Rear caps for Olympus Pen FT lenses?

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  1. cmo

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    I love my tiny half-frame SLR, but what I don't like are the outrageous prices for 'everything Pen' and a general problem with the non-availability of certain things.

    One of these are just simple rear caps for Pen FT lenses.

    Any idea where to buy such caps at reasonable prices? :blink:
     
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    It's just particular to common items with these cameras. I suspect rear caps got lost or tossed pretty frequently.
    I looked at Pen F front caps on the bay and was really surprised how outrageous they were. Then I said to myself
    "self" I should unload the ones I've got sitting in a drawer $$$
     
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    You might try a replacement cap for an Olympus or Panasonic Micro 4/3 lens. I'm sure you can get those fairly reasonable as they are current replacement parts.

    I have one and will try it tonight to see if it fits. I'll report back here with my findings.
     
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    That's the trouble with :blink:so many collectors on the hunt:confused:
     
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    Okay, I tried a rear cap from a Panasonic G1 lens on a Pen-F 50-90. It works!

    So you may be able to get a rear cap for a Micro 4/3 lens very easily since they're in current production.
     
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    Wow, thanks for that, this is really helpful. :happy:
     
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    My local camera repair man found a great replacement for rear caps for my pen lenses. The yellow caps from the old Kodak filter containers work great. There are different sizes, and I forget which one works, but they thread on with a partial turn and do a great job at protecting the lens. A great new use for something that was otherwise just sitting around.
     
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    The Kodak yellow caps are from series 5 cases. I've used them for years. I have also purchased a couple of the m4:3 rear caps and they fit....more or less. Don't jam them on too tight as they can be hard to remove. I'll bet they vary a great deal depending on what third party Chinese vendor make them.