
I used to find the lens cap with a tag distracting in my P&S.

I don't think there is a need to cover the lens as long as you a a bit careful. To protect the dslr lens, you may use a UV filter. But then again, there have been debates about how cheap UV filters affect the picture quality.
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Old 29th July 2010, 17:59   #4565
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To protect the dslr lens, you may use a UV filter. But then again, there have been debates about how cheap UV filters affect the picture quality.
Yes, right. I am not looking for filters or any protection while clicking.

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I don't think there is a need to cover the lens as long as you a a bit careful.
It is while walking around with the camera in hand that I want some cover. Dusty wind, for example.

Was in Mysore zoo last week and end up walking 3 KM with camera in hand. I don't think it is practical to keep putting the camera back into the bag every now and then. A lens cap may help, though not sure.
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I used to find the lens cap with a tag distracting in my P&S.
I find such tags in many video cams, not on a DSLR. Because video cam lenses are fixed, DSLR lenses get changed according to the situation. Practically speaking, its a nuisance than a help. If I had my lens cap with a tag, I would have cut it in the first place. If I am on a photo walk for 4 hours, my camera is ON and lens is OPEN whole time. Never found any issue with that. A proper hood will do all the basic protection.

Exceptional cases are what you mentioned, dusty location or sea side where the air will have salt water particles. Cover the lens, otherwise it will need a cleaning. Its a wiser idea to get a photographer's jacket ( plenty of pockets) so that everything is handy.
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Hello "shutter"bhpians

I am on the lookout for a Canon FD lens mount to a Canon EF lens mount convertor. Any suggestions on where I can find these?

Also I am looking for some good reading material (study) on photography. Can someone please suggest some good material (online or hardcopy)?

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A proper hood will do all the basic protection
Thanks for the advice. I have a NIKKOR 18-105mm. I suppose the supplied hood (Bayonet Lens Hood HB-32) is sufficient.

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Its a wiser idea to get a photographer's jacket ( plenty of pockets) so that everything is handy.
Again thanks. TBHP rocks.

Any idea where in Bangalore one can get hold of these?
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Any idea where in Bangalore one can get hold of these?
Jayesh (fotocircle) is selling right now, he has good stock too. Jayanth (toehold and wildlifetimes) used to sell earlier but no more, I spoke to his partner and they will restart Jacket sales very soon on demand. Someone had mentioned seeing the same at Wearhouse stores, but I can bet it will be terribly expensive. Hope that answers everything !
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After a lot discussions and confusions-

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Its a wiser idea to get a photographer's jacket ( plenty of pockets) so that everything is handy.
Good for photo walks and stuff, but you may stand out in a casual setting. Just keep the lens cap in your trouser pocket.

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Hello "shutter"bhpians
Also I am looking for some good reading material (study) on photography. Can someone please suggest some good material (online or hardcopy)?
This could be useful: Ben's Newbie Guide to Digital SLR Photography - Canon Digital Photography Forums

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After a lot discussions and confusions-
Congrats! How much did you pay for the 55-250?
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After a lot discussions and confusions-
Hey, congrats. Share the details of pricing (body, lenses) and from where you got the deal.

Happy clicking.
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After a lot discussions and confusions-

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Congrats!
Taken with 55-250 at the tele end? Looks a bit soft.
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Congratulations CrazyDriver,
Go crazy shooting around.

I have got mine a few days back and still learning at very slow pace, not getting enough time these days.

I want a suggestion on protecting my 550D (since its not a pro body, I need to take care of it more than others). Can someone suggest me a decent / wheatherproof carrying case / camera bag?

I'm planning to get a good Tripod (Manfrotto 3001pro or 055xpro) and RC-6 as well.
Do you think it will be cheaper from US or can I get it at almost same price in India as well? If you know better products / source to get them, please suggest.
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Congrats crazydriver. want to know the price info. Can you post pics of the lens?
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