Hooray, it’s summer (for us in the Northern hemisphere, at least). For today’s Tipster, let’s twist The Cap To Refreshment!!
I bought an Olympus zuiko 50mm f1.8 from Ebay for a steal price. Unfortunately, It didn’t come with lens cap. Then I read the article “Lost Your La Sardina Lens Cap?”: http://www.lomography.com/magazine/tipster/2011/06/29/lost-your-la-sardina-lens-cap/.
But where in the world would I find a bottle cap with 50mm in diameter? After a considerable amount of time at 7-11, I came up with the idea. Here’s how I did it.
Note: this tipster is probably perfect for lens cap with 50mm diameter and less.
List of stuff you’ll need:
1) a can of whatever drink you like
2) a scissor
3) a waiver letter stating that you’ll not sue me if you cut your finger while attempting this tipster
Step 1: Empty the can
Step 2: Cut it open and flatten the sheet out
Step 3: trace your lens with a pencil for a perfect fit lens cap
Step 4: Cut the sheet into a shape as seen below
Step 5: fold it into a lens cap and secure the edge by crisscrossing the fringes and the flap
Step 6: Cut more thin strip and reenforce the edge
Thank you for reading!