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    any sources for custom size lens caps?

    I have a vintage 7 1/4" Wollensak verito lens which unfortunately has no front or back lens caps. Is there anyone out there making custom sized plastic lens caps?

    I've found a shop making very nice wooden ones but I'm looking for a more cheap option. Anyone seen anything like this?

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    Re: any sources for custom size lens caps?

    S.K. Grimes makes really nice lens caps, machined from acetal.
    Not cheap, but excellent.
    Check the DIY section threads, I remember seeing posts about making your own.

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    Re: any sources for custom size lens caps?

    Google “kaiser lens cap”

    That’s what I use... measure with a caliper and get the size you need....

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    Re: any sources for custom size lens caps?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi7475 View Post
    Google “kaiser lens cap”

    That’s what I use... measure with a caliper and get the size you need....
    Ooh that looks like it might be the ticket - thanks Kiwi. And thanks Dugan for the suggestion too

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    Re: any sources for custom size lens caps?

    There's a guy on facebook that makes them. I think he goes by "Anton Tintype.


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    Re: any sources for custom size lens caps?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dugan View Post
    S.K. Grimes makes really nice lens caps, machined from acetal.
    Not cheap, but excellent.
    Check the DIY section threads, I remember seeing posts about making your own.

    I 2nd one of their lens caps ! Steve made one for me many years ago. He made me a lens board collar
    for a Vitax and a lenscap. It was truly a work of art. When I picked up my things (I am local ), I watched him make another,
    such a nice guy, and Adam's are just as beautiful. He is cut from the same material, super nice!

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    Re: any sources for custom size lens caps?

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonso View Post
    I have a vintage 7 1/4" Wollensak verito lens which unfortunately has no front or back lens caps. Is there anyone out there making custom sized plastic lens caps?

    I've found a shop making very nice wooden ones but I'm looking for a more cheap option. Anyone seen anything like this?
    I 3d printed some. Dirt cheap.

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    Re: any sources for custom size lens caps?

    B&H sells lens caps of many different sizes. Use a dial caliper to measure the diameter in millimeters and search for that size.
    Keith Pitman

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    Re: any sources for custom size lens caps?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dugan View Post
    S.K. Grimes makes really nice lens caps, machined from acetal.
    Not cheap, but excellent.
    Check the DIY section threads, I remember seeing posts about making your own.
    +1

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    Re: any sources for custom size lens caps?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi7475 View Post
    Google “kaiser lens cap”

    That’s what I use... measure with a caliper and get the size you need....
    I've had good luck with Kaiser and BW/Schneider. Used or from B&H

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