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Old Aug 22, 2010, 1:49 AM   #11
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I keep them inverted on my lenses when I have them in the bag.
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Old Aug 22, 2010, 1:58 AM   #12
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thanks for the help
will continue to use the hood and see if i can make a lens cap to cover the hood

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Old Aug 22, 2010, 2:01 AM   #13
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You should be able to invert the hood on the lens and put the lens cap on, if it is a nikon design hood, not a generic
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You should be able to invert the hood on the lens and put the lens cap on, if it is a nikon design hood, not a generic

the lens cap issue is getting the cap off and on when the hood is on

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Old Aug 22, 2010, 2:26 AM   #15
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Invert the hood, it should install on the lens upside down for storage. Now if you are having problems with the hood when it is on the shooting position. If the lens caps is center pinch or edge pinch. Center pinch is easier to put on and off with a hood.
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I don't know which lens you're talking about, or which lens hood, but Nikon's lens caps have pinch grips so that you can install and remove the lens caps without needing access to the outer edge of the cap. Have you tried that? Does your particular lens cap not have that feature?
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I don't know which lens you're talking about, or which lens hood, but Nikon's lens caps have pinch grips so that you can install and remove the lens caps without needing access to the outer edge of the cap. Have you tried that? Does your particular lens cap not have that feature?
TC is right...all nikon caps are the center pinch type and can be removed easily even with the hood on. The older non center pinch caps are not easy to remove when the hood is on.
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my most used lens is the 17-55, with original center pinch cap.
getting the cap off with hood on is not a problem you only have to use one finger, getting it back on with hood on is

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..., getting it back on with hood on is
... because it takes two fingers?

I've got an 85/1.8 with the screw-on lens hood. I just leave the hood on all the time, and I never have any problem removing and replacing the cap.
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put the cap back on at an angle with one of the catch, then just press the second catch and it should pop right one. That is what I do with the pentax cap with the hood on.
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