DIY Lens Cap Clip Keeps Your Lens Cap Safe

By Jason Fitzpatrick on December 7th, 2011

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.

Lens Cap Clip Mod [SMRagan.com via DIY Photography]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/7/11
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