I’ve really been enjoying my new Ricoh GR III camera for beautiful shots of adventures around town with my wife and capturing peaceful moments at home with our corgi. It’s a great camera that captures incredible sharp images while looking like an inconspicuous point-and-shoot camera that doesn’t attract much attention.
While reading up on the GR III when I was making the decision to buy one, I read that this camera is susceptible to dust getting in the lens and sensor assembly. A big concern of mine was making sure I could keep my camera in pristine condition, so I decided to do some research on the best ways to keep it clean.
I found some lens caps that I could throw on the camera but I felt like they cost way too much for what I was getting. So I set out to make my own with my 3D printer. I designed and printed a custom lens cap that has a nice tight fit and helps to keep my camera clean and free of debris.
But the plain black 3D printed plastic was just a little too boring for my tastes. So I decided to add a little pizzazz!
I tapped into using my new Cricut with some white vinyl and made a custom design that I think looks pretty sharp. With the help of a nice, chunky font I get to express what I plan on using this camera for the most: Snapshots! And with a little bit of clear coating, this design should last for a long while.
What do you think?