Does it work with Lens Hoods?
Oh you bet your bottom it does! Although from an initial glance it might not seem to work, the Universal Lens Cap does function with a lens hoods! If the lens hood is first mounted either in normal fashion or in reverse, the ULC can be stretched over it, covering it no problem! In fact, the ULC is more versatile than you might think! Check out the GIF below!
Does it work for 'my' lens?
99.99% chance it does! The Universal Lens Cap has a stretch range of 60mm to 150mm! In a nutshell, every lens has a diameter that is inbetween that range of 60mm and 150mm minus a few extremes on both ends. And if you're still aprehensive about it, click on the link below to view the comprehensive list of lenses that the ULC will cover! Chances are, your lens is on that list! :)
Is there a lip that keeps the cap off the glass?Yes! That lip is the Filter Ring and Fixated Lens Hoods of Camera Lenses. In regard to a lip within the Universal Lens Cap, no. There is no lip. We purposefully included an exterior-protruding circle in the middle of the ULC, acting as a shock-absorbent barrier incase the lens falls glass first onto concrete. We intentionally created the ULC to be only millimeters away from the front glass and included 8 bumpers and the protruding circle to act as a ‘cushion’ for the shape and glass of any lens.
What if there is dirt on the inside (of the ULC) and that bit hugs the front of the glass very tightly?The ULC does not come into contact with the front glass unless intentionally pressed to touch the glass or is taking a blow from dropping the lens. Dirt, by default, does not come with your packaged ULC. If dirt, fine sand or debris enters in the inside of the ULC, there is no need to worry. We’ve already infused a special coating into the material of the ULC, making it so any collected finely grained silent killers (dirt, sand, debris, etc.) can be washed off and dried, looking brand new, within seconds.
What are the chances of you producing a lens cap for smaller rangefinder/vintage lenses?
I’d be worried that this would catch on the lip of the hood and make it a pain to remove.
1. Provides greater aesthetic-, glass- and internal-protection to lenses.
2. Can stretch OVER the TLC creating a SUPER LENS CAP.
3. Ensures the TLC never falls off.
You can check out our 3rd Update to see a quick demo movie of how to create a Super Lens Cap!
I feel like the ULC will take up more room in a photography bag or camera case. Is this true?
Nope! In fact, photographers have used the ULC as ways to better insulate their lenses, substitute the velcro walls for ULCs, and layer on multiple ULCs creating bumpers from other camera gear! If anything, it creates more room in your bag while increasing padding and protection for your gear.