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Lego Lens Cap Holder Tips & Tricks

DIY Lego Lens Cap Holder

By Anthony Thurston on March 11th 2013

The practicality of what I am about to share is debatable, but I thought it was such a cool idea that I wanted to share it anyways.

Anyone who has grown up during that last 20 or so years has probably had some form of Lego (or Lego knock off) toys as a child, and anyone who has an SLR has probably misplaced a lens cap or two. Why not bring back some of that nostalgia and use your old favorite toys to help you keep track of that ever elusive lens cap! This was the interesting idea put forth by “RawSniper1” on DIY Photography. Simply attach a Lego to your lens cap, and then other your camera strap (or wherever you want to stick the lens cap) and you are good to go.

Lego Lens Cap Holder

As I mentioned in the preface the practicality of this method is debatable, I mean sure it probably does work – But I would be wary of this if you are shooting anything where you are moving around a lot (aka Weddings or Sports). But say you are shooting in a studio and a mellow portrait session then this method could probably work great. I mean for the price of two Legos and some rubber cement/super glue its worth testing out I think.

Thinking about trying this out? Let us know how it goes in the comments below!

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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  1. Basit Zargar

    nice diy

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  2. John Sheehan

    I know this is an old article, but I was just having a conversation about lens caps at an film festival event this past weekend with other photographers. Two of them had lost their lens caps (I left my in my hotel room since I knew I wouldn’t need it). I actually like this idea and might try it.

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