I found a "deal" on a new Nikon Coolpix. It is a quite powerful point and shoot camera. I will have some photos here soon as I learn more of the features. What I did not like about the camera was the lens cap with no way to tether it to the camera. It did not take me long to misplace that lens cap. I did find it today after looking in a half dozen places. I decided I would get it tethered to the camera strap similar to the Canon point and shoot I have been using (and used to shoot photos below).
I first bought a 1/16 inch drill bit. Then I happened to have a broken Edie Bauer crank flashlight and it had a wrist strap. I got that removed and it happened to be about the right length. I drilled two 1/16 inch holes about an eighth of an inch apart with a small lenscap rib between them. I drilled from the inside out which worked well. Photo below shows the inside of the lens cap.
The doubled cord loop was pushed through one hole and back out and then the tether was threaded through the loop. That was a bit of a pain, but a toothpick helped. This is a bit like the Canon cap. I suspect a thin shoelace might work as well and I may ultimately make one of that, but for today, this works. Photo below shows outside of the lens cap.
Why Nikon did not make the lenscap with a tether is beyond me. This is not a cheap camera (some say it is in fact over-priced), and this failure to include a tether appears to be a way of cheaping out and making the otherwise very good lenscap nearly useless in the real world. It is substandard design for any real utility. But, a simple remedy is available if you purchase one of these Coolpix cameras.
***Stay tuned even if this is late afternoon---- Doug Wiken