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An improvement over the stock cap
on July 31, 2011
This ingenious device is sold under the JJC, Lensmate and Rainbow Imaging name. It's the same cap from all three so buy on price. The cap screws onto the threads around the lens, so it only takes a few seconds to attach. Once attached, it's very secure on the camera and the open blades don't intrude into the picture. I found the standard Olympus lens cap, which tethers to the camera, quite annoying when taking pictures. It always seemed to be blowing around and getting in the way. In the short time I've been using the auto lens cap it has worked as advertised without any problems. However, the cap adds a half-inch to the front of the lens, so the camera does lose a bit of its compactness, but I'm still able to fit it in the cargo pockets of my pants. Also, I'd be disinclined to use a shoulder strap on the XZ when using the auto cap; the three hinges around the front of the cap would likely snag on clothing and anything else the camera brushes against while hanging from the shoulder.