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Old Jul 21, 2010, 10:07 PM   #51
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front cap with the lenses not the body
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Old Jul 21, 2010, 10:08 PM   #52
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actually I like optech straps.
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I would get 2 back caps, and camera front caps, and the hood for the 18-55mm, no one has the 55-300mm, I did not know there was a knock off till you posted that link. It is pretty new actually.

http://cgi.ebay.com/2pcs-Rear-Lens-C...ht_5258wt_1139

I am not a fan of a hand strap, especially if you are shooting with the long lens. I would get a neoprene strap the included strap are pretty uncomfortable.
Do you like these front caps? One's 52mm the other 58mm, pinch caps from the same seller:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

I suppose the pinch cap might fit over the 55-300mm lens's hood, but I'll have to remove the tulip hood from the 18-55mm to put on the cap.

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Old Jul 22, 2010, 9:11 AM   #54
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you do not need any of those front caps, they are for the lenses. You need the one for the body. I use them when I have the camera taken completel apart for when I nee to pack them down. If you keep a lens on all the time, then you do not need a body front cap.

Here is what you need, 2 lenses rear cap, and 1 body cap

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-CAPS-PENTAX-...ht_2021wt_1179
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you do not need any of those front caps, they are for the lenses. You need the one for the body. I use them when I have the camera taken completel apart for when I nee to pack them down. If you keep a lens on all the time, then you do not need a body front cap.

Here is what you need, 2 lenses rear cap, and 1 body cap

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-CAPS-PENTAX-...ht_2021wt_1179
I ordered that. Also, two hoods.

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actually I like optech straps.
Can you link me to an optech strap you think would be good for the K-x? There are quite a few to choose from and I can't tell from what I'm seeing what would be good with the K-x, at least not at eBay. Thanks.

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This is the one I uses, way more comfortable the the factory provided ones.

http://cgi.ebay.com/OPTECH-OP-TECH-U...#ht_2184wt_913
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This is the one I uses, way more comfortable the the factory provided ones.

http://cgi.ebay.com/OPTECH-OP-TECH-U...#ht_2184wt_913
Looks very good. I'm also looking at this Op/Tech strap, has gotten very high customer satisfaction reports:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A17MC6HOH9AVE6
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They are comfortable, different style depends on ones taste. Just avoid the ones with the plastic loop, get the ones with the nylon or metal loops. Their lowest price ones are have them, and they do not stay secure.

But the one you link is a good one. And I buy allot form adorama.
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They are comfortable, different style depends on ones taste. Just avoid the ones with the plastic loop, get the ones with the nylon or metal loops. Their lowest price ones are have them, and they do not stay secure.

But the one you link is a good one. And I buy allot form adorama.
I'm also looking at this one:

http://www.amazon.com/37012-Strap-Ca...pr_product_top

Costs a little more (about 3 bucks) but I think the attachment at the camera is different with the loops instead of webbing. Will fit cameras with smaller eyelets and I believe I saw a post by a guy who said it left room for the lens cap attachment so he didn't have to attach the lens cap to the strap itself.
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The are both good, some like the eye loop vs the nylon strap. But both works fine.
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