Flip Cap, a lens cap you can't misplace

Good news, photographers. This useful camera accessory is a lens cap that never has to be separated from your camera lens.

Flip Cap
The Flip Cap closed. Shawn Low/CNET Asia

YOKOHAMA, Japan--Most photographers will misplace their lens cap at some point. The Flip Cap could help.

The Flip Cap's name speaks for itself. It's a lens cap that flips up and out of the way when you want to take a picture. You attach the contraption to your camera lens via the filter thread and press a button to make the spring-loaded cap to flip open. A product of Kenko International, which also makes lens filters and bags, the Flip Cap will be available in plain black, or in a set with interchangeable panel designs. There will be two sizes available to fit 49mm and 58mm lens filter threads.

Flip Cap
A switch on top opens the Flip Cap. Shawn Low/CNET Asia

The black Flip Cap will retail at 2,300 yen ($25), while the version with interchangeable panels costs 3,300 yen ($36). While there's no word on availability, Kenko products have been known to be sold on major online stores such as Amazon.

Click here for more coverage from the CP+ 2013 camera show in Japan.

(Source: Crave Asia)

Featured Video
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Microsoft demos wearable holograms on HoloLens

Microsoft shows off holograms you can hold with a mixed-reality game called Project X Ray. The new game runs on the company's HoloLens platform.