Not quite. One end clips onto the hat and the other clips onto your collar.OK, so let me get this straight -
1 - Tie ends of cord to alligator clips using heat shrink to cover knots.
2 - Clip one alligator to left ear, bring cord over head and clip second alligator to right ear.
Voila - cord holding hat on nicely
I wouldn't put my 12-100mm into the bag with the Hoya Fusion filter on it exposed. Filter still should be high quality and treated with care, and so covered by the lens cap when camera is not in use. So I don't think it is a lens cap vs. filters argument, but maybe that's just me.I know there is a whole "to filter or not to filter" debate always raging just beneath the surface of every photography forum. I'm not trying to kick that nest of murder hornets. But I have to say that after reading about the thought and energy that goes in to lens caps I think the argument for protective filters is now the clubhouse leader.
I add a filter to pretty much every lens, and put the cap away for when I inevitably sell the lens. The annoyance of lens caps is honestly too much for me. If I'm shooting with lighting that I think will play hell with the filter I throw caution to the wind and go bareback.
The only lens caps I've ever liked were on older Sigma lenses. They were thick and felt high quality. Very satisfying to remove and attach. Maybe they are the same now; not sure. That seems an odd thing to enjoy, I know.
I don't really use a velcro-laden lens cap cap...
You must be talking about the caps with the pinch points on the outside edge rather than "center pinch" caps like the one that comes with the 12-100mm...But a pinch cap can be put on with the hood on, reaching down into the hood. Not possible, or harder with a slip on cap.
I often use my Kathmandu shirts with the vertical pocked near the buttons, a handy spot for a lens cap. When using my 100-300 I do not tether the cap as I am often pointing down and want to keep the cap out of the wayI have been investigating the lenscap solutions. Magnetic solutions seem very interesting. Cases, clips and velcro. I shall be buying and using clothing with pockets.