LC-77 Snap-On Front Lens Cap 77mm
A reason to buy original Nikon accessories
I'm bothering to write a review on a lowly lens cap because I got burned by not purchasing a genuine Nikon lens accessory. I lost the original lens cap when it fell from my shirt pocket during a shooting trip. When I went to replace it, I couldn't find anything but a generic cap that had a tether that would loop around the lens or attach to the body. I found a generic one with a tether and it was way cheaper than a real Nikon cap so I bought it instead. Big mistake. The tether worked great but the lens cap kept falling off at the slightest provocation. I finally solved the problem by removing the tether from the generic cap and sticking it onto a newly purchased Nikon cap. There's no substitute for quality. Hopefully Nikon will read this and include tethers with their fine lens caps.
April 14, 2011