Michael Topham puts the LensPacks rear caps to the test
LensPacks rear caps at a glance:
- Price: £10
- Website: www.lenspacks.co.uk
- Available in red or black
After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Canada-based Ansix Designs has followed up on its idea of producing a new kind of rear lens cap. It is intended to fix inside your bag and take away the hassle of attaching a lens cap when you’re working in a rush and want to save a few vital seconds, but at the same time keep the rear element protected.
The LensPacks rear caps are made from plastic and feature strong adhesive-backed Velcro at the rear, allowing you to fasten it vertically or horizontally inside a bag that has a Velcro-friendly lining. Instead of having to hold your lens in one hand and a rear cap in the other, you simply locate the rear of the lens with the cap that’s already fixed in the bag and turn it to secure. It’s a simple product, which I found effective in use, provided the bag you intend to use it with has a generous amount of Velcro lining.
The LensPacks caps are available in red or black in a number of lens mounts, including Nikon, Canon, Sony E-mount, Micro Four Thirds, Fujifilm X-mount and Pentax K-mount.