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Old Aug 4, 2006, 5:11 PM   #1
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I'm totally new to SLRs, and have the really stupid question. Is it just me, or is putting the lens cap on the factory kit lens for the *istDL really difficult with the lens hood in place?

Is there some other way to do it, do most people leave the lens hood attached?
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Old Aug 4, 2006, 5:33 PM   #2
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Well, it's harder of course because your fingers have less space...


Now, as for me, I leave it off when I'm walking around with the camera.

I personally don't like the remove the lens cap every time I want to take a pciture, so unless it's in the camera bag, I leave it off.
I have the lens hood and a UV filter on there, so it's protected against accidental bumps & scratches while walking around.

When I put it in my bag however I just put the hood on backwards and put the lens cap on aswell.

It's personal choice really. As long as you're careful with your equipment you should be fine.

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Old Aug 4, 2006, 6:32 PM   #3
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If you simply REVERSE the lens hood and install it on the lens in question, then setting onthe lens cap is rather/increasingly simple.

Simple solutions work best.

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Old Aug 21, 2006, 10:40 AM   #4
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Hi All

I have a question on the hood thatI would like to add.

I only noticed this over the past weeked and have not come across this in the maual... On the hoodI noticed a open this way part or something to that affect. Part of the hood then slides off and you have a opening. What/why is this?

Thanks, Jacques
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the opening is there so you can turn a polarizer with the lens hood on.

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Old Aug 21, 2006, 10:46 AM   #6
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Thanks!!
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Old Aug 21, 2006, 12:12 PM   #7
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I have small fingers - with the kit lens I don't have much problem, so I put the cap back on all the time. I probably should buy a UV filter for it, but haven't, which is why I am more careful. I can't do the same thing with the DA 50-200 lens - this one I tend to keep the lens hood reversed all the time, and have only needed the hood once in a great while.
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Old Aug 21, 2006, 12:13 PM   #8
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Nothwithstanding the above advice, the lens cap on new Pentax lens is not as easy to remove as earlier Pentax lens or lens from other manufacturers i.e. Sigma.

OK. I'm male & probably got big mits, but depressing the two lugs (which are flush) on opposte sides isn't as easy as it could be; I find that depression is limited by filter or lens body whereas the old Pentax M you simply press both lugs in and off pops the cap.
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