Keep your camera lens cap close at hand with this simple and dirt cheap DIY lens cap clip.
If you’re frequently jamming your camera lens in your pocket or otherwise seperating it from your camera, this simple DIY hack will keep your lens with your camera by safely clipping it on your camera strap. Sean Michael Ragan, the tinker behind the hack, writes:
Inspired by The Nice Clip’s recent successful Kickstarter, I modified the lens cap for my Canon SX10 by sticking a small lapel clip to it with Loctite-brand outdoor mounting tape (chosen over regular double-sided foam tape for additional strength). The lapel clip was a junk box find, removed from the cord on a freebie wired headset that came bundled with a long-dead cell phone. The metal clip on one of those clear vinyl ID badge holders would also probably work.
Who knew that the eventual use for the old wired headsets we have cluttering up the parts bin in our workshop would be securing lens caps? And they said we’d never find a use for that old Jabra headset.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 12/7/11