Another week, another clever way to hold your lens cap.
One of the very best things about the iPhone’s camera, aside from its portability, its speed, its quality, its connectivity and its ability to share pictures instantly. And to edit them. And its tough, sapphire crystal protective cap. And… Wait. Where was I?
Ah, yes. One of the best things about the iPhone camera is that there’s no lens cap to lose. That’s not the case for your supposedly superior SLR. Which is why you’re going to have to spend another $14 or so just to fix the problem.
The Stow-Away lens cap holder doesn’t quite stow away, but it does hold your lens caps. It screws into the camera’s tripod mount and offers up a stepped receptacle for various sized caps to rest. The steps are shaped like a section of a circle, so the same mechanism in the cap which grabs the front of the lens can grab the Stow-Away.
It fits caps sized 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm and 72mm, comes backed with cork for grip and scratch-free mounting, and the screw tightens with an Allen wrench for security and a low profile.
Finally, it doubles as a stand for the camera itself.
It’s pretty neat, deals with the annoyance of lens caps quite nicely, and — at $14 — it’s a whole lot cheaper than an iPhone. Of course, you’ll have to buy (or already own) a camp to mount it on.