The Mod Cap Saver

July 27, 2010 at 8:20 pm  •  Posted in Cool Gadgets by

I often find it a struggle to keep track of my lens caps when I am busy shooting. Whenever I lose a lens cap, I always promise to myself that I will try harder to keep track of it, so I don’t have to fork out more money on replacements. Luckily, I have found the perfect solution, the Mod Cap Saver. Not only is the Mod Cap Saver the answer to the question “Has anyone seen my lens cap?”, it is also a very cool way to add some personality to my gear.

All D-SLR cameras look virtually the same, so it is refreshing to be able to find something that helps distinguish mine from the rest. Mod Cap Savers come in many different designs including happy faces, stars, skull and cross bones, jewel flowers and more. So far, I have the metal star and the happy face. I keep my happy face cap saver on my standard lenses and the metal star cap saver on my telephoto lens. When my lenses are in my bag, I am now able to figure out which lens to grab faster, because I know which cap saver is on which lens.

The best thing about the Mod Cap Saver is the fact that I have not lost a lens cap since I starting using them. Each decorative Mod Cap Saver disk attaches to the lens cap with a sticky adhesive pad. An elastic band wraps around the barrel of the lens, connecting it to the lens cap. My only beef with using a cap saver is the fact that the lens cap dangles around when shooting. I have been getting used to this, and would rather have a bit of annoyance than lose another lens cap. If you would like to find out more information about the Mod Cap Saver, please visit or


  1. Dee Newman / August 2, 2010 at 10:39 pm /

    Evelyn Drake — You advertised the Hoodman Loupeas a great thing to own for the 3″LCD screens when shooting in bright daylight…….I ordered this and it specifically said it was good for a Nikon and a Canon. Guess what, it does not fit my 3: LCD screen on my Nikon P90….in fact its not even hear the size — now I am stuck with it – no returns allowed………can you advise who else may sell these? The rubber is so hard there is no way in hell it can be stretched to fit.

    Thanks, D

    • Evelyn Drake / August 3, 2010 at 4:42 pm /

      Dear Dee,
      I just tested the Hoodman HoodLoupe 3.0 with the Nikon P90. It will indeed fit over any LCD screen up to 3.0 inches. Just to clarify, The HoodLoupe does not attach to the screen, you can just hold it over the screen when you are viewing your images or histogram. Hoodman also made a product called a FlipUp Cap for LCD Screens made to protect LCD screens. This product was model specific and as far as I know, they did not make one to fit a Nikon P90.
      I am surprised that you were not able to return your HoodLoupe. Where did you purchase it? The Camera Store sells most Hoodman products and we offer a 2 week return or exchange policy on almost all of our products.
      Please let me know if you have any other questions.
      Thank you,

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