The best accessory for the LX3, ever.

If you own a Panasonic LUMIX LX3 camera, you need to track down one of these. Its design is inspired by a hinged lens cap Ricoh designed for their GX200. It’s as great an idea as the idea to leave out an auto lens cap is stupid.

Incidentally, Ricoh is now my favorite digital camera maker after getting my GR3. Even if their industrial design team seems stuck in the 80s. Build quality is solid, weight distribution very well-considered, great usability — I thought the LX3 was an instant classic, but the GR3 makes it feel mass-produced. I think it would even hold up against the Leica D-Lux models too, in terms of handling and feeling like something ridiculously expensive.