46mm Panasonic Lens Caps

RonSmith

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Nobody really likes the lens cap that comes with the Panasonic 20/1.7. When I recently got the 45/2.8 Macro Elmarit, I was pleased to see that the cap is of a different design, similar to the Nikon caps with the center pinch and is much better than the cap for the 20.

The specific part number is VYF3284. Price is $11.44 US. You can order directly from Panasonic at Parts Ordering

The 20 cap is on the left and the 45 cap is on the right.
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arpoador

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Thanks, Ron -

I have actually been switching the lens caps when I only take one out with me, because the center-pinch one is so much nicer. I just ordered one.

As an aside, I ordered a generic 49mm center grip lens cap a few weeks ago from eBay, to use on legacy lenses. It was very badly built (unlike the Lumix) so the plastic actually touches the lens or filter glass. :(

Do you know if Panasonic makes other sizes too?
 

BillN

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does anyone know where to get the rear caps from - I need a few to put on my MF lenses once they have the adapter fitted

Cheers
 

JoeG

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I ordered some too, and appreciate the tip about leaving caps on the adapters. I've already got so much finicking little stuff I'm forever losing it. This will help.
 

ctawn

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I have a DMC-GF1 and it came with a cap like the one on the right. I'm afraid of losing it and wish there were one with an cord that could be attached to the camera body. Any suggestions?
 

Linh

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hrm, i'm not finding that part number. I think panasonic started switching to that.. sigma did the same. Before, I bought tamron center pinch caps for all my lenses, heh.
 

ctawn

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Well... the Lumix Vario 14-45mm lens has a filter diameter of 52mm so I took the plunge and bought center-pinch lens cap with the leash on ebay for a few bucks. Hope it works!

edit: FWIW, this is what I bought, and it worked just fine with the 14-45mm DMC-GF1 lens:

"52 mm front lens cap for Nikon Canon Sony w/ leash"

at this ebay store:

http://stores.ebay.com/qualshot

It cost like $7 including shipping, a little more than some others, but the leash was thin enough that I was confident it would go through the strap loop along with the included camera strap, and it did.

It's a bit tricky to put on. You have to attach the leash to the camera body first (using the end with the clamp), then take the lens off the camera body, then attach the other end of the leash to the lens cap by feeding the whole camera body through the loop. sorta a brain teaser.
 

Miles

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Thank I'll by one of these also for my 20mm
But I'd like also to find one that you can attach somehow to the lens so you don't loose it, or sometime you just do not have a lot of time to take "the" moment and I'd like to be able to just forget the cap :smile:

Miles
 

Jamus

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Sorry about the bump, but I was just about to buy the center-pinch design, but I can't seem to find it on their parts ordering site. I tried the VYF3284 code, but it didn't show up.
 

Jamus

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Anyone? I am still looking to purchase a center-pinch lens cap... can't seem to find one anywhere.
 
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