A patent filed by Nikon in 2009 has recently become public. The patent describes a specific way to attach your lens cap to your camera strap. Based on the comments in the PetaPixel post, it seems there are already many camera manufacturers using a similar technique. This patent will probably force other companies to think of a different solution to this common nuisance.
Patent Publication No. 2011-133717
- 2011.7.7 Published
- 2009.12.25 filing date
- Lens cap is removed when no longer needed
- Providing a lens cap nails to push buttons
- Attached to the lens when the lens cap, the force of the spring, the strap tabs are kept