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Lens cap N88
« on: July 16, 2022, 09:48:38 »
These caps for the Nikkor C f8 500mm reflex are rare in the UK and command a premium price around £50 when you see one for sale.

Are there any of our Japanese friends who could find one in Japan for less, including postage to the UK?

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Re: Lens cap N88
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2022, 11:06:55 »
Must it be this specific cap? If not, I think there are numerous alternative caps for the 500mm reflex.
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Re: Lens cap N88
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2022, 11:42:32 »
The lens filter thread size is 88mm - not a size I have found in any of the aftermarket  caps - the closest is 86mm and I have one of these on order to see if it fits or not. I also like to keep my kit authentic if possible.

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Re: Lens cap N88
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2022, 16:37:45 »
$23 for the cap plus $51 postage!!

That's £62 - Ebay UK has one for £49

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Re: Lens cap N88
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2022, 05:06:15 »
Unfortunately, I cannot find any reasonably priced one in Japan, but...

this one may fit and the price and the shipping to UK looks very reasonable.  The seller is located in Ukraine, but it can be worth a try...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/194614621659?hash=item2d4fef75db:g:Q~gAAOSwOlNhuHVE&shqty=1&isGTR=1#shId
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Re: Lens cap N88
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2022, 05:55:19 »
Unfortunately, I cannot find any reasonably priced one in Japan, but...

this one may fit and the price and the shipping to UK looks very reasonable.  The seller is located in Ukraine, but it can be worth a try...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/194614621659?hash=item2d4fef75db:g:Q~gAAOSwOlNhuHVE&shqty=1&isGTR=1#shId

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Re: Lens cap N88
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2022, 11:35:06 »
Looks like a possibility - if the postal service is actually working from Ukraine!

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Re: Lens cap N88
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2022, 20:10:03 »
Update - not only did I manage to secure a mint front cap but also the original lens hood for the lens, so that is a complete 500mm lens in excellent condition for less than £100  ;D

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Re: Lens cap N88
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2022, 20:22:30 »
Congratulations are in order :)

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Re: Lens cap N88
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2022, 23:34:52 »
Update - not only did I manage to secure a mint front cap but also the original lens hood for the lens, so that is a complete 500mm lens in excellent condition for less than £100  ;D

Congrats!  Hope you enjoy your "complete" kit!
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Re: Lens cap N88
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2022, 09:29:34 »
Is it possible to use a 2x TC200 or TC201 with this lens, I know it will affect the aperture by 2 stops but will it introduce vignetting?