Best Camera Lens Caps in 2020



Sony ALC-F405S Front Lens Cap for SELP1650 lens (Black) Review:


Tiny lenscap for a tiny lens. This one fits a 40.5mm filter thread, as used on Sony's SELP1650 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Power Zoom lens. That lens is the standard kit lens for most APS-C E-mount camera bodies (at time of writing).

PRO:
-Perfect fit for the SELP1650, identical to the one included with that lens.
-Fits other 40.5mm lenses (or point-and-shoot bodies)
-Can be removed from the rim, or from the center. (note: this matters when using lens accessories like lens hoods, ring lights, and rain covers, any of which can block you from the rim of the lens cap.)
-Clasp action is very smooth. Exterior surfaces are textured, which helps with grip (to keep you from dropping it.)
-Made of high-quality plastic, with metal springs for the clasp.

CON:
-Expensive and hard to find in a pinch. 40.5mm is a very uncommon size.
-Tiny cap with tiny springs. Small enough to easily misplace.
-No retention system provided, or possible without modification: no tether loop in the exterior plastic. (normally I don't tether my caps, but this one is especially easy to lose.
-Springs aren't that strong, cap can be knocked loose or untwist from lens due to gravity. I've inadvertently lost this cap before this way.
-PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEM: Cap must be removed from lens prior to use. Forgetting to do so might make you miss the shot.

I use this lens cap on my SELP1650, and couldn't be happier with it in general. But, you probably don't need one.



Sony 49mm Front Lens Cap ALCF49S Review:


I have Sony and Canon cameras. This pinch cap is so much better than the Canon caps I was using. I'm actually using this on a Canon lens. It doesn't matter to me what the front says, it works so much better. It's hard to find inexpensive quality products. If Amz sells more of these Sony caps at this price in different sizes then I'll be purchasing more for sure. The cap comes packed in Sony packaging along with paperwork. I didn't even look at it. Maybe it was information on how to use a lens cap. Either way, this is an excellent product I highly recommend for any lens that needs a lens cap.



77mm Lens Cap Center-Pinch, Extra Strong Springs, Made from 100% Recycled Plastic Review:


Wow, I've finally found the answer to the "Fuji Dilemma," a term I coined myself to describe what are arguably some of the nicest lenses on the market at nearly any price, but with lens caps that seem to be DETERMINED to fly off. Fly off when in your bag, fly off when suspended on a belt, and fly off even when you are trying to attach it! How could a company make such SUPERB lenses (and they truly are superb; they are like true Zeiss or Schneider lenses) and then use lens caps that REFUSE to stay attached? Fuji has FINALLY addressed this in their newer lenses, such as the XF 23mm F/2 and the XF 35 F/2, but many Fuji owners have a collection of Fuji lenses that seem to have springs mounted under their lens caps!

Well, Breakthrough Photography has answered this problem, and done it well, and at a great price! These lens caps are high quality, STAY IN PLACE, and only cost seven dollars! They come in a very nice, semi-thick, flexible zippered slipcase (which can be used for all kinds of things), a red lens cloth, and I must say, are a real bargain. I've purchased these for all my Fuji lenses except for the two mentioned above. I can't recommend these more highly. They are manufactured well, are shipped properly, do what they are supposed to do, come in a nice plastic zipper case, and at prices at a VERY reasonable seven dollars. Amazing. Five Stars!



5 Pcs Altura Photo Lens Cap Keeper Holder Review:


After loosing my lens cap for my Cannon EOS camera and having to buy a replacement I was looking for a product that would help me avoid loosing my lens cap. Having to hold the cap or place it in a pocket or in the camera bag for each photo - gets a bit old. I looked at a number of options and I settled on these 5 Altura Photo Lens Cap Keeper Holders that came with a bonus Magic Fiber lens wipe. These seemed to have good reviews and were offered at a reasonable price, even though I only needed one, I figured it's not a bad thing to have spares or to even give them to family.

The items came individually wrapped in plastic bags. And a note on the actual package as well as included inside advising that the company is committed to ensure each customer is 100% satisfied with the purchase. While there were no direction on attaching the lens cap holder to the camera, there was a youtube channel listed for directions. I didn't feel the need to watch the video but rather was able to slide the elastic over my camera lens and then remove the sticker and attach it to a flat portion of my lens cap.

I really like this product. The sticker that attaches to the cap is very secure and the elastic that surrounds the lens is the perfect fit. The length of the string is just the right length for my lens.

I'm very happy with this purchase. For a small price, I have piece of mind about not loosing my lens cap. The MagicFiber wipe was a nice bonus too. It is a nice size (6"x7") and works well.



