A new Olympus OMD mirrorless camera is (supposedly) just around the corner. Along with it is a new 14-42mm pancake zoom lens. I know, another kit lens—boring. But that lens may include a new type of lens cap that could save you the endless annoyances of fumbling and losing those round plastic sheaths.
Perfect for photographers who don't dig the lens flare look but want to keep their kit as minimal as possible, the awkwardly-named Hoocap combines a lens cap and hood into a clever transforming accessory. It keeps fingerprints and scratches off your lens, and glare and flares off your photos.
Instead of constantly buying new lens caps on eBay after foolishly losing them (much like, err, me), you could just try the LensCapTrap, which attaches lens caps to the camera strap with a bit of velcro. It only costs $6, but as PetaPixel points out, you could easily make this yourself. Or just stop losing those…
New from Pentax—a smiley faced 52mm lens cap attached to a rag doll! Take a moment to process the true scope of such an idea, then realize that this flower print person is just one of 100 designs:
To be a photographer is to lose lens caps. They slide under stacks of paper and get kicked across floors. But armed with a shampoo bottle, an X-acto knife, and this guide, you can make your lens caps stay put.