Olympic Photographer Lens Cap Fail

by on August 2, 2012

in Humor

How many of you have ever left your lens cap on the camera and missed an important shot?  (I’m guilty.)

The photographer in the above video had the misfortune of making that mistake in front of TV cameras for the whole world to see.  I hope he still got a keeper or two after he figured out the malfunction.

[via Fstoppers]




1 Granville August 3, 2012 at 2:38 am

Would love to have seen the video-but in the UK it is blocked by the Olympic authorities because “it breaches copyright” !

2 John August 3, 2012 at 3:27 am

looks like its blocked everywhere.

3 leez August 3, 2012 at 3:45 am

It is on you tube,I fell about laughing.He does not even look at the lens to see if the cap is still on!

4 Kevin August 3, 2012 at 3:58 am
5 Eric Reagan August 3, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Thanks Kevin. I used your link to update the embed.

6 Bob August 3, 2012 at 4:18 am

I feel worse for him that he is stuck at that location. Embarrassing that he got busted, but I don’t think that would be a money shot.

7 Andrea August 3, 2012 at 5:26 am


they are obscured the video!

8 Todd August 3, 2012 at 8:47 am

Well everyone has a moment where they make a silly mistake like that. Too bad this guys had his moment in front of the world. Hopefully He is able to laugh about it after the fact. Also thanks Kevin for the link to a working copy of the video.

9 Fried Toast August 5, 2012 at 7:09 pm

There’s one of the reasons why I don’t use lens caps!

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