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Nikon Patents a Simple Way to Attach Your Lens Cap to Your Strap

We’ve seen all kinds of ideas for keeping track of your camera’s lens cap when it’s not being used, including velcro, special mounts, fashionable pouches, and even a retractable cap, but Nikon has come up with the best idea yet: a lens cap that attaches to camera straps! A patent filed by the company in 2009 and published yesterday shows a lens cap that can easily clip onto a strap when not in use — a simple solution to a small problem that apparently many entrepreneurs have been interested in solving. Sorry, but Nikon wins this one.

(via Egami)


 
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  • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.bodin Samuel Bodin

    So usefull !

  • guest

    Wait, why is this “new”? My OLD camcorder lens cap attached to the strap!

  • Vdm17

    Good idea even though I’m not a nikon fan

  • gereon

    i am waiting for someone to patent the way to tie shoes

  • Mkrejci

    Becuase these people will say anything to sell it, maybe they stole the patent in 2009

  • Cmccarra

    I have a fujifilm that was bought years ago that has this?

  • João Medina

    My VERY old Fuji S9100 had a special plastic piece to attach the cap… this is not a new feature, just a bit of respect for owners…

  • http://twitter.com/BrandenHarvey Branden Harvey

    Dangit! Switching to Nikon.

    JK.

  • Tvcollin

    My Canon SX30IS has a simpler way to attach the cap to the strap. Not shure Nikon wins this time.

  • Tvcollin

    My Canon SX30IS has a simpler way to attach the cap to the strap. Not shure Nikon wins this time.

  • Anonymous

    Now they need to patent the inclusion of comfortable camera straps, maybe that would be motivation for someone to upgrade their included straps.  Every strap included with a camera I bought is very uncomfortable, I just ignore them.

  • Toni Aull

    Wow, what a great idea for us….

  • http://profiles.google.com/slimspidey Spider- Man

    Mine as well

  • http://profiles.google.com/markkalan Mark Kalan

    not necessary. all my pants have pockets.

  • Ricochetfx88

    i dont like great cameras as well.

  • Jons_junk

    I agree. I replace mine w/ the stretchy ones.

  • Jiwc
  • 190xprob

    Find and dandy, for those of you who actually have straps on your camera!I find those neckstraps are great for getting caught on table corners causing thousands of dollars of gear to crash onto the floor.

  • Ginger Wagner

    Why do it, you ask? Because they can. $$$$$

  • Ginger Wagner

    Why do it, you ask? Because they can. $$$$$

  • APai

    idiots. I mean the guys at the patent office.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Duann-Scott/583808784 Duann Scott
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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Duann-Scott/583808784 Duann Scott
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