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Sensei 77mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap

You Pay: $4.95
Product Highlights
  • Ideal for Use with Lens Hood
  • Easy Placement and Removal
  • Center-Squeeze Snap-On Style

The 77mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap from Sensei is a 77mm front lens cap with a squeeze, spring and snap-on mechanism. They're easy to put on and take off, especially when using lens hoods, and they stay on. Lens caps protect your lens from scratches, fingerprints and the elements when the lens is not in use. It's always good to have a spare in your camera bag, too.
 

Construction Plastic
Size 77 mm
Sensei 77mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Sensei77mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap
     
    4.8

    (based on 119 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (99)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (67)
    • Strong construction (46)
    • Easily interchangeable (41)
    • Lightweight (35)
    • Rugged (31)

    Cons

    • Tough to attach (3)

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (43), Semi-pro photographer (42), Pro photographer (21)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (101)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Superior to brand-name!

      I purchased this as a replacement for my rather flimsy brand-name lens cap. The aforementioned cap was dropped onto the ground from a height of about 2 ft and one of the springs came...Read complete review

      I purchased this as a replacement for my rather flimsy brand-name lens cap. The aforementioned cap was dropped onto the ground from a height of about 2 ft and one of the springs came out while a plastic catch was broken. The Sensei cap is clearly a beefed-up version with redundancies built in to prevent what happened to my former cap.
      Pro: Although a cheap price, this is not a "cheap" knock-off! I purchased three more of these for my other lenses. Good looking, too.
      Con: With quality like this, I think I would prefer Sensei splash their name across the front! I would have no problem advertising for them for free.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      A serious flaw if using with wide-angles

      I was really looking forward to the center pinch caps, especially for use with lens hoods. However, I was bummed when I realized that the underside of this product isn't hollow, or countersunk...Read complete review

      I was really looking forward to the center pinch caps, especially for use with lens hoods. However, I was bummed when I realized that the underside of this product isn't hollow, or countersunk at all. As a result, if the front element of your lens protudes into the thread region of the lens (like the canon 17-40), this cap will rub against the element. Alternatively, the center-pinch standard lens cap with the Canon 70-300 has a hollow underside which would not press against the glass (not that it's much of an issue with that particular lens). I hope that is clear - a little difficult to describe, but just be careful when you put these on - make sure the underside isn't rubbing against your glass!

      Kind of a bummer, but not a must-have accessory

      Reviewed by 119 customers

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      5.0

      much cheaper, similar build

      By Russ

      from Ames, Iowa

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sensei 77mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap:

          Other than the absence of a Nikon emblem on the front, I don't see a difference between this and my Nikon lens caps that are much more expensive.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Nice!

          By Danny

          from Boston

          Comments about Sensei 77mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap:

          Bought this cap for my B+W circular polarizer. It works as described and is comparable to my Nikon caps. They are easy to use and stay on! I highly recommend!!

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          5.0

          Simple, works, inexpensive

          By CoastalBlue

          from Virginia

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sensei 77mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap:

              Works great on both my Nikon 24-70 and 70-200.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Better than New

              By ThreeCee

              from Bowie, MD

              Comments about Sensei 77mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap:

              Center release for this lens cover makes it better than the factory cover. Works especially well with long telephotos and deep hoods

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              5.0

              77mm center pinch lens cap

              By JW

              from Palisade, CO

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sensei 77mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap:

                  fits nice, easy to use, timely shipping

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Update to my review

                  By toxictabasco

                  from Nevada

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sensei 77mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap:

                      After doing a side by side with a Sigma cap, I found why the Sigma cap was so difficult to attach, and why the Sensei was so much easier to attach.

                      The image below shows the Sensei on the left and the Sigma on the right. The Sensei has a larger area that clips into the lens vs the small area of the Sigma lens cap.

