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It's beautiful day out here today and so I am on my walking around taking pictures and I've got my 24-105, which is my nice walk-around lens, because it gives me a good focal length range. Note that I have no lens cap on my lens. Now, what I am about say lot of people aren't going to agree with and your personal choice is just fine. I want to bring up just something for you to consider, which is, should you keep lens caps on your lenses? I keep lens caps on my lenses when I am in home and I am storing my lenses, but when I go out to shoot, I take the lens-cap off and I put it away. Like way away where I am not ever tempted to put it on the lens. Sometimes in fact I will even leave them at home. Because if I am out shooting in a street type situation or anytime where the situation might be changing rapidly and I need to move quickly to get the shot, I don't want to have to deal with the lens-cap.
I have missed shots before because I pulled my camera out, thought "oh, lens-cap," and taken it off. I know some professional photographers who actually throw their lens-caps away when they get a new lens. Now, that might seem reckless and dangerous. Bear in mind that I do have a UV filter on the end of my lens. So, my lens itself is protected. Yes my filter could get scratched and if this is a $80, $90 filter, that's a little painful. But also remember that tiny scratches on a filter aren't going to matter. Your camera will focus past them. The important thing is not to preserve a perfect museum quality specimen of this camera, but to be able to get good shots.
And to do that I need to be able to move quickly. So my personal choice is, is when I am out, I am a little bit anti-lens cap. I either leave them in the bag or just leave them at home. Just something to consider. Your own decision is up to you.
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