March 2, 2010

lens cap holder?!?!??!

i don't know about you, but i ALWAYS and i mean ALWAYS lose my lens cap. and my friend just sent me this, and this is what i'm going to do this weekend.

CLICK HERE TO READ (but i will copy and paste it here incase yo lazy)

SkottiRotta Lens cap holder / keeper

A holder that makes it easy to attach the lens cap to the camera strap.
Quick to use, the cap can be attached from above or below.
Alternative designs ....

How to make it
Materials :
A piece of plastic, size 45 x 35 x 1 mm ,
  recommended plastic type is HD-PE*, it is robust, easy to cut and
  can be found in shampoo bottles and similar
  ( just make shure the thickness is at least 1,0 mm )
  *sometimes HD-PE is labeled as "2" with a recycling triangle around it.

- Elastic cord (shock cord), diameter/size 2,5 mm, 3/32 inch or 2 mm,
  length: 8-25 cm ,
Cut out the plastic piece and flatten it,
- print out the template SkottiRotta.pdf and cut out the one that fits your strap,
- tape the template onto the plastic piece.

Mark along the cutting lines and make the holes with a drill or a hole puncher.


Remove the paper template and cut out the cord lock.
Important : cut out the "cord holder hole" like shown in fig. A-C
and make the opening/gap thin to start with,
if the cord is difficult to remove make the opening wider in small steps.

How to make a small elastic loop on lens caps

1.Make two holes with a drill of the same diameter as the elastic cord.
( distance between the holes, center to center : 12 mm)


Attach a 10 cm long elastic cord and cut off the ends like shown below.


If your camera only has one lens/ one lens cap it might be more practical to attach
the lens cap to the camera (as shown on the Olympus camera on top of this page),
for this you will need a 15-25 cm long elastic cord.

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