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                      5.0

                      Great Replacement for Sigma Caps

                      By toxictabasco

                      from Nevada

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easily Interchangeable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sensei 77mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap:

                          Like others, I had difficulty attaching the factory 77mm lens cap on the Sigma 17-50mm lens with the lens hood on. This Sensei cap is thicker and easier to attach, and it stays in place. Great replacement.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Nice Lens Cap

                          By ClickItChick

                          from Dickinson, ND

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                          Pros

                          • Easily Interchangeable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Sensei 77mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap:

                              Seems to work great with my new lens.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great replacement product

                              By Smiles

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Sensei 77mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap:

                                  Lost my original lens cap in France. Bought this as a replacement, and it does the trick! No name on the front (as shown), but if you don't care, then it's perfect.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  77mm cap

                                  By Mary

                                  from Tuscumbia, Al

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easily Interchangeable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Sensei 77mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap:

                                      replacing all of my lens caps with this type, so much easier to get off and on.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Excellent Design and Value

                                      By Edward

                                      from Carrollton, Va

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easily Interchangeable
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Macro Photography
                                        • Wildlife Photos

                                        Comments about Sensei 77mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap:

                                        As a replacement cap for those lost in the field.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Save $. Buy this instead of the Canon

                                        By MusicCityShooter

                                        from Nashville

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

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                                              Comments about Sensei 77mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap:

                                              Excellent made durable lens cap. Same quality as Nikon or Canon, but a fraction of the cost. Unless your ego requires you to have to have the Nikon/Canon name emblazened on the front of the lens cap, save your hard earned money and use this excellent quality lens cap.

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                                              5.0

                                              Works Fine

                                              By misterGii

                                              from Monroe, LA

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Rugged
                                              • Strong Construction

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Sensei 77mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap:

                                                  I lost the lens cap for my Canon 24-70 so I decided to give this a try. It's a step up since the pinch design lets me easily put the cap on without removing the lenshood.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Better than Canon

                                                  By Eric

                                                  from Fort Lauderdale, FL

                                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                                        Comments about Sensei 77mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap:

                                                        Better than the canon cap. Get you one.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Fits just fine

                                                        By Bill

                                                        from Tri-Cities, IL

                                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                                        Pros

                                                        • Durable
                                                        • Lightweight

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about Sensei 77mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap:

                                                            Much cheaper than the name brand

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                                                            • No

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                                                            5.0

                                                            Better than OEM from Canon

                                                            By Old Footer

                                                            from Houston

                                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                            Verified Buyer

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                                                              Cons

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                                                                  Comments about Sensei 77mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap:

                                                                  I bought one for each of my lenses. It makes taking off the lens cap so much easier especially when you have the lens hood on.

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                                                                  4.0

                                                                  Good cap

                                                                  By Not

                                                                  from San Diego, CA

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                                                                        Comments about Sensei 77mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap:

                                                                        Does what it's suppose to do. 4 stars because I've only had it for 1 week. If the adhesive doesn't fail within the next 6 months, I will give it a 5 star.

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                                                                        5.0

                                                                        Lowest cost but still a favorite

                                                                        By Revolution Content

                                                                        from Chicago, IL

                                                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                                        Pros

                                                                        • Durable
                                                                        • Easily Interchangeable
                                                                        • Lightweight
                                                                        • Low Cost
                                                                        • Rugged
                                                                        • Strong Construction

                                                                        Cons

                                                                          Best Uses

                                                                          • Lens Filter Protection

                                                                          Comments about Sensei 77mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap:

                                                                          This is my second lens cap from Sensei and it lived up to my expectations. The first one I bought was due to the fact that it was the lowest cost option available and when I got it I was very pleasantly surprised by it's quality.In my mind I like it better than any of the Canon caps that came with my current lenses.

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                                                                          5.0

                                                                          Sensei Lens Cap fits inside hood

                                                                          By Berkeley Bob

                                                                          from Berkeley, CA

                                                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                                          Pros

                                                                          • Lightweight

                                                                          Cons

                                                                            Best Uses

                                                                              Comments about Sensei 77mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap:

                                                                              Lost my lens cap and needed a replacement. This one snaps on easily, even when the lens hood is in place.

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                                                                              4.0

                                                                              Fits the lens I purchased it for

                                                                              By NRC Photography

                                                                              from Nashville, TN

                                                                              About Me Pro Photographer

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                                                                                Cons

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                                                                                    Comments about Sensei 77mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap:

                                                                                    This fits my AF-S Nikkor 17-55mm 1:2.8 G ED lens, which is why I purchased it. It's a little more difficult to pinch on or off than the Nikon caps that came with my lenses, but that's not really a problem.

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