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Give your Camera protection against Dust and Moisture by adding a weather seal that integrates with all of your lenses!
Give your Camera protection against Dust and Moisture by adding a weather seal that integrates with all of your lenses!
607 backers pledged $19,921 to help bring this project to life.

The Dust Donuts are on their way to your Camera Bag!

 Great news everyone I dropped off the Dust Donuts at my post office yesterday and they are now on their way to the backers!

 I have posted a quick installation video that I encourage all backers to watch prior to installation. The Dust Donut has an adhesive that keeps it secured to your lens mount and like most adhesive products can only be applied once with optimum holding power, any attempts at re applying may or may not be as effective as the adhesive will be reduced in effectiveness much like a screen protector for a phone or Camera body LCD. Please feel free to post any questions you may have and I look forward to you all receiving your Dust Donuts! Thank you!


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      Graeme King on November 5, 2013

      Although I was initially very happy with the DDs, in cold conditions such as in Northern Canada this week the rings went hard and loose. Also the glue failed and peeled off. So I have removed them.

    2. Dorothea Gosling on August 27, 2013

      Tyler - I still haven't received the DDs - I'd like an update please.
      Thank you

    3. Andreas Martin on July 26, 2013

      Received my DD and put them on two lenses as instructed. After letting them sit a day they came off after one usage. (normal european climate nothing special in terms of temperature or humidity)

      FYI: The so called glue is way to weak. What can I do? Anyone with glue suggestions so I can DIY fix this?

    4. Sean Crawford on July 23, 2013

      Hi Tyler- Have not received anything here in SF yet. Thanks.


    5. Dorothea Gosling on July 19, 2013

      Hi Tyler, nothing here yet either. Any idea of the ETA? Many thanks

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      Stephen D Bodayla (deleted) on July 11, 2013

      The adhesive on my DD mostly came off with the backing paper. Can you tell me how to obtain a replacement? Great product idea, BTW- I'm still glad I was a backer.

    7. Katie Sutton on July 3, 2013

      I don't have my Dust Donuts yet. Have left it nearly a month to allow for international shipping, but I'm pretty sure I should have it by now...

    8. Matthew Poon on June 23, 2013

      I've done what Ryo Ishikawa, and installed the dust donut with the lens cap on. Going to leave the lenses as they are for a few days and hopefully they stay in place. See how we go after that..

    9. Michał Obuchowski on June 20, 2013

      Uh - after 2 days of leaving it on my 50mm 1.4 it still comes off the moment I take it off the camera, I'm afraid :( looks like whatever adhesive is left there after the paper is removed, is not enough to keep it from folding up :(

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      David Chin on June 20, 2013

      I made the same mistake another person did and mis-measured he metal collar on my Tamron lens. As a result the dust donut was not able to adhere to the lens. My fault for not being more careful when measuring. Really disappointed because I really wanted to completely weather seal my set up. I'll be hanging onto it though and hopefully it will fit any future lens I purchase.

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      Dean Halverson on June 20, 2013

      I now have two $30 rubber bands. At least my daughters pony tails will be weather proof.

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      Tofa Kagurabadza on June 19, 2013

      One of mine went on easy, but the 2nd one's adhesive came off with the white tape. Can i return for a replacement?

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      Dean Halverson on June 17, 2013

      Donut arrived today and my adhesive also came off when the white film was removed. How can I receive a replacement. Installation is tricky. Having the lens cap on during installation helps.

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      Gilles Dartiguelongue on June 16, 2013

      The donuts arrived on wednesday and I am happy I got some more as spare since installing really isn't a piece of cake :) It looks like mounting with the cap on is a good trick, I will try it later.

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      Jonathan Yuen on June 15, 2013

      It looks like I misinterpreted what part of the lens mount to measure when I backed the project. The Donut won't adhere properly to my Sigma 17-50 2.8 EX OS lens because the metal part that the Donut is supposed to affix to is only about 0.75-1 mm in height! :( (In comparison, it looks like the lens mount in the instructional video is roughly the same height as the Donut!)

    16. Norberto (BJ) Del Rosario on June 14, 2013

      Hi Tyler, I just tried to install one of the dust donuts I got on my 135L lens. There still seems to be quite a gap between the lens and the dust donut, and also the body and the dust donut. Also the dust donut has started to come off as well after taking it out of my camera bag... Is there some way to fix this?

    17. Ryo Ishikawa on June 14, 2013

      Can I just add, I found it a LOT easier to install with the rear lens cap left ON.

      I tried it without the lens cap at first but it just kept rolling off the lens. It just wouldn't stay in place.

      I just did an installation on my EF 40mm STM pancake lens and I kept the rear lens cap ON. it gave the edge just a tiny bit more thickness to stop the Dust Donut rolling up and off the mount where it needs to stay. It made the dust donut so much easier to stretch around the lens mount edge.

      After it was seated properly, i applied pressure with my fingers all around the dust donut pushing it down for a minute or two, than gently (very gently) took the lens cap off, and mounted the lens to a camera body, where i left it over night or about 48 hours (since I didn't need the lens for a while).

      Perfect installation.

      Hope it helps people having a little trouble.

    18. Joshua Cummings on June 13, 2013

      Had the same problem applying on my girlfriend's Canon lenses. One of the Dust Donuts is ruined now. Is there a trick for lenses that don't have the metal lip?

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      David Gray on June 12, 2013

      Got mine today (6/12). Can't wait to install it. Thanks

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      Mathew Medeiros on June 12, 2013

      The donut went on fairly easily on the Canon 17-55mm, but was a horrible mess on the Tokina 11-16. The lip on the lens mount is so small that the donut never stuck in place, and eventually the adhesive peeled off the donut itself, leaving goo all over my lens mount. The donut is toasted. I don't understand why the adhesive is on the inner lip towards the lens mount, rather than the larger, flatter surface of the lens body.

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      Robert S Mckern on June 11, 2013

      Got my dust donuts yesterday, thanks, hope to hear from you again.

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      Eric Diamond on June 11, 2013

      I think you sent me the wrong size donut. The unit that I received has a diameter that is too large for my Canon lenses. :(

    23. Tyler Sterbentz Creator on June 10, 2013

      Great to hear they made it to you Tom. Im sorry to hear about the adhesive I will message you concerning a replacement. Thank you

    24. Tom Robinson on June 10, 2013

      Got my Dust Donuts today. One of them went on easily, but the adhesive on the other came off on the white protective tape...

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      Robert S Mckern on June 8, 2013

      Thanks for always keeping us posted. Look forward to using them.
      Robert Mckern