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Jessica R. Mitchell
 

Canon Digital Rebel XT Lens Cap


I was told that in order to help prevent the spots on the photos by the suns glare that I needed a lens cap???? Where can I find one for my camera? I've checked the Canon website but I couldn't find one. Any help???


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11/12/2006 4:53:57 PM

 
anonymous 
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/7/2005
  I got mine from B&H which is in American and I am in Australia.


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11/12/2006 5:02:51 PM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  hilarious.
a lens hood?
well,your absolutely right that a lens cap will prevent the spots.
ooops.


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11/12/2006 6:21:27 PM

 
Mike Rubin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/15/2004
  A lens cap covers the front of the lens, Do you mean a Lens Hood, which can reduce flare in a photo?
Either way, I agree with Natalie, B&H service is excellent. Although they are common and can be located in most camera stores.


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11/12/2006 6:23:27 PM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  your sense of humor is starting to wane mike,i said the same thing.
don't forget natalie is from australian.


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11/12/2006 7:26:00 PM

 
Mike Rubin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/15/2004
  Sam, Us New Englanders can be a little s l o w. I must have been looking for the keys to type as you were sending your response. It is tough having to use a typewriter,and go tothe library to email it.forgibve any typos, I ran out of white out.
Boy do I love it here at BP.


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11/12/2006 7:34:02 PM

 
anonymous 
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/7/2005
  Well, unlike the rest of you, I knew she meant a "lens hood" and hence didn't feel the need to poke fun of such a minor error. I just ignored the honest (and who cares) mistake and just stuck to the question at hand.


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11/12/2006 9:35:03 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  Harmless joke. But the question marks look like she actually may not have been sure it was a lens hood she needed. So pointing out may have actually helped, because a lens cap and hood will come up on a search thru canon's site. And it be a shame if she actually ordered a cap from B&H.


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11/12/2006 10:03:04 PM

 
Jessica R. Mitchell   Sorry If I said the wrong thing. I'm fairly new into the whole Photography thing and I had a 2 year old driving me nuts at that time. And to answer the question yes I know the difference between the two.
And to Natalie and MIke, thank you for actually answering the question instead of trying to be funny like other people.


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11/13/2006 4:24:53 PM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  then straighten her out in your post miss sheila.
and humor is a much better teacher.......
I don't think you have ever taught,your info may be the greatest there ever was,but to convey that to the student is maybe lost in your delivery.
and jess,if you knew the difference in the outset,that should have been your question.
myself? I care about the instruction of individuals seeking information.the youth of my community seeking guidance.and I use humor to mask my pure outrage as to the non civility of others.
ignorance of a subject does not mean your ignorant,only lesser learned.which means not understanding.big deal.
maybe i'll be imortalized by a mini-pic...


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11/13/2006 7:57:23 PM

 
anonymous 
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/7/2005
  Sam.... are you on something???????

Humour..... I don't think making fun of someone cause they live in Australia funny, nore do I think making a mountain out of a mole hill humourous either, as I am sure you have made spelling mistakes in the past.

No need to make such a simple question into such an "issue" just answer the question at hand (or not) and move on.


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11/13/2006 8:29:14 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  Well, I don't think the joke was to make fun of being from Australia. I think it was the use of the word Austrailian. Like, being from French.

But you can talk turkey? with a Georgian, but he may be ignorant of where Atlanta is. But you can educate him! if you speak Russian. Yet the French? are said to feel tourist are not that bright.


Samisms


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11/13/2006 10:29:10 PM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  i interact with my friends and never talk about them behind their back.
your assumption that I was making fun of a person is bogus,i only made fun of a situation and maybe some wording.
right now thanks to you i'm on a question mark high.
being made fun of is also a sense of flattery,a very good teaching tool used in the right sense of instruction.
only a friend will actually say hey,your a maroon.
I was actually making fun of hindu's,well,because I said holy cow.
could we hear a whatever?
this is just my thinking natalie,sorry if I offended,sam


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11/14/2006 8:30:16 PM

 
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