BlackRapid‘s new series of rear lens caps, dubbed “LensBling,” offer an interesting way to organize and identify your lenses in a hurry. The ideal moment doesn’t wait for you to find the right lens, and so the precious moments you could save when trying to distinguish your 85mm from your 105mm could mean the difference between a great picture and a missed opportunity.
At $8.50 per cap they’re not a bad deal; but even though it wouldn’t look quite as “blingy,” we can’t help but think that the DIY route involving a strip of tape and sharpie would probably work just as well.
(via BlackRapid via Imaging Resource)
The Lens Lock is the latest product in the GearGuard gear locking system by Gary Fong (maker of the well known LightSphere). It attaches to the back of a lens like an ordinary rear lens cap, but can be secured and locked using a cable/lock combo. This allows you to lock the gear down when not in use (like you would do with a bike) or lock it together with other gear in your bag, preventing individual items from being stolen from your bag.
Nikon recently (and quietly) replaced their LF-1 lens cap with the LF-4 (so much for Nikon tetraphobia), including the new cap with new Nikon lens announced since August. The new cap looks similar to Canon’s rear lens cap, the Dust Cap E (Rear).
Yay for super important camera news!
(via Digital Journal of Photography)
Update: Ranger9 points out in the comments below that the fact that Nikon is including “F Mount” on the lens cap seems to indicate that they will soon be introducing a major new mount. Perhaps it’s for a new EVIL-style line of cameras?