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Old August 16th, 2012, 11:06 PM   #1
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Back lens cap for standard EX3 lens

Hi all,
Just wondering what others do to protect their standard EX-3 lens when they take it off? I bought an EX-3 second hand so not sure if there is normally one supplied with the camera new. I can't find any mention of one anywhere, but also can't find one when i do a search on the internet. Does such a cap even exist & if not, what are others using to protect the rear element when they have the lens off the camera?

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Old August 17th, 2012, 02:43 AM   #2
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Re: Back lens cap for standard EX3 lens

Hi Bryce,

My EX3 came with body cap and rear lens cap for the standard lens.
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Old August 17th, 2012, 07:52 AM   #3
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Aha! Thanks Alastair,
That was what i was expecting. Now i just need to track one down.
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Old August 17th, 2012, 08:07 AM   #4
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Look at the exploded view here.

http://www2.sonysupport.com/PF/09022..._1_pmw-ex3.PDF

If you are looking for item number 44 it is Sony part number 414341001 - CAP LENS - $70.46
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Old August 17th, 2012, 08:17 AM   #5
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Wow that's awesome thanks Chris,
I've been searching far & wide & have turned up nothing so far.
I will give Sony a call today & try to get one ordered.

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Old August 17th, 2012, 02:57 PM   #6
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Wow! Chris, your supplier must have a different mark up on their parts than mine. I was just quoted $146 from a supplier here in British Columbia!!
Hmm, maybe time to try to find a plastic cap that will do the job!
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Old August 17th, 2012, 03:14 PM   #7
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That was the price on Sony's website. You may want to try and order it directly from them.

See if this link gets you there.

https://www.servicesplus.sel.sony.co...78238621512366
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Old August 20th, 2012, 11:37 PM   #8
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Hi Chris,
Thanks very much for the info. I may have to call Sony serviceplus as when i try to sign up for the service plus service, it won't allow me to put in a Canadian address.
Will let you know how i get on.

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Old August 26th, 2012, 10:18 PM   #9
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Re: Back lens cap for standard EX3 lens

Ok, so after not a lot of success chasing down a reasonably priced back cap for the stock lens, i finally thought enough was enough & thought, hey, there must be something around here that will fit. After all, all i want to do is protect the rear element from scratches, it doesn't necessarily have to seal out dust.
This is what i came up with, actually it was the first thing i tried & it fits pretty much perfectly. My wife thinks i have an obsession, but hey what can i say, i grew up on the stuff. This one's for you Alastair!
Thanks all for the help, especially you Chris!
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