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replacement lens cap for Oly 12-40mm

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by barry13, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    I accidentally destroyed my 12-40mm's lens cap last weekend (see https://www.mu-43.com/index.php?threads/have-you-ever-dropped-your-camera.73500/page-3#post-742226 )...

    Oly lists an LC-62D cap as "optional" for the 12-40mm, $13:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1003641-REG/olympus_v325624bw000_lc_62d_metal_lens_cape.html
    based on the picture it looks like the original...

    B&H lists the LC-62D for $10:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1003641-REG/olympus_v325624bw000_lc_62d_metal_lens_cape.html

    Amazon lists it for $10 through Adorama:
    http://www.adorama.com/IOMLC62D.html
    http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-LC-62D-Front-Lens-12-40mm/dp/B00GDVHEW2

    However the picture is totally different!

    1. Can someone confirm the LC-62D is the original?

    2. I remember another thread where someone was complaining about the cap and an alternative was recommended, but I can't find the thread... any other recommendations?

    Thanks,
    Barry
     
  2. Jfrader

    Jfrader Guest

    The one from B&H looks like the original. The one listed on Adorama does not. How they can both have the same part number is beyond me.

    On the other hand, the inset releases on the original kind of bug me so I might just drop $10.00 on Amazon for the "other" one and see if it feels better. :)

    Thanks for the inadvertent heads up.
     
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  3. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    Get couple generic caps for 99c and never worry about breaking or loosing them.
     
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  4. johnvanatta

    johnvanatta Mu-43 Regular

    181
    Aug 5, 2014
    Oakland, CA
    Mine actually fell apart shortly after I got the lens. Nasty sharp metal edges when it came apart too. I don't like the new "pro" lens caps much, which seem to manage to be overengineered, flimsy, and heavy all at once. Agree about getting generic ones, I don't care much about whether my caps have the olympus logo or not.
     
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  5. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2014
    Honolulu, HI
    Walter
    I agree that a 3rd party cap might be better. I don't think the OEM Olympus cap is particularly secure.
     
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  6. ThorEgil

    ThorEgil Mu-43 Rookie

    23
    Aug 22, 2012
    On the inside of the original cap it says "LC-62D 62mm", so it looks like it's the one.
     
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  7. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
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  8. zensu

    zensu An Old Fool

    Aug 8, 2012
    Southeastern USA
    Bobby
    I notified Adorama and they replied with a very nice email apologizing for the incorrect photo of the cap on their website. They expect to have this corrected very soon.
    Bobby
     
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  9. Kirk

    Kirk Mu-43 Regular

    26
    Aug 26, 2014
    Portland, Oregon
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  10. lightmonkey

    lightmonkey Mu-43 Veteran

    480
    Dec 22, 2013
    yeah, i replaced my entire olympus lineup with generics.

    prefer that they have a wide pinch and no logos
     
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  11. zensu

    zensu An Old Fool

    Aug 8, 2012
    Southeastern USA
    Bobby
    Would you mind sharing what "generic" brands are good? I too like the large edge pinch caps, the old Olympus center pinch style.
    oldcap.
    No logos would be a lot less conspicuous.
    Thanks,
    Bobby
     
  12. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
  13. lightmonkey

    lightmonkey Mu-43 Veteran

    480
    Dec 22, 2013
    Hi, i just buy a bunch from overseas

    http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20150219051331&SearchText=62mm+lens+cap

    I bet they all come from the same (or 2 or 3 factories). I find a buyer with free shipping and request to buy multiple sizes at once for shipping convenience. (37, 46, 58, 62, etc).

    I do the same for step-up filter adapters, to complete my kit all at once.

    Takes like 2 to 3 weeks to come in the mail but it saves a few beers worth of $ :)
     
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  14. Clint

    Clint Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 22, 2013
    San Diego area, CA
    Clint
    LC-62B is the center pinch Olympus lens cap like the photo lightmonkey posted. The few generic caps I have purchased seem to have a habit of popping off, $5.00 for the LC-62B is pretty inexpensive.
     
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  15. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    I've ordered the LC-62B from Amazon/Adorama, about $12 shipped (no prime on this item)... Should have it next week.

    Thanks,
    Barry
     
  16. zensu

    zensu An Old Fool

    Aug 8, 2012
    Southeastern USA
    Bobby
    This is the LC-62 cap:
    oldercap.

    This is the LC-62B cap:
    med.

    This is the LC-62D cap:
    new.

    I don't know what the LC-62 A or C caps look like or even if they exist.
    Bobby
     
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  17. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2014
    Honolulu, HI
    Walter
    I think I'd go with something like the LC-62B. Don't care for the LC-62D.
     
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  18. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    I received the LC-62B... Fits great, looks great, is easier to use with the extra squeeze points, and weighs less.

    Barry
     
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  19. zensu

    zensu An Old Fool

    Aug 8, 2012
    Southeastern USA
    Bobby
    Just checked Adoramas' Ebay listing for the Olympus LC-62D lens cap and they are still showing the LC-62 lens cap!
     
  20. bassman

    bassman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    678
    Apr 22, 2013
    New Jersey
    Scott
    The -D cap seems less likely to get knocked off accidently. With the -B cap, the outer release points can be hit as the camera brushes against your body.