These 3D-printed lens caps characteristic a magnetic clip to maintain them protected whereas taking pictures

Solid your minds again. Method again. Again to September 2021. We featured some 3D-printed lens caps from Pedro at DSLR DIY CNC. Nicely, Pedro’s again with a brand new replace to these 3D-printed lens caps so as to add new performance.

One of many largest issues that just about all of us face with lens caps is that we lose them. That’s why we 3D print replacements within the first place. However Pedro’s simply modified his to make dropping them rather more tough.

Why extra 3D printed lens caps?

Known as The Greatest Lens Caps 2.0, Pedro’s new design incorporates magnets and a brand new holder. Three magnets are positioned within the holder and one within the lens cap to make sure they maintain snugly collectively. To additional safe their hyperlink, a small pin on the holder locks the 2 into place. To separate them and put the cap again in your digicam, you should push a lever, permitting it to slip off the holder.

The holder options buckle loops, letting you simply connect it to your digicam strap or the straps of a backpack. So, it is best to by no means lose your lens caps once more. Not less than, that’s the hope. I’m certain we’ll discover a method. In any case, we’re photographers. It’s what we do!

A free Fusion 360 tutorial, too!

In addition to exhibiting us find out how to print, assemble and use the brand new lens cap, Pedro additionally features a transient tutorial for Fusion 360 explaining find out how to modify the caps. These modifications allow you to add logos to your branding, or so as to add textual content, letting you print caps for particular lenses. This may be particularly beneficial for lens storage that retains them oriented vertically, solely letting you see the highest finish of them.

He additionally exhibits how one can print them utilizing a number of colors, to make that textual content simply stand out towards the black (or no matter color you select) of the lens cap’s principal physique. You don’t even want a multi-filament printer to have the ability to do it, both!

The place to obtain it

The information may be downloaded without cost from Pedro’s DSLR DIY CNC web page on Buy Me A Coffee. And don’t overlook to subscribe to Pedro’s channel whilst you’re at it!