October 31, 2018

This ‘Universal Lens Cap’ Kickstarter is Pretty Awesome News for Filmmakers

Universal Lens Cap
Meet the Universal Lens Cap 2.0, check it out, and support it on Kickstarter.

Alright, this is actually pretty awesome. KUVRD (which we have featured here on No Film School in the past) has announced that they’re working on a new version of their Universal Lens caps. Speaking from experience, lens caps can be fickle and easy to lose. These universal lens caps can solve lots of problems and allow for better protection when out on long and difficult shoots.

Let’s look at the updates for the universal lens cap 2.0 and how you can support the project’s Kickstarter.

Universal Lens Cap 2.0

Since KUVRD released its original universal lens cap, they’ve gone back to the drawing board and come up with a version 2.0. And actually - technically speaking - two new versions 2.0. The new universal lens cap 2.0 will come in both micro and “magnum” options, with updates for 25% more stretch, tighter fits, greater element protection, and colorized “x” markings on the top to keep your gear better organized.

Universal Lens Cap Micro

Universal Lens Cap Micro
For the new micro universal lens cap, it’s designed to stretch anywhere from 54mm to up to 76mm which can fit a wide range of lenses like the below.

  • Smaller Rangefinder Lenses

  • Micro 4/3rds

  • SLR

  • DSLR

  • Vintage Lenses

  • Most Medium Format

Universal Lens Cap Magnum

Universal Lens Cap Magnum
The new magnum universal lens cap is designed for telephoto and cine lenses and can stretch anywhere from 72mm to up to 122mm for a range of the following.

  • DSLR

  • Mirrorless

  • All Cine-Lenses

  • Super Telephoto

For more information, be sure to check out KUVRD’s Kickstarter and keep an eye out for the new universal lens caps 2.0 to hit online stores soon.     

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i want to punch lens cap designers hard in the face. at least, the ones who work for the expensive lens companies. like everyone else, I pay a fortune for good glass, because it's worth it, and the jackass imbeciles who design the cap can't be bothered with a lid that will stay on. how many times have i carefully pulled my fast prime out of the lens bag, and the cap is off and rolling around in the bag ... doubling back and scratching the lens surface.

October 31, 2018 at 6:08PM

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stephen knifton
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What are your lens caps made out of? Tool steel?

October 31, 2018 at 9:25PM, Edited October 31, 9:25PM

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Eh... it seems like there's nothing hard inside to protect the glass from impacts. Maybe these things coupled with regular hard lens caps would be a good idea. But then again, if you're not in a "seconds matter" sort of situation, screw-on metal lens caps might be the best option.

November 2, 2018 at 12:51PM, Edited November 2, 12:51PM

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