View Poll Results: Would you be interested in wooden lens caps?

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Thread: Exotic wood lens cap prototypes - please respond to the poll

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    Exotic wood lens cap prototypes - please respond to the poll

    I'm looking to see what would be the interest level in exotic wood (replacement) lens caps. These are a couple of examples. The caps on the stereo camera are made out of Cocobolo wood and the larger one from Padauk. Other woods would also be available.



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    Re: Exotic wood lens cap prototypes - please respond to the poll

    Prefer the leather(ette) covered Schneider caps

    Ian

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    Re: Exotic wood lens cap prototypes - please respond to the poll

    I like snap caps and have all but my largest lenses stepped to 77mm so I can use the same filters...Evan Clarke

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    Re: Exotic wood lens cap prototypes - please respond to the poll

    I think these look OK - The wood should match with the lens board! But I prefer the original or self-made cardboard type with velvet insert and very thin leather on the outside. You get quite a lot of leeway as regards a secure fit.

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    Re: Exotic wood lens cap prototypes - please respond to the poll

    Would depend on the price. I've got a few lenses (fairly large lenses) that I could use some lens caps for.
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    Re: Exotic wood lens cap prototypes - please respond to the poll

    these are great!

    the "no" crowd is crazy to put it nicely!

    please send me the price and the estimated delivery and i will buy as many as i can afford. felt lined would be my only request. i need some real big ones....like 5-6 and 7 inch diameters...as well as "regular" sizes.

    thanks

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    Re: Exotic wood lens cap prototypes - please respond to the poll

    Quote Originally Posted by eddie View Post
    these are great!

    eddie
    They are nice. Assuming they are felt lined, I may be interested. Price estimates?

    You are competing against a couple different price points: about $30 for paper and leatherette caps as Stephen describes or $75 for custom machined Delrin for 67mm or so.

    Good luck.

    Mike

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    Re: Exotic wood lens cap prototypes - please respond to the poll

    Any chance that you can show the underside and also a shot in profile?

    These look somewhat deep/bulky in the photos that you have attached. Mind you, they also look fantastic on the Brass lens!!

    Thanks.
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    Re: Exotic wood lens cap prototypes - please respond to the poll

    I voted maybe. It all depends on price. They are beautiful.
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    Re: Exotic wood lens cap prototypes - please respond to the poll

    These are nice. Velvet, guys--not felt! Velvet lined would be great. I'd love to buy a set for some of my big brass lenses.

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