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It's Gotta Go!

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  • It's Gotta Go!

    Boo Hoo! My beautiful, pristine, E-M5 is showing signs of wear!

    To be accurate, the paint is starting to be rubbed off at the very front corners of the hot shoe.

    Caused, no doubt, by the way I carry it on a Y-Strap. This mean the top of the "pentaprism" rubs on my trouser seat.

    I didn't know my backside was THAT rough
    Stephen

    A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

    Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

    My Flickr site

  • #2
    not a cheap plastic camera!"

    BTW With a backside that rough you now know where best to strike a Swan Vesta!
    John

    "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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    • #3
      Re: Come to me, baby!

      NO!
      Stephen

      A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

      Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

      My Flickr site

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      • #4
        Re: Come to me, baby!

        Originally posted by StephenL View Post
        NO!
        Well, it was worth a try!

        In 10 year's time there'll be a glut of them on ebay for about two hundred quid!
        John

        "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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        • #5
          Re: Come to me, baby!

          Originally posted by Zuiko View Post
          Well, it was worth a try!

          In 10 year's time there'll be a glut of them on ebay for about two hundred quid!
          Sounds like a better investment than bricks and mortar, then
          Stephen

          A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

          Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

          My Flickr site

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          • #6
            Re: Come to me, baby!

            Originally posted by StephenL View Post
            Sounds like a better investment than bricks and mortar, then
            Not sure about bricks and mortar, but certainly a better investment than most shares.
            John

            "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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            • #7
              Re: It's Gotta Go!

              Don't mention HOW the paint was rubbed off : your price might plummet.

              Waxing is always an option.

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              • #8
                Re: It's Gotta Go!

                Originally posted by Ulfric M Douglas View Post
                Don't mention HOW the paint was rubbed off : your price might plummet.

                Waxing is always an option.
                Stephen's b*m or his camera?
                John

                "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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                • #9
                  Re: It's Gotta Go!

                  Originally posted by Ulfric M Douglas View Post
                  Don't mention HOW the paint was rubbed off : your price might plummet.

                  Waxing is always an option.
                  I'm allergic to Turtle Wax
                  Stephen

                  A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

                  Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

                  My Flickr site

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                  • #10
                    Re: It's Gotta Go!

                    The thread title is 'It's Gotta Go....' You can't be talking about the camera. So it must refer to...

                    Tell us you're not having plastic surgery?!!
                    David

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                    • #11
                      Re: It's Gotta Go!

                      That would need Plastic Padding, not plastic surgery!
                      Stephen

                      A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

                      Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

                      My Flickr site

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                      • #12
                        Re: It's Gotta Go!

                        do you mean you REMOVED the hot shoe cover? I know most people lose them or throw them away but so far I have managed to hold on to mine as I'm convinced it will add at least 10% to the resale value of the camera -not that I would ever consider selling the E-M5 of course.......

                        David

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                        • #13
                          Re: It's Gotta Go!

                          Originally posted by dko22 View Post
                          do you mean you REMOVED the hot shoe cover? I know most people lose them or throw them away but so far I have managed to hold on to mine as I'm convinced it will add at least 10% to the resale value of the camera -not that I would ever consider selling the E-M5 of course.......

                          David
                          No, no. The plastic cover is still in place. But the metal of the hot shoe isn't covered by the plastic. Only the terminals are covered
                          Stephen

                          A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

                          Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

                          My Flickr site

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                          • #14
                            Re: It's Gotta Go!

                            I agree with Zuiko....its a statement; gives it character.....there is a current trend to do this artificially on new electric guitars to give them a look of provenience/history/character.....maybe thats the next step after retro styling.

                            what do you mean its gotta go anyway?
                            see my blog... http://www.rps.org/my-rps/portfolio
                            and flickr page...http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianvickers/

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                            • #15
                              Re: It's Gotta Go!

                              You'll just have to stop wearing the lederhosen Stephen.

                              Ron

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