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Old Oct 22, 2006, 6:41 PM   #1
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Im curious how well these work and if they are worth the money.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/cus...ndex=1#gallery

This cap looks like it works alot better than the stock cap
http://www.amazon.com/Canon-58mm-Sna...012923?ie=UTF8

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Old Oct 22, 2006, 8:54 PM   #2
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I have a similar lens cover/adapter made by Lensmate on my S1IS all the time. I keep a UV filter on it to which a regular lens caps attaches firmly. I use my camera in dirty, dusty, wet situations and this has kept my lens clean and zoom mechanism running smoothly.

It is less compact, but worth it. Besides, I am used to supporting a camera with one hand on the lens barrel, so his is very comfortable.
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Old Oct 22, 2006, 9:06 PM   #3
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I have exactly that setup. I agree with the previous poster regarding keeping your zoom mechanism and lens clean. I keep the adapter and UV haze filter on my camer at all times, unless I am putting on my teleconverter lens, which I have attached to another adapter so I just have to change the bayonet mount instead of unscrewing anything.



They work great.
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Old Oct 22, 2006, 9:51 PM   #4
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sedges and RenoRunner,

Can you please post what UV filters and caps you are using?
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Old Oct 22, 2006, 10:13 PM   #5
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I am using the exact canon 58 mm cap that you posted the link for on Amazon. The UV filter I am using is a Canon 58 mm UV Haze filter. The cap fits right on the filter. However, I use my bugeyedigital adapter to hold my UV filter, and that is what stays on the camera all the time. I bought the cap and filter direct from Amazon.

The bugeyedigital adapter has an extra spacer ring that allows me to put on the filter, then the ring, and then I have threads to screw on the hood that comes with the Canon adapter, when I need it. My Canon adapter is dedicated to my teleconverter lens, which does not have any threads to put anything on the front.
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Old Oct 23, 2006, 12:52 PM   #6
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I got the 52mm adapter for my S1. Didn't want it to block the flash for close work. Keep a Hoya 52mm UV filter on at all times. Have a Raynox macro(49mm) that fits on with a clip adapter that clips securely into the 52mm filter. 52mm clip lens cap is a standard item. I got it all from lensmate.

I have thought about getting a 52mm to 49mm step down ring to keep on the macro instead of using the clip adapter. I do not find that changing screw-on filters or add on lenses to be that big a deal so I only have one adapter and it stays on the camera. Lots of extra adapters would just force me to have a larger case and I like to keep my outfit compact as I am carrying it in my day pack most of the time.
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