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

Voters
95. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes, I would get several if they were available in the sizes I need.

    29 30.53%
  • Maybe

    40 42.11%
  • No, I don't like the way they look.

    26 27.37%
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 34

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

  1. #21

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

    They have obvious aesthetic appeal but wood holds moisture and it does not take much to get sucked into lens elements under the right conditions. Ditto for wood finishes or other applied coatings. The best cap for a lens is hard plastic that cannot bend to protect its surfaces and is a stable material. I spent some time with a professional lens technician last weekend that advised that I acquire desiccant when working in humid climates to combat the issues with humidity. I left him a marvelous 203mm Ektar that was suffering the effects of hazing initiated from some moisture that got into the lens elements. Just something to consider.

  2. #22
    akvamakc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Sevastopol
    Posts
    14

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

    If anyone either interested in watching my LJ. http://akvamakc.livejournal.com/1764.html Lens Cover is made of leather, base - plywood and hardboard.

  3. #23

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Maryland, USA
    Posts
    4,316

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

    I wouldn't buy anything made out of "exotic" wood.

    - Leigh

  4. #24
    LF/ULF Carbon Printer Jim Fitzgerald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Ventura, California
    Posts
    2,566

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

    I make my own out of Walnut.

  5. #25
    burnt0013's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Northern NJ
    Posts
    4

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

    I would be interested in these caps for my large format lenses provided the prices are not too riduculous. Infact please send me more information.

  6. #26

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    522

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

    Damn dude.

    I want em but I have a feeling they'd end up where all my other lens caps end up... sitting on a rock at the top of a mountain or in a random countryside brothel with all the other missing lens caps.

  7. #27

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    El Cajon, CA
    Posts
    496

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

    I think lens caps were made to be lost. The more expensive the cap, the easier it is to lose.
    Michael Cienfuegos


    Non Illegetami Carborundum

  8. #28

    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Ellenwood, GA
    Posts
    230

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

    These look nice, I would possibly purchase one, or more, depending on the price, and the issue earlier.

  9. #29

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    3,116

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Fitzgerald View Post
    I make my own out of Walnut.
    I make my own out of very thin cardboard, leather, and velvet. The wood is beautiful, but too expensive and bulky.
    One man's Mede is another man's Persian.

  10. #30

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh View Post
    I wouldn't buy anything made out of "exotic" wood.

    - Leigh

    Agreed.

    And pretty amazed that only 2 people before me in a 3-page thread feel the same. If that even approximately reflects the percentage of the population who are concerned with sustainability, then no wonder the world is so ******.

    EDIT: Still, even if this doesnt seem to be a very popular point of view, the OP might consider adding the option to vote "No, I don't agree with unchecked consumption of the earth's resources and wouldnt buy a product that contributes to further depletion of equatorial forests", or something along these lines...
    Last edited by MonkeyBrain; 8-Apr-2013 at 08:08. Reason: for clarity, and an afterthought

Similar Threads

  1. Aperture placement
    By swmcl in forum Lenses & Lens Accessories
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 13-Mar-2010, 18:27
  2. APO Grandagon bad lens cups
    By Steve Grimes. in forum Lenses & Lens Accessories
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 25-Nov-2001, 11:08
  3. CF lens cap
    By John Dorio in forum Lenses & Lens Accessories
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 6-Dec-2000, 19:07

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •