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LockCircle: A Professional Body Cap for Hardcore Canon Shooters

If you’re a professional photographer taking your camera into extreme environments, the cheap plastic body cap that comes with your DSLR might not cut it. That’s where LockCircle comes in — it’s a solid billett aluminum body cap designed to seal your camera from the elements while providing a special grip for removal even if you’re wearing thick gloves. They’re available for Canon EF mount cameras in silver, titanium, and black, and will soon be available for Nikon’s F mount as well.

You’ll need a thick wallet in addition to your thick gloves though: unlike the plastic caps, which sell for a couple bucks on eBay, LockCircle caps will cost you $99 each.

LockCircle (via planet5D)


 
  • http://twitter.com/Myrddon Henning Nilsen

    People use bodycaps?

  • Travis

    Looks really amazing, but really, I cannot think of a time when I ever used the body cap, well, twice, when the camera went in for repair.  But I would never send it out with that to a tech, it wouldn’t come back.

  • Travis

    Looks really amazing, but really, I cannot think of a time when I ever used the body cap, well, twice, when the camera went in for repair.  But I would never send it out with that to a tech, it wouldn’t come back.

  • Anonymous

    I just put a small lens on it.  Then it’s ready to shoot right away.  I like it, but I don’t see the need for it in my uses.  Maybe if I had to pack as slim of a bag as possible, but then, I don’t work in the extreme cold or pull out the cameras in rainy or otherwise wet conditions.

  • Anonymous

    I just put a small lens on it.  Then it’s ready to shoot right away.  I like it, but I don’t see the need for it in my uses.  Maybe if I had to pack as slim of a bag as possible, but then, I don’t work in the extreme cold or pull out the cameras in rainy or otherwise wet conditions.

  • http://profiles.google.com/robshookphoto Rob Shook

    I can’t think of the last time I used a body cap. And for $99? Try this on for size – a $50 lens will protect the sensor AND let you take pictures. I’ll take two.

  • http://twitter.com/reprazent Nick

    I rarely use bodycaps, always travel with lens mounted ready to shoot.

  • Demi

    Is there really a need for this? … don’t think so, again pushing needs to customers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/happytinfoilcat HappyTinfoil Cat

    If it’s a solid billet why does it have a rivet in the middle of it?

  • Demi

    … valve? O_O

  • Anonymous

    You can get a Holga lens for $25, but it’s f/8 and the build quality looks dodgy.  The next lens up is $120, Canon’s 50mm f/1.8.

  • redhawk

    Looks like a Torx screw that might hold the EF mount to the cap. The mount is usually made of steel. However well machined it may be, it’s still a ridiculously expensive superfluous accessory. If you really need a seal, why not just pick up the proper size thin O-ring and put it on your plastic cap?

  • Anonymous

    I do. I store / travel with my camera in a over the shoulder camera bag (with lenses flash etc etc) and change lenses often. Therefore I need a body cap while it remains unmounted in the bag.