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EvaWood
18th June 2010, 06:27 AM
I've nearly lost this a few times, seem to catch it on things and flip it off. Anyone else have this problem - any solution?

snaarman
18th June 2010, 06:44 AM
This isn't an answer really, but what are they for? I preserve mine by taking them off the camera as soon as I unpack it and leaving them in the box. They never go back on the camera until I sell it :)

Thereafter the hot shoe is open to the elements, but that's no problem. I do use my various flash guns on occcasions so I am glad the shoe cover is not fitted. The only small downside is you can catch your jacket on the hot shoe sometimes....


Hot shoe covers? Just say no...
Lens caps. Aaah. Now that's another story entirely :-)

Pete

PS. Spare hot shoe covers: Luton Cameras apparently....

Pensionista
18th June 2010, 07:59 AM
At the risk of sounding an idiot, FWIW, on my E-3, I have my hot shoe cover mounted the opposite way round to how it was when I bought the camera about 15 months ago, i.e with the arrow shape pointing forward. I'd noticed how easily it slid off and on my particular camera, and there is a tiny bit more friction by mounting it this way round. I've had no trouble since, but it might not be applicable for everyone. I can't say the same for the rubber eyepiece though, which has me twitching every time the camera comes out of the bag.

BobS
18th June 2010, 09:15 AM
At the risk of sounding an idiot, FWIW, on my E-3, I have my hot shoe cover mounted the opposite way round to how it was when I bought the camera about 15 months ago, i.e with the arrow shape pointing forward. I'd noticed how easily it slid off and on my particular camera, and there is a tiny bit more friction by mounting it this way round. I've had no trouble since, but it might not be applicable for everyone. I can't say the same for the rubber eyepiece though, which has me twitching every time the camera comes out of the bag.

You're not an idiot, Dave. I've just reversed mine and there is definitely much more grip on the cover. Thanks for the post.*chr

Who's_E
18th June 2010, 10:40 AM
EvaWood,

Gaffa tape!

As I have an Oly radio flash I just cut it so that the onboard flash can pop up to control the flash.

Nick

shenstone
18th June 2010, 11:48 AM
I'm with Pete Snarr

take it off and throw it in a drawer ... they were used in some old cameras for blanking the eyepiece when in B mode

these days they are of little point unless you plan to leave your camera in the rain to rust

Regards
Andy

E-3
18th June 2010, 12:28 PM
I'm with Pete Snarr

take it off and throw it in a drawer ... they were used in some old cameras for blanking the eyepiece when in B mode

these days they are of little point unless you plan to leave your camera in the rain to rust

Regards
Andy

Could`nt agree more! It makes me laugh that we get so many posts on here about people loosing their hot shoe covers, WHY, WHY, WHY do they bother with them! :confused:

wanderer
18th June 2010, 03:01 PM
I pfaffed about losing it until I lost it.
Now I don't have to worry.:)

I'm working on the 'losing the lens cap' bit.

Duncan

E-3
18th June 2010, 03:21 PM
I'm working on the 'losing the lens cap' bit.

Ah! but there is some point to a lens cap ;)

shenstone
18th June 2010, 04:28 PM
Ah! but there is some point to a lens cap ;)

Which is why I bulk buy on occasion from 7 day shop and then I always have a spare

regards
Andy

wanderer
18th June 2010, 09:41 PM
Ah! but there is some point to a lens cap ;)

Its still not going to stop an inanimate object going for a walk.:(

Duncan

EvaWood
19th June 2010, 12:26 AM
Thanks for all the help - this is the first time I've owned a camera with a hot-shoe! I'm happy that I don't need to get hung up on keeping the contact covered up when not in use :)

I'm a bit obsessive about the lens caps too - have them on a string attached to the camera strap. It's the thought of getting a replacement here at the ends of the earth... but makes changing lenses tricky.