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View Poll Results: Have you lost your camera flash shoe plastic blank yet?
Yeah - I lost mine long ago! 22 36.67%
No - just checked and it's still miraculously in place! 38 63.33%
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Anyone still got their flash shoe blanking piece?

My E500 one went after a week or two, but my E3 one lasted a couple of months - until yesterday!

What a useless bit of kit!

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Re: Anyone still got their flash shoe blanking piece?

Jim

Lost my E500 and E1 one but for some reason after 4 months still have the one for the E3,must be lucky.
If you look at most peoples cameras when you walk around most have it missing no matter what manufacturer.
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Re: Anyone still got their flash shoe blanking piece?

Lost the E500 one not long before I sold it. Have so far still got the E510 one. My E1 was second-hand and judging by the dust was gone long ago.

Do you think they go to the same place as odd socks and ball point pen caps?
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Re: Anyone still got their flash shoe blanking piece?

Still got mine, only because I removed it and put in a zipped pouch in my bag
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Re: Anyone still got their flash shoe blanking piece?

I lost mine a couple of days after buying my E-510. How I don't know. It feels as if it has lost its right arm.

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Re: Anyone still got their flash shoe blanking piece?

I still have my E3 one, but only because I took it off on day 2 (I think) and left it in the box! For all they help protect it I just didn't want the anguish of loosing it, and I have never managed to damage the E1 hot shoe despite loosing/removing (I don't recall which) it years ago. I do find they arn't a particularly good fit. I think their design has stood still for too long! Although I am relatively happy they are focussing efforts on lenses, sensors etc
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Last edited by emirpprime; 3rd March 2008 at 05:37 PM. Reason: typo
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Re: Anyone still got their flash shoe blanking piece?

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Still got mine, only because I removed it and put in a zipped pouch in my bag
Hey - That's cheating! I hope you didn't vote.

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Re: Anyone still got their flash shoe blanking piece?

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I still have my E3 one, but only because I took it off on day 2 (I think) and left it in the box!
Nope - your vote doesn't count either!

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Re: Anyone still got their flash shoe blanking piece?

Still got both of mine on the E 500 & E 410 but this will probably jinx it now.
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Re: Anyone still got their flash shoe blanking piece?

Still got both of mine too, E-1 and E-3.
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Re: Anyone still got their flash shoe blanking piece?

Still got both mine but do regularly find them in the bottom of the camera bag so its only a question of time.......
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Re: Anyone still got their flash shoe blanking piece?

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Hey - That's cheating! I hope you didn't vote.

Jim
I won't vote either then ...

I have them from my Pentaxes as well as the DSLR's for the same reason as others. why..?

Even caving I never find having one of these on a camera useful at all - in almost every siuation that I may want to protect these contacts I have a flashgun attached

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Re: Anyone still got their flash shoe blanking piece?

mine still lives in a dark corner of my camera bag.
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Re: Anyone still got their flash shoe blanking piece?

You might pay over $8000 for the this 21mp camera. When you play the video look out for the flash plate.

http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-came...ml?tag=nl.e725

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Re: Anyone still got their flash shoe blanking piece?

Might be a good idea to produce one with a locating pin?
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