After losing one too many lens caps, Darren Siegel knew he needed a better way to keep track of them. His solution, the Hufa Holder, was a hit at PMA 2010 and has been growing in popularity ever since. Theyíre great for keeping your Lensbaby lens cap safe while changing apertures or swapping optics! Read on to learn more and leave us a comment for a chance to win one of the three weíre giving away. - See more at: http://lensbaby.com/blog/photo-industry-friends/photo-industry-friends-darren-siegel-interview-and-hufa-holder-giveaway/#sthash.7w3oolAv.dpuf
I have a bad habit. Other photographers and filmmakers may suffer from a similar problem. When Iím out on a shoot, I always seem to be searching bags, pouches, pockets, the ground, or pretty much anywhere for my lens cap. I never put it in the same place twice it seems. Luckily Iíve only lost one so farÖor are @anthonyquintano and @wynddan keeping it a hostage form the shoot I misplaced it on until I see them again? Either way I now have a Nikon style lens cap that replaced the stock cap on my Canon 18-135mm and I donít want to lose this one.
- Brian DeFrees.com
Stop Lens Cap Loss
Honestly, Iím not a big fan of lens caps. In the field, I donít want to remove the cap, put it in a pocket for safe keeping and then be get prepared to shoot. Nor do I want to dig it out of my pocket and put it back onto the lens.
Instead Iíve made it a habit of buying a good quality UV filter for each of my lenses. The filter is to protects the lens front surface from dirt, grime and scratches. I feel a lot more comfortable cleaning the surface of the filter repeatedly rather than the surface of the lens itself. To be fair, this is my preferred way of shooting and I know that not everyone subscribes to this way of working.
So how did we get into this round-about discussion about lens caps?
At the PhotoPlus Expo last month as part of my reporting I received a Press Kit from show management. Inside were a few sample accessories courtesy of the exhibitors.
One was these gifts was the Hufa S, a lens cap holder. Last week I took a few minutes to look at this product.
This small and clever accessory is made of hard plastic thatís fully covered with a soft rubberized material. The Hufa easily attaches to your camera strap without having to disassemble the entire setup. Instead the strap slips through the slots and is ready to use in seconds.
WHen you remove your cap from the lens, you simply slip it beneath the large clip. The clip places enough pressure to hold the cap regardless of its size.
Here you can see how the Hufa S attaches to the camera strap.
You can adjust the position of the Hufa S further up or down along the strap so that it wonít interfere with your handling of the camera.
There are actually two models: the Hufa and the Hufa S. The Hufa attaches to wide camera straps that are often found on camera bags. The ďSĒ model shown here is for the narrower camera straps. Each model is available in three different colors: black, red and white. They are affordably priced at $10 each.
I just wanted to let you know that I was very impressed with your customer service when I emailed you in December. Not only did you email me the very next day, but I also received a response from Greg Heller within the hour that I sent the email. You guys went above and beyond what I expected, and it made my decision to go with your product - I ordered 3 hufa clips today.
Yes I did the other day and THANK YOU SO MUCH! it is awesome.. It fits perfectly on my D300 strap!
What an awesome company to let people try your stuff. have a great day!!
- Sharen M.