Have you ever seen a new product, and thought ” Yeah, why didn’t I think of that?” Well, you are about to have that happen again. I recently came across an ad for what was being billed as a “Universal Lens Cap” You know, like you could reach into your camera bag and always have the right cap for either end of your lens. Yeah, …… as if.
umm, ..Well, . . . . someone did it.
Enter KUVRD Camera Universal Lens Cap.
When you go to their webpage they have a slick video that shows this one size flexible cap that seems to stretch to fit whatever you want. They also show how their lens caps can protect your lens. I did not do what they show in their video with any of my lenses because…… because I am too big a chicken to do that to my lenses.
The idea really appeals to me because of the way I shoot. When I go out to shoot and I need to change a lens, I pick up the lens, remove the front and back cap, drop the caps, in the bag and take the lens on the camera off and set it (without caps) in the bag. By the time I get done, I’ve got multiple lenses without lens caps, and a series of different sized lens caps strewn around inside my bag. I then to get spend way too much time getting my gear back together so I can move on.
This would be very cool, . . . if it works.
Let’s try it and see. First, we’ll go easy and try the niffy50, my 50mm 1.8.
It’s a very fit on the 50mm lens, in fact, the two pieces overlap creating a sealed cover.
Let’s go bigger; how about a 24-105mm lens? Fits right on, not even a challenge.
A 16-40mm lens is about the same size and it covers it easily. Maybe I should have KUVRD it easily.
How about a 70-200 f2.8? Yeah, …… it fits.
Oh, forgot the lens hood! Still fits.
Okay, here’s an odd one. My Rokinon 12mm Fish Eye lens with the built-in petal hood.
It once again fits, and overlaps again, and went on easy. The two pieces overlapped again.
One left if it doesn’t fit I won’t be surprised. This is the Tamron 150-600mm. The opening is 95mm in diameter!
AND it fit. You do have to stretch the cap, but it doesn’t feel like you’re gonna break it, it just expands and clamps on.
That is impressive.
I’ve had the time to do a couple of shoots with the KUVRD caps and the good news is they are very easy to use, and work great.
The bad news is . . . . I didn’t order enough of them.