Lens cap and lens hood question at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders > Canon GL Series DV Camcorders

Canon GL Series DV Camcorders
Canon GL2, GL1 and PAL versions XM2, XM1.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old November 27th, 2002, 04:37 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 408
Lens cap and lens hood question

I have a question about my GL2, which I just got. For those of you who are using it, did you take the lens cap off permanently and replace it with the lens hood?
Stephen Sobel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 27th, 2002, 05:15 PM   #2
Obstreperous Rex
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: San Marcos, TX
Posts: 26,900
Images: 513
It's a good practice to continue using the lens cap. It fits on the lens even when the lens hood is attached. The lens cap insures protection of the glass when your camera is not in use. The lens hood simply prevents stray light from entering the lens and affords no glass protection whatsoever. I don't know anybody who doesn't use the lens cap. Hope this helps,
__________________
CH

Search DV Info Net | DV Info Net Sponsors | A Decade (+5) of DVi | ...Tuesday is Soylent Green Day!
Chris Hurd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 27th, 2002, 06:30 PM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 408
I also bought a UV filter for protection. Does the lens cap fit on over the filter? I've read some threads where folk describe leaving the filter on all the time. Do they put on the lens cap over the filter somehow?
Stephen Sobel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 27th, 2002, 08:24 PM   #4
Retired DV Info Net Almunus
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 6,943
Yes, the lens cap fits onto filter such as your UV filter. Take our advice and use the lens cap.
__________________
Lady X Films: A lady with a boring wardrobe...and a global mission.

Hey, you don't have enough stuff!
Buy with confidence from our sponsors. Hand-picked as the best in the business...Really!

See some of my work one frame at a time: www.KenTanaka.com
Ken Tanaka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 27th, 2002, 08:40 PM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 408
Ok, I just put on a B+W 58mm MC UVa Haze #010 filter. The lens cap doesn't look like it can go on without touching the filter. Am I doing something wrong? Did I get the wrong filter? Or do I need a different lens cap? Help!!!
Stephen Sobel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 27th, 2002, 11:05 PM   #6
Retired DV Info Net Almunus
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 6,943
Quote:
The lens cap doesn't look like it can go on without touching the filter...
Methinks thou doth overthink this nit. <g> It does clip onto the filter. I don't understand what problem you see.
__________________
Lady X Films: A lady with a boring wardrobe...and a global mission.

Hey, you don't have enough stuff!
Buy with confidence from our sponsors. Hand-picked as the best in the business...Really!

See some of my work one frame at a time: www.KenTanaka.com
Ken Tanaka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 28th, 2002, 12:36 AM   #7
Obstreperous Rex
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: San Marcos, TX
Posts: 26,900
Images: 513
If the filter ring itself isn't very deep, then the cap may not properly fit. If the cap doesn't snap onto the filter front, like it has nothing to grab onto, then we may need to work on a solution for you to try.
__________________
CH

Search DV Info Net | DV Info Net Sponsors | A Decade (+5) of DVi | ...Tuesday is Soylent Green Day!
Chris Hurd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 28th, 2002, 07:33 AM   #8
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 408
I think the lens cap will fit. However, the lens cap has a plastic tab that looks like it will touch the filter lens. My concern is whether this will scratch the filter.
Stephen Sobel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 28th, 2002, 05:06 PM   #9
Trustee
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 1,727
Stephen, this is the same problem I had and I hate it. Still havent decided whether I remove the UV filter and put it on before shooting, or just leave the lens cap off. If I leave the cap on the filter for any length of time I'll find marks on it that I must clean off and I'm not happy about that. Don't wanna scratch it. Such is life me thinks.
Aaron Koolen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 28th, 2002, 05:14 PM   #10
Obstreperous Rex
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: San Marcos, TX
Posts: 26,900
Images: 513
Here's the solution I was thinking of. I wonder if there's such a thing as a threaded 58mm filter ring without a filter in it... just the ring. Screw it on, on top of the UV filter. Now when you snap the lens cap on, it'll be raised off the surface of the UV filter. Hope that's a clear explanation.
__________________
CH

Search DV Info Net | DV Info Net Sponsors | A Decade (+5) of DVi | ...Tuesday is Soylent Green Day!
Chris Hurd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 28th, 2002, 08:37 PM   #11
Warden
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 8,267
The cheapest way would be to buy a cheap 58mm UV Quantaray (Ritz Camera house brand) filter and break out the glass portion. There are 58mm to 58mm adapters for reverse mounting lenses for macro purposes. However, the limited demand for reverse mounting adapters make them more expensive than a cheap 58mm UV.

Jeff
Jeff Donald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29th, 2002, 06:37 AM   #12
Major Player
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Posts: 343
Stephen, I had the same problem with a Sony TRV510 lens cap that contacted the surface of the filter. I fixed it by removing the offending protrusion from the cap. In my case, it served no purpose and was easily removed. If that won't work in your situation, you might be able to trim it a bit so that it does not contract the filter.
__________________
Ed Frazier
Ed Frazier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29th, 2002, 02:01 PM   #13
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 408
I went to Ritz, picked up a cheap UV filter, and knocked out the glass. Put it on top of the B+W filter, and then put them them on the camcorder. The lens cap fits on just fine now!!!
Stephen Sobel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29th, 2002, 03:21 PM   #14
Trustee
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 1,727
Stephen, the cheapo one you used as a stepper, did you buy a slim or regular one? Either way, do you experience vignetting in the image at all now?

Cheers
Aaron
Aaron Koolen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29th, 2002, 04:33 PM   #15
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 408
I used a regular one. Haven't tried any videotaping yet.
Stephen Sobel is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders > Canon GL Series DV Camcorders

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:37 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network