Camera Body Caps

Body caps keep dust and damage from the camera when storing the camera body or when the lens is removed. When storing a camera body separately from a lens, a body cap protects the internal parts of the camera body, to keep out damaging dust and moisture. Body caps are made from a durable polycarbonate plastic to withstand the rigors of daily use. The custom fit and construction are designed to deliver years of protection. Whether out in the field or in the studio, photographers know that protecting the substantial investment in a camera is essential to prolonging its life and usability. A body cap delivers unparalleled protection and ease of use. . Be sure to find the correct lens mount cap for the same great camera lens protection.

Dust Issues
Dust can be a major issue in some environments, especially when you need to change a lens. Some photographers keep a damp cloth inside a plastic bag and wipe the camera surface to remove dust prior to removing the lens.

If you do not immediately attach another lens, use the camera body cap to cut down on the risk of dust entering the camera. However the sensor has focal plane shutter blinds between exposures but dust which gets inside the camera can easily collect on the filter which covers the sensor when during an exposure.

A body cap twists and locks on the camera body creating a positive contact with the perimeter of the lens mount surface to keep out dust and moisture. √

Body Caps
Canon Body Cap
Canon Body Cap
  Choose from EF, EOS, or FD.
General Brand Body Cap
General Brand Body Cap
Replacement  caps to fit most major camera brands.
Minolta Body Cap
Konica - Minolta Body Cap.
Fits any Sony Alpha or Minolta Maxxum type lens. To be used for when the lens is not mounted onto the camera.
Leica Body Cap
Leica Body Cap
. Leica Logo on the cap. Choose from Leica M style or leica R series.
Mamiya Body Cap
Mamiya Body Cap
. Nice body protecting cap, but as with most manufacturer cap, it can be a bit expensive.
Nikon Body Cap
Nikon Body Cap.
Replacement Nikon Logo body cap for all Nikon 35mm format cameras.
Olympus Body Cap
Olympus Body Cap
. The Olympus LR-1 cap fits on the rear of many Olympus lenses

Panasonic Body Cap

For Four Thirds Cameras
Pentax Body Cap
Pentax Body Cap
. Caps for Pentax K, PK & Screw mount
ProMaster Body Cap
ProMaster Body Cap
Replacement caps to fit most major camera brands.
RainbowImaging Body Cap
RainbowImaging Body Cap
Replacement  caps to fit major camera brands.

Samsung Body Cap

For Samsung NX
Sony Body Cap
Sony Body Cap
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The Sony ALC-R55 Rear Lens Cap is a replacement body cap for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum Lenses.
Tundra Body Cap
Tundra Body Cap
Replacement  caps to fit most major camera brands.

Shop for Body Caps at these stores
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Cheap third-party caps don't seal over the edge of the lens mount. These cheap caps simply cover the front without wrapping over. This lets them fit everything, but doesn't do as good a job of sealing the camera against dust and grime.

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