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richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009Sat 17-Nov-12 11:27 AM
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"Annoying hotshoe cover sorted!"
Sat 17-Nov-12 11:31 AM by richardd300

Dyserth, GB
          

I know this isn't the invention of the 21st Century, but one thing I find frustrating is the V1 hot shoe cover, or rather loosing it! Unlike a dSLR the cover can be secured as it's very close to the strap links.

Just cut some ultra thin beading string, drill a 1mm hole in the centre rear of the cover, tie a knot so it doesn't slip out. Then secure the other end to the strap link.

A very annoying problem solved and as they cost £4 ($6) each + p&p which in most cases is another £4 a cheap remedy. The piece of string bead cord cost 20p a metre. Now, time to sort out the tiny lens cap

Richard


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nwcs Silver Member Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Landscape and Wildlife Photography Nikonian since 15th Jan 2006Sat 17-Nov-12 05:09 PM
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Knoxville, US
          

That's a very nice idea. I've been using gaffer tape but its clearly not a reusable thing like this. Thanks for sharing!

  

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kenuck Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2008Tue 27-Nov-12 04:38 AM
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Burnaby, CA
          

That's a neat idea!

My solution was to keep either the flash or GPS installed at all times, then I don't need the cover.

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