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How do I attach the lenscap to the strap of my Canon EOS Rebel T3 camera that Santa got me for Christmas?

Asked by Dutchess_III (25566 points ) January 1st, 2013

I LOVE this camera. The only thing I would change would be to have a string on the lens cap so I can pull the cap off in a hurry and shoot. There isn’t one, though. There is a sort of an H-shaped rubber sliding thing on one side of the straps. Santa says the cap is supposed to attach to it, but for the life of me I can’t see how….and I wouldn’t like it anyway. I have about a 2 second window to get 70% of my shots. Don’t have time for a lot of mechanics. I thing I’d just as soon super glue a leather string on the cap and tie it to the eyelets that the neck strap ties to.
I’ve downloaded my camera instructions to a PDF file, and I’ve done a search. Don’t see a thing on that. Any suggestions?

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RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

The “H” thing is more likely a viewfinder cap… preventing stray light from affecting the meter when on tripod. It should slide on viewfinder the same way the rubber eye-cup slides up and off.

A cap keeper is usually what keeps caps kept consistently and comfortably confined.

But why fumble with it. Just put a UV filter on lens and forget the caps. In my book, cameras should always be on and ready to shoot.

Enjoy your new Rebel.

Dutchess_III's avatar

That’s making more sense with what I’ve been reading @RealEyesRealizeRealLies. I just didn’t fully understand what they were talking about.

However, I don’t understand how a UV filter could take the place of a lens cap? I assume the biggest function of a lens cap is to stop the lens from getting scratched.

Thanks for responding!

Dutchess_III's avatar

I’m leaning more and more to super glue! with a thin leather strap. I’m so freakin’ high tech I can’t believe myself!

Dutchess_III's avatar

How does the cap keeper attach to the cap?

Bellatrix's avatar

That’s the role the filter plays too. A lens is far more expensive to replace than a filter. So it plays a protective role as well as being a filter.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Ah @Bellatrix…I remember what a lens filter is now! I had a few with my old 35 mm. Just a little lens that screwed on to the main lens….

Bellatrix's avatar

I hope you will share some of your photos when you take them @Dutchess_III.

Dutchess_III's avatar

:) you’ll prolly get sick of them once I get rolling!

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