3D printing offers us some wonderfully creative options for developing, prototyping, and ultimately making excellent practical tools to help us with our photography and filmmaking. It also allows us to be as silly as we want to be, too. Sometimes, the best of both worlds can be combined into something practical, yet also hilarious. As is the case with this particular design.
If you’re a Canon shooter with a 3D printer and a cookie addiction, this model uploaded by FloridaMan999 (what a name!) will really float your boat. It’s a set of Canon RF body and lens caps that look like Oreo cookies. There are also a couple of sets of Canon EF designs as well as a Nikon F body cap (no lens cap), although he says he hasn’t tested them yet.
It’s a brilliant idea for customising your kit and having your own unique spare lens and body caps for when the ones that come supplied with your cameras and lenses inevitably disappear. I haven’t printed these ones, but I have many 3D-printed caps I’ve made over the last few years. Having a 3D printer for these kinds of things is great when you need a cap at short notice or you just want to have a few spares handy.
These particular lens and body caps have been remixed from the Oreo box – a box shaped like an Oreo cookie for storing little things inside. Might be worth printing one of these to house your spare SD cards in as well. Gotta have everything matching, right? I wasn’t planning to print any of these when I first saw them, as I don’t shoot Canon RF or EF mount cameras but I noticed that FloridaMan999 has also done a version for Nikon F mount. Maybe I will have to make a few of these after all!
If this post has gotten you hungry and you don’t have a 3D printer, you can always have a go at making a Nikon cake!