14-42 EZ Lens cap question

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by kgeissler, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. kgeissler

    kgeissler Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 25, 2012
    Rowlett, TX
    I have the 14-42EZ and was thinking about getting the auto lens cap. One question though, if you get the lens cap, then want to use a filter, do you still have to take the auto lens cap off or can you put a filter on top of it?
     
  2. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    Yes.
     
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  3. leungw

    leungw Deal Hunter

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    May 26, 2011
    NJ
    Willy
    The cap needs to be removed before you can use a filter.

    Also if you put a filter on the lens and then the cap on top of the filter, the cap will stay open all the time, which makes it pointless.
     
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  4. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    I forgot about the issue with putting the filter on before the lens cap. The lens cap is mechanical in operation, it works well by itself and it is a fun little gadget. My wife likes when traveling. In hindsight, I think that it is a little expensive for what it is.