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timboo 18th November 2015 09:09 PM

Hot shoe cover
 
I have finally lost my hot shoe cover and been looking for a replacement.

i notice online they dont have as big an overhang are some better than others?

Found this for example.


Olybirder 18th November 2015 10:18 PM

Re: Hot shoe cover
 
I think the extended 'tail' on the original is designed to protect and retain the accessory port cover, which plays a part in keeping the camera splash proof.

I got fed up with losing my hot shoe cover every few months and after hunting around at home I found a neoprene O-ring/seal about 45mm in diameter and 2mm thick. I stretched this around the viewfinder hump, tucking it below the Olympus logo at the front and over the tail of the cover at the back. I fitted it over a year ago and haven't lost a cover since. As it is black it is hardly noticeable when in place on the camera.

I don't know where it came from but I think it is probably a plumbing item which I bought from B&Q or Wickes.

Ron

timboo 19th November 2015 12:14 AM

Re: Hot shoe cover
 
do u by any chance have a pic?

Olybirder 19th November 2015 12:19 AM

Re: Hot shoe cover
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by timboo (Post 366698)
do u by any chance have a pic?

I don't at the moment but I will try to take one when I have got another camera working to shoot it with. I might need to charge the battery for my E510 or E30. :)

Incidentally I bought my spare covers from Luton Cameras and they were very helpful.

Ron

Barkly 19th November 2015 01:07 AM

Re: Hot shoe cover
 
I bought 4 on ebay for about $A10 delivered from China.

timboo 19th November 2015 05:47 AM

Re: Hot shoe cover
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Barkly (Post 366703)
I bought 4 on ebay for about $A10 delivered from China.

u got a link by any chance or are they the same as ones i put on original post.

Barkly 19th November 2015 06:32 AM

Re: Hot shoe cover
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by timboo (Post 366708)
u got a link by any chance or are they the same as ones i put on original post.

No. Yours are Amazon. These were from China.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BS-1-Hot-...4AAOSwDk5Tv1St

MarkG 19th November 2015 09:32 AM

Re: Hot shoe cover
 
I reckon someone should buy a job lot of 100 and then post them out for 1 each.

Olybirder 19th November 2015 11:56 AM

Re: Hot shoe cover
 
Here are a couple of pics of my Blue Peter-style hot shoe cover retainer, as mentioned above. I can't believe how dusty the camera looks in these shots. It's not that bad in real life honest. :)



Ron

timboo 19th November 2015 01:08 PM

Re: Hot shoe cover
 
many thanks get what u mean now, good idea just need to find an official shoe now im sure i will have some of those washers kicking around somewhere. Can imagine olympus charging the earth.

BobS 19th November 2015 06:27 PM

Re: Hot shoe cover
 
I purchased 5 spirit level bubbles on eBay that fit the shoe and cover the contacts. I think they cost 99p delivered from China! At that price.................!

timboo 19th November 2015 10:58 PM

Re: Hot shoe cover
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BobS (Post 366762)
I purchased 5 spirit level bubbles on eBay that fit the shoe and cover the contacts. I think they cost 99p delivered from China! At that price.................!

seen them on ebay they look ok. Think mine always falls off putting camera in case. Well the original one anyway doh.

Bargain price.

Graham_of_Rainham 14th January 2016 04:29 PM

Re: Hot shoe cover
 
Five for 99p

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lot-5Pcs-B...0AAOSwHnFV1X9k

timboo 14th January 2016 06:36 PM

Re: Hot shoe cover
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Graham_of_Rainham (Post 373265)


ta do u think they will ever arrive from hong kong?

Graham_of_Rainham 14th January 2016 10:13 PM

Re: Hot shoe cover
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by timboo (Post 373282)
ta do u think they will ever arrive from hong kong?

I buy lots of stuff from eBay that comes from HK. So far as I recall it all arrived.

If you want me to buy some and sell them on for 1 inc P&P I will :D


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