Thu 20-Dec-12 11:34 AM | edited 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,Sony HX400V,Lumix ZS40) "I don't read, I just look at pictures" - Andy Warhol
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.
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.