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Just ask Leica for a replacement cap. It is that easy. Mine did not have any problem. 

Warranty exists. Just use it. And stop complaining. 

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Mine was also very loose and knew it was only a matter of time before I lost it. I removed the original lens hood (and cap) and replaced it with the Overgaard lens hood and a standard 49 mm lens cap. 

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A couple of options:

1) Just don’t use the cap.  Seriously, this is a perfectly workable solution if you leave the lens hood on.  You’ll need to clean the front element every now and then, but that’s hardly difficult.

2) If you really stress over cleaning the lens, add a UV filter and leave off the lens cap.  Every now and then you’ll run into a subject where reflections/halos are an issue with the filter, but those are rare and you can just take off the filter.  For example, I wouldn’t include a lit crystal chandelier in my image if I had a UV filter on the lens.  99.9% of the time, though, a UV filter does no harm.

3) You could try adding a little flocking paper or thicker felt, but It might not be super easy to get the original felt out first.  Depends on the glue job.  Haven’t tried this with the Q2, but I’ve done it on a few telescope dew shields.  Harder than it looks to get a “clean” result.

4) I actually tightened mine up enough just by bending it.  Just put it on a counter top and leaned on it a bit.  Worked great, but you’d be running the risk of destroying the cap. I was happy to take that risk since the cap was otherwise useless and already dinged  up from falling on rocks and concrete.  If yours is already dinged up, too, this might be worth a shot.  Mine is now snug, and it is not noticeably deformed.

Edited by Jared

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9 hours ago, nicci78 said:

Just ask Leica for a replacement cap. It is that easy. Mine did not have any problem. 

Warranty exists. Just use it. And stop complaining. 

 

I'm not complaining, I'm looking for a solution to a problem.  It didn't seem like a warranty issue but a design issue.  Given the replies on this thread, if yours fits properly, it's one of the very few that does.

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You only get complaining people on the forum. Leica are more than happy to exchange you defective lens cap. Try this way first. 

It is just Leica Q launch once again. 4 years ago some early Q were plagued with the same cap problem. Leica tighten everything and loosed cap problem was gone. 

Q2 has a larger aperture ring. Lens cap should have been modified. Sadly some of you (not the majority) are experiencing this loosed cap issue again.

Just exchange the lens cap and it will be solved. 

 

Edited by nicci78

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The lens cap on the Q is hopeless. I use a UV alter on the lens and the lens hood. Together they provide enough protection.

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