Lost hot shoe cover off EM5

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Ted, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. Ted

    Ted Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 10, 2014
    Tasmania, Australia
    Theo B
    Well, it's finally happened, the hot shoe cover off my EM5 is missing! Just wondering if this actually matters or not/if it effects weather sealing? The port below/behind the hot shoe is still covered.

  2. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    It doesn't make a jot of difference. I have a small plastic box with nine of those covers.
  3. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
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  4. Ted

    Ted Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 10, 2014
    Tasmania, Australia
    Theo B
    Ordered one of those spirit level ones, my tripod doesn't have a spirit level and I find the inbuilt camera one a pain, so it'll be useful to have for landscape work anyway! Thanks.
  5. Mikefellh

    Mikefellh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 7, 2012
    Toronto, Canada
    It's only a shipping cover that's comes on just about every camera with a hotshoe (whether weaterproof or not) that EVERYONE loses at some point. It doesn't offer any weather sealing (unlike the AP2 cover just below the hotshoe which IS a weather seal).
  6. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
    I lost mine too with the e-m10 and replaced with a spirit level one. It's gummy and thick, almost impossible to loose. The only issue is that it blocks the flash so I have to push it out a little to open the flash.
    A file or a cutter should probably solve the problem never found the time, not a big worry.
  7. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Honolulu, HI
  8. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    Do those things actually work or are they a gimmick? The viewfinder level can at least be calibrated.
  9. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    They work, but I never needed them because my tripod has one built in.
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