This rear cap protects your lens from extreme temperatures and humidity

Dec 27, 2019

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This rear cap protects your lens from extreme temperatures and humidity

Dec 27, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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We all want to protect our precious gear from extreme conditions. Well, at least if we want it to live a long life and serve us well. And there’s a lens cap that can be your ally on this mission. It has a built-in hygrometer and thermometer to let you know if the humidity and temperature are too high for your lenses. And to be honest, it’s so weird that I just love it.

The lens cap first appeared on Japanese blog DC.Watch in November, and the first review was published earlier this month. The lens cap is unimaginatively named UNX-8595, but it’s a pretty unusual product. Basically, it’s a retro-looking thermo-hygrometer attached to the rear lens cap. Since it’s analog, you don’t need any batteries for it.

I guess it can be pretty useful to have it around unless you keep your gear in a humidity-proof case in the first place. This strange lens cap lets you monitor the conditions and make sure that your lenses are protected properly. The downside is that it’s two times thicker than a regular lens cap, so it takes up a bit more space. And it’s only available for Micro Four Thirds.

As for the price, it costs 1,980 yen ($18 USD) including tax in Japan, and it looks like it can only be bought online from retailers in Japan. But, if this strange lens cap arrives in the US and Europe – will you order it? Do you think it would be useful?

[via The Phoblographer; image credits: DC.Watch]

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12 responses to “This rear cap protects your lens from extreme temperatures and humidity”

  1. Robbie Keene Avatar
    Robbie Keene

    Solving a problem nobody has?

    1. Dunja Djudjic Avatar
      Dunja Djudjic

      Well, depends on where you live. When my sis was living in Thailand, she mentioned that she had trouble storing hear gear and film. :)

    2. Robbie Keene Avatar
      Robbie Keene

      Dunja Djudjic A hygrometer built in to a lens cap just tells you what the humidity is. It won’t change the humidity. A thermometer built in to a lens cap will tell you what the temperature is. It won’t change the temperature. How is this useful? You could tape a watch to a lens cap and it will tell you what time it is. How would that help your lens?

    3. Paula Gemin Bell Avatar
      Paula Gemin Bell

      Robbie Keene humidity it’s shit when it comes to gear…

    4. Robbie Keene Avatar
      Robbie Keene

      Paula Gemin Bell I realize that. However, this solves absolutely zero.

    5. Jake Hinds Avatar
      Jake Hinds

      Paula Gemin Bell Congratulations on not reading a single comment to understand what’s going on, and instead, just jumping in acting like you know what you’re talking about???

    6. Jake Hinds Avatar
      Jake Hinds

      Robbie Keene No hope for these people lol

  2. Matthew Nehrling Avatar
    Matthew Nehrling

    That would be helpful down here with Texas summers and super high humidity.

  3. Paula Gemin Bell Avatar
    Paula Gemin Bell

    Karen Brodie check this out! You need this!

  4. Craig Johnson Avatar
    Craig Johnson

    Read the article and conclude it’s pretty pointless. A big bag of silica gel inside your camera bag will absorb moisture thats around your gear once you’ve put it away again. N that’s pretty much all you can do to combat humidity fogging your lens elements and the cameras mirror, sensor ect.

  5. Paul Richards Avatar
    Paul Richards

    What a hilarious and pointless creation

  6. Kryn Sporry Avatar
    Kryn Sporry

    No it doesn’t protect your lens from extreme temperatures and humidity, it only includes a build in meter for those parameters.
    Fancy? Yes. Effective? Not so much when your lens is packed in a back or container of some sort and you don’t see the dials, plus wouldn’t be able to do anything about it anyway when you’re out and about taking photos….