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Old Feb 6, 2012, 7:40 PM   #1
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Sorry for the stupid question, but I just received my new FZ 150 and I'm starting to put it together. I have an fz 28 which is not completely dissimilar but it says to attach the lens string to the hole in the lens cap but there are no holes that I can find any where on the lens cap. The cap on my fz 28 has a little plastic piece that the string goes through but this lens cap has neither holes nor eyelit piece. How do I attach it? I understand that it goes to the body through the attachment for the shoulder strap. Help appreciated.
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Old Feb 7, 2012, 9:20 AM   #2
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should be a slot on the side of the cap. to the right of the "lumix" and down a bit on the right side. mines an fz100 but ive seen the 150 and it looks the same i think. take a look here...
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When I got my FZ35 I put on the cap string and that lasted about 30 minutes. Thing was always the way.

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Did you buy it brand new? If not, perhaps the previous owner either broke, lost or kept the original cap and bought a replacement one (w/o the hole) just to sell.
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Hi,
Sorry for the stupid question, but I just received my new FZ 150 and I'm starting to put it together. I have an fz 28 which is not completely dissimilar but it says to attach the lens string to the hole in the lens cap but there are no holes that I can find any where on the lens cap. The cap on my fz 28 has a little plastic piece that the string goes through but this lens cap has neither holes nor eyelit piece. How do I attach it? I understand that it goes to the body through the attachment for the shoulder strap. Help appreciated.
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Old Feb 7, 2012, 6:57 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help. I did see the two holes on the side but I can't seem to thread anything in. It goes aways and stops. But I get that keeping it connected may not be a necessity. I got used to being able to leave the lens cap dangling on my fz 28. But I'll see what I can do. Thanks again. This does seem like an impressive camera with a lot to learn.
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Thanks for the help. I did see the two holes on the side but I can't seem to thread anything in. It goes aways and stops. But I get that keeping it connected may not be a necessity. I got used to being able to leave the lens cap dangling on my fz 28. But I'll see what I can do. Thanks again. This does seem like an impressive camera with a lot to learn.
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Life with no strings attached is much better. Ask any wise person and he will confirm.

photg4christ has good advice. just throw the cap in the camera bag.
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G'day all

Sorry to say to ^ .... but don't chuck the cap away [just 'coz SLR users can't attach lens caps to the camera don't mean us guys/gals have to follow suit]

When the lens cap is correctly attached the lens cap just dangles nicely out of the way & ready for immediate reuse when photos are done.
As the camera is designed for right-hand operation, mine is done via the LHS strap buckle - see below

Here's how it's done - here's the spiral-flow of the camera strap thru the mounting point [ie- no loose ends to get caught in clothing etc] ... slightly loosened to show it all




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Thanks again all. I did manage to get the thing threaded and dangling. Given the quality of this camera the whole thing is a little cheesy, but oh well. Now if it only stops raining I can take the thing out and really see what I can do with it. Life in the pacific northwest, lol. And thanks Phil for showing how you attached it to the strap. I've got it shoved next to the strap in the same loop the strap goes through.
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