58mm Lens Cap Bundle - 4 Snap-on Lens Caps for DSLR Cameras - 4 Lens Cap Keepers - Microfiber Cleaning Cloth Included - Compatible Nikon, Canon, Sony Cameras (58mm) Review:


First, the product:
The product arrived in great condition, each cap wrapped separately in it's own plastic bag. The caps perform the exact same way as the original OEM canon lens caps. The elastic band to attach the lens cap to your lens is perfect - snug fit, doesn't get in the way, you can keep the elastic band anywhere on the lens, whatever is comfortable for you. I will most likely never lose another lens cap. It's great to have a few backups nonetheless. Also included with the product are line strings, to, I assume, attached your new lens caps to the shoulder strap hooks on your camera. I'm not using these strings, but they seem long and strong enough to get the job done.

Note: Other reviewers have posted reviews for the Canon Rebel T3i. If you have the 18-135mm lens, you will want the 67mm lens cap size.

Second, the company:
I made a mistake while ordering (my fault completely), and emailed the company just as an FYI. Tom from customer support replied to my email within hours, and we had a great conversation back and forth -- with all emails being replied to quickly. That alone is amazing customer support. Tom then went above and beyond, at their cost, to fix my mistake. Wow. You don't see that everyday.

Overall, I would highly recommend this product.



(2-Pack) 58mm Snap-On Center Pinch Lens Cap with Holder Leash, Camera Lens Protection Cover for 58mm Threaded Lenses Review:


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 This fits the "kit" 58mm lens on my Canon T3 perfectly. Can't assess durability on one day's ownership but it feels sturdy. The attachment loop is the right length to connect to the strap-holder on the camera without excess dangling when it's off. I have some arthritis in my thumbs and was a little concerned about whether I'd have trouble with the center-pinching release mechanism, but I found that to take it off I can press in on just one side with my "good" index finger and lift it off. To replace, I can rest one side of the cap in its place and press down on the opposite release with my index finger and click it in place, achy-creaky thumb not required.



CamDesign Body Cap & Camera Rear Lens Cover Compatible with Canon EOS Canon RF-3 Canon EOS 1D 1DS Mark II III IV 7D Mark II D30 D60 50D 60D 60DA 5D Mark II Mark III 7D T7i XT XTi XSi T3 T3i T4 T4i Review:


for some reason, sony decided that if you bought the a6000 with the 16-50mm kit lens, they'd attach it in the box and you wouldn't need lens caps when you removed the lens from the camera body.

craziness.

these fit the base of the lens and camera body perfectly, am happy to have this sony oversight rectified for under $10.

(if you happened to buy the kit with 2 lenses, both are packed in their own box with both lens caps and the body has a cap as well.)



2 Pack JJC 40.5mm Front Lens Cap Cover with Deluxe Cap Keeper for Sony A6000 A6100 A6300 A6400 A6500 A5100 A5000 with Sony E PZ 16-50mm Kit lens SELP1650 and Other Lenses with 40.5mm Filter Thread Review:


Got this for my Olympus TG-5 with the CLA-T01 Conversion Lens Adapter. The 40.5 mm fits perfectly, and it doesn't pop out with pressure (unlike the BlueBeach cap I tried first). My lens adapter came with a lens cap, but I immediately lost it while climbing all over a bunch of rocks at Perdenales Falls, TX. So I needed one with a string. This does the job. Don't bother with the sticker - just run the string through the hole in the side. I used a different, sturdier looking string from an old camera, but the included one should work fine. It's a tiny hole, but an easy solution was to tie some fishing line to the camera string first, push the fishing line through the hole, then pull it on through.



2 Pack JJC 58mm Front Lens Cap Cover for Canon EOS Rebel T7i T6s T6i T5i T4i T3i T7 T6 T5 SL1 SL2 SL3 with 18-55mm Kit Lens,Fujifilm XF 18-55mm XC 16-50mm,Panasonic Lumix 12-60mm 14-140mm and More Review:


Got this for my Olympus TG-5 with the CLA-T01 Conversion Lens Adapter. The 40.5 mm fits perfectly, and it doesn't pop out with pressure (unlike the BlueBeach cap I tried first). My lens adapter came with a lens cap, but I immediately lost it while climbing all over a bunch of rocks at Perdenales Falls, TX. So I needed one with a string. This does the job. Don't bother with the sticker - just run the string through the hole in the side. I used a different, sturdier looking string from an old camera, but the included one should work fine. It's a tiny hole, but an easy solution was to tie some fishing line to the camera string first, push the fishing line through the hole, then pull it on through.



Canon E-52 II Lens Cap Review:


There's not much to say about a lens cap- it does its job, protects the lens. Well, really, it protects the UV filter I've got on the lens in case I lose the cap (which happened, which is why I bought another one on Amazon, then I found the original...)

Anyway, it does the job well. I think for me, on this lens cap, the center pinch is unnecessary. I'm using it on the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens, but if I were to use it on the EF 40mm pancake or the EF 50 1.8 (the only two other Canon lenses I know of with 52mm filter threads), I wouldn't use the hoods on those lenses either. Without a hood to interfere, I always take the lens cap off with the side pinch, so I think the older, thinner design would have been fine. It would also be cheaper, and less prone to popping off by virtue of being thinner. That said, I couldn't find any non-center-pinch caps, so I got this one, and like it at least well enough to keep it.