Problem with Oly 12-40mm LC-62D lens cap?

Discussion in 'This or That?' started by zensu, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. zensu

    zensu An Old Fool

    Aug 8, 2012
    Alabama, USA
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    I'm not trying to stir the pot but some have posted that the Oly lens cap that comes with the 12-40mm PRO (LC-62D) has disintegrated. I luckily have not experienced that issue but when the new 25mm F1.2 PRO was announced I noticed it has a newer style lens hood (LC-62F). This new cap looks just like the lens cap that comes with the Oly 40-150 PRO.
    Maybe Olympus is listening to users complaints? I also wonder if they will start shipping the 12-40 PRO zoom with this newer style cap?
    PS, the new 12-100mm PRO comes with the same lens cap as the 40-150mm PRO (LC-72C).
  2. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
    Mine did, but it was also dropped several times over the last (nearly) 3 years.
  3. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
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    There's an Oly 4/3 62mm cap which is easier to use. I got the 'B' from B&H, after I accidentally destroyed mine, although they're out of it now and are showing the wrong picture.

    Adorama has the right pic but are also out of stock
  4. Drdul

    Drdul Mu-43 Regular

    May 16, 2015
    Vancouver, BC
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    When I got my 12-40 I tucked the lens cap away so it's in pristine condition if I ever choose to sell it, and stuck an inexpensive plastic pinch cap on it (99 cents on eBay).
  5. retiredfromlife

    retiredfromlife Mu-43 Veteran

    May 15, 2016
    Same here. I also do not use the lens hood, falls off to easily. I purchased an after market rubber one that will also give a bit of protection against bumps etc.

    I like the new lens hoods that have the lock as shown for the new lenses, but I still think I will use the rubber ones.

  6. Carbonman

    Carbonman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2014
    Vancouver BC
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    I was warned of the cap disassembly issue when I bought my 12-40 used. I simply disassembled it, applied some Gorilla Glue to hold the metal ring to the face of the cap and haven't had any problems in 2 years.
    The hood's a waste of time, as most hoods for wide angle lenses tend to be. The 12-40 is really flare resistant. I use my hand as a shade on the rare times there's a problem.
  7. Clint

    Clint Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 22, 2013
    San Diego area, CA
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    The LC-62F doesn't seem be available as a separate item yet. Couple of weeks ago the Olympus Rep was in bric and mortar store and I took my E-M1 to him to look at.

    He gave me a funny look when he noticed the Nikon 62mm center pinch cap on the lens, dug in his bag and gave me two Olympus LC-62B center pinch caps. Last ones he had.
  8. alex g

    alex g Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 30, 2016
    New York / Bath
    My LC-62D disassembled itself too — I didn't know that it was a known issue. Just needed a couple of drops of cyanoacrylate to fix it.
  9. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2014
    Honolulu, HI
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    I bought a cheap center pinch cap that works better than the fancy and unreliable Olympus one does. I've had the Olympus one fall off on more than one occasion. :)
  10. zensu

    zensu An Old Fool

    Aug 8, 2012
    Alabama, USA
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    That's what I did, put the lens cap away and got the LC-62B for 43s' lenses but works flawlessly on the 12-40mm PRO zoom.
    PS, I've seen post that the new LC-62F for the 25mm F1.2 PRO lens actually has no springs.
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2016
  11. Wisertime

    Wisertime Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 6, 2013
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    It's an issue I've heard about now and then, but not for a while. Mine came apart too, but Olympus replaced it (even though I was a few weeks past warranty on a refurb). I called to ask how to reassemble it, but I figured it out in the end.