Hotshoe cover for E-P3

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by 6x6, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. 6x6

    6x6 Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 12, 2011
    I lost that special piece of plastic in the first hour of use and am now looking for a replacement (the port looks quite vulnerable without it).
    But I cant find the spare part no. of this in black.
    Can anybody help me, please?
  2. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Real Name:
    Maybe you need to check with Olympus customer service.

    FWIW, I just got my replacement at the local Olympus customer service center, but I don't know the part no. I just called and asked if they have the spare part available, and they said yes. I paid roughly US$2.50 for it, but mind you this is HK, where everything is just a few subway stations away...
  3. JJJPhoto

    JJJPhoto Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 8, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    Real Name:
    Jerry Jackson Jr
  4. EP1-GF1

    EP1-GF1 Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 12, 2011
    In the meantime, if you're concerned about something getting into the port, a little no-residue tape might do the trick.
  5. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin .

    Oct 9, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Real Name:
    I don't know if the missing port cover is that big a deal. The data port for something like an iPhone isn't protected.
  6. hinata76

    hinata76 Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 21, 2012
    will have a difference if ur reselling ur camera again. pple will expect a full set.nothing less.
  7. Mogul

    Mogul Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 9, 2012
    Take a kook at the generic part for US$2.95 at:
    Nisha Flash Shoe Cover FSC B&H Photo Video

    Also, I have found that many real camera shops have a few in their "junk" drawer; just ask and they'll probably give you one at a very low price, if they charge you at all.
  8. hinata76

    hinata76 Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 21, 2012
    I got similar ones for usd$.99..seller is based in hong shipping. Actually looking for the real the covers the port slot too.

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