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Custom Made Retractable Lens Cap For The Olympus XZ-1

Custom Made Retractable Lens Cap For The Olympus XZ-1 (Images courtesy UN)
By Andrew Liszewski

Lens caps, can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em. You definitely don’t want anything scratching your glass when your camera and lenses are packed away, but I know when I’m out shooting I always forget which pocket I’ve stashed my cap away in, and there’s usually a panicked search before I find it. So Japanese camera accessory maker has created this retractable lens for the Olympus XZ-1 that works kind of like the built-in lens cap on a P&S.

It attaches to the camera’s lens with a custom-made mounting ring using bolts to hold it in place, and an allen wrench is all you need to install/uninstall it. From the looks of it the extending lens simply pushes the three doors of the lens cap open, so it automatically closes when you power down the camera and lens retracts. Available directly from UN for ~$91 (¥7350).

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  • Joo Boo

    I am suspicious that is just the Ricoh LC-2…. Which is $19 on Amazon. You will need a step-up ring to make it work on the Olympus, but those are cheap too.

  • Anonymous

    Nah, 7350 yen — that is terribly expensive.

    Take a look at this