A $1200 Lens Falls in to a Pool…Testing the Universal Lens Cap (video)

A $1200 Lens Falls in to a Pool…Testing the Universal Lens Cap (video)

By Steve Huff

So I ordered a couple of these expensive all rubber lens caps as I thought the concept and idea was GENIUS. As in, how has no one thought of this before? It’s simple as apple pie, and amazingly effective for what it is made for. Wrks with almost any lens (sorry, no small Leica m lenses) from mirrorless to DSLR and makes your lens element proof if you use a front and rear cap and encase the lens inside. While that is extreme, and most will use these for the top element only, they are cool, effective and keeps you from losing your caps (as I do often).

These are not cheap, and come in at $45 a pair or $30 a piece. They are a simple item, and could not cost much to make but hey, someone thought of it, designed it and spent the time to manufacture them, and they work well. So when you think of it, $30 is not very expensive at all to protect a $1000+ lens, almost any lens size as one size fits mostly all. Some lens caps cost $20 on their own, so having one that will fit any lens, and protect it better for a little more..well, it’s fair. Pricey but fair. They are made and sold by KUVRDCAMERAS.COM 

I did a video look at these today and even tested them out by using two on an Olympus 45 1.2 and dunking it in my pool. I rolled it around in rocks, and held it under my kitchen sink. The lens was dry and survived with no issues so these work to protect your lens. I did find one drawback that I mention in the video below but overall, I now have two and will use them with my two most used lenses.

Video Below!

You can order these or read all of the great reviews over at Amazon HERE.

See more at the manufacturers website HERE. 

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4 Comments

  1. For years I have been using neoprene stubby holders ( not sure if that translates outside Australia but they are a neoprene cylinder designed to keep beer cold). They work great on nifty fifty size lenses, provide shock, dust and a little moisture protection, and can often be had for free.

  2. rubber lens caps are getting good idea for the user. It is given for efficient to use. The amazing and good mirror-less also. The proof types of elements to be fixed with front for rear cap. It is cool and keep it more effectively. The pride is also getting protective and price is very low. The manufacture to given the cap with lowest price for their customers. Lens are more dry and survived with works for more protective for the issue. Thanks for given wonderful reviews about this product here

  3. The rubber lens caps are getting good idea for the user. It is given for efficient to use. The amazing and good mirror-less also. The proof types of elements to be fixed with front for rear cap. It is cool and keep it more effectively. The pride is also getting protective and price is very low. The manufacture to given the cap with lowest price for their customers. Lens are more dry and survived with works for more protective for the issue. Thanks for given wonderful reviews about this product here

  4. I learned of these on SLRlounge when KUVRD was raising money on Kickstarter. I was able to get a set of 4 for a reasonable price (about $60 total). They do occasionally go on sale (I see them often on my Instagram feed). I haven’t tried dunking my lenses into a pool, but these caps have worked well with my lenses (I mainly use them to protect the front of my lenses). They protect my lenses in my bags, and they’ve helped protect my lenses in light rain and dusty wind gusts (SoCal). I agree that I am also surprised that someone else hasn’t come up with this idea sooner, but I also agree that competing products will flood the market soon and help drive the price down.

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