Auto Lens Cap for PANASONIC LUMIX DMC LX7 LX-7 Camera + MagicFiber Microfiber Lens Cleaning Cloth

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  1. State of Design says:
    49 of 52 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    AMAZING Customer Service, December 7, 2010
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    First off, lens cap fits like a champ. The 3 pieces extend all the way out so there is no vignetting on the photos.

    But the real five stars goes to the seller. After an initial poor review (b/c of my own stupidity not knowing you need to unscrew the seal around the lens of the camera to get this new cap on), GOJA called me to make sure everything was cool and even offered to send out a new cap just in case it was the manufacturer’s fault. Followed up w/ me a couple of days later too.

    Really great to know the seller has my back, and I will always look to his store first before buying first.

    A++++ experience.

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  2. G. Robertshaw says:
    25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Works well once you figure it out, October 18, 2012
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    G. Robertshaw (Central California USA) –
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    This review is from: Auto Lens Cap for PANASONIC LUMIX DMC LX7 LX-7 Camera + MagicFiber Microfiber Lens Cleaning Cloth (Electronics)

    This automatic lens cap works well, just as the ones on the LX3 and LX5 did. Once you know how it goes on, it’s actually much better than the threaded caps for the earlier models.

    On the end of the lens HOUSING for the LX7 (not the lens, the outer housing) there’s a thin knurled ring just past the aperture ring. If you grasp that thin ring and give it about 1/6 turn counterclockwise (rock it a little if it doesn’t want to turn), it will come off so you can install the lens cap. After it stops turning counterclockwise, just pull outward lightly and rock it a bit. It’s a quick-release bayonet-type connection, not a threaded connection.

    Some of the online forums have made this confusing, as they refer to it as a threaded ring at the end of the lens. DON’T twist the extended lens, you’ll possibly damage it. The lens housing is what holds this ring (see the photo I posted on the auto lens cap page). It is not threaded, and twisting hard shouldn’t be necessary, just twist lightly but firmly counterclockwise and rock it back and forth if it doesn’t turn at first. The ring has little notches so you can get a good grip.

    Most of us early LX7 owners thought they would not be able to make an auto cap for this, since no one knew about the ring coming off. I was happy to see that this was available and that it does work; even though it’s not as much protection as the stock lens cap against dust etc., it’s much more convenient and quick when you need it.

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  3. malhomme says:
    40 of 46 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Huge Gaps in Protection, May 18, 2011
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    I purchased this hoping that it would solve my problem with the annoying lenscap. While it screws on easily and opens and closes as advertized, the gaps between the three leaves are huge. The gaps are large enough that I sand, lint, and just about anything you would NOT want on your lens would easily contact your lens through these gaps. If you purchase this, hold the closed lens cap to the light and notice how large the gaps are, then decide of you want this “protecting” your lens. I hoped I could adjust it to make the three leaves fit tighter but to no avail. It’s a great idea but it simply doesn’t work at protecting the lens.

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