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A Super Simple DIY Lens Cap Holder that Will Cost You Almost Nothing

Lens caps are the bane of every photographer’s existence. They’re meant to protect our beautiful glass from getting destroyed with scratches or worse yet, cracks. But as helpful as these little things are, they’re also the socks of the photography world, going missing every five seconds.

After losing his more time than he cares to remember, Intractables user thescientistformerlyknownasNaegeli came up with an extremely cheap, but effective DIY lens cap holder.

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There’s a good chance all of the materials you’ll be needing for this project lying around your house somewhere, with the only exception likely being a set of hook-and-eye closures. Specifically, you’ll be needing elastic, elastic cord, forceps (pliers), to-component adhesive, a toothpick, a sticky note, a sewing needle, scissors, thread, and of course, the hook-and-loop closures.

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The first step once all the components are gathered and/or obtained is to modify the hook-and-eye system, followed by preparing the glue. Once the glue is set and ready to go, you attach the modified eyelet to your lens cap, prepare the elastic components and finally, you attach the elastic to the newly-created eyelet.

Now, a simple wrap of the elastic band around the barrel of the camera and your lens cap will never be lost. Of course, this means it will be dangling freely beneath the lens, but at least you still have it.

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For a full run-down of the instructions, head on over to the Intractable, below.

DIY lens cap holder for camera [via Instructables]