"V1 Accessory Cover Falling Off" Thu 20-Dec-12 11:36 AM by walk43
I know that others on ALL forums have expressed a problem with the V1 accessory cover coming off too easily and getting lost. Well...I lost mine the 2nd day I had my camera. Does anyone have a good FIX to keep it on???
I know that richard300 showed a solution with a small hole drilled into the cover and tied to the strap mount... so that's one way. Although richard300's solution will work I am afraid that the loop of thread might catch on something sometime and cause me to loose grip on the camera. I tried to put a small piece of 'pick&pluck' foam under the cover and it did make it more snug...but it didn't work. So for now I just leave it uncovered. I also know that there is a cold shoe for the V1 that 'locks' into the accessory port and it is $15... so that would work.... but before I buy one, I am wondering if anyone else has this problem solved???
Dan (Nikon D800 & V2)
"My most rewarding photos are those that capture something I didn't 'see' in the frame....so just SHOOT."
#2. "RE: V1 Accessory Cover Falling Off" In response to Reply # 0
Gaffer tape. Get the right color if you'd like, although for a touch of the eccentric (I call it style ), get a bright color like flourescent yellow or orange. No adhesive residue and easily replaced when you see it's starting to fray.
#4. "RE: V1 Accessory Cover Falling Off" In response to Reply # 0
I just received my replacements from B&H today (I haven't lost the original yet, but I didn't think it would take too long). The replacements lock on much better than the original. I threw the original in a drawer and left the replacement one on the camera.