Where's Sherlock? The Mystery of the MIssing Lens Caps
By David HAGUE
You know how for some oddball celestial reason that there is somewhere in the universe that half a pair of socks gravitates to? Or where rogue coat hangers hang out? Or the tops off pens, potato peelers and the caps off the toothpaste go?
I have this problem with some of my video gear. Well not some, one thing specifically and I cannot fathom why or how.
I applaud the person who integrated the lens cap into the body of the camera but this of course does not apply to many types other than compacts. dSLR cameras in particular seem to have the ne'er-do-well versions that simply go feral when they get the urge.
I KNOW I don’t put them in strange places or am forgetful, it’s just not in my makeup. I have never lost or locked in my car keys for example and have little sympathy for those that do.
But give me a camera with a loose lens cap, and as soon as I take it off, you can almost guarantee its immediate absence from the current plane of time and space.
Does anyone else have this issue? How do you deal with it (or a similar problem)? Are single socks and lens caps somehow strangely genetically related and at birth have a primeval urge to run away together?
It’s got me stumped.
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