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Olympus VF-1 too tight for hotshoe?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by agentlossing, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    I bought an EP-1 kit with the VF-1, and while it fits perfectly into the EP-1 hotshoe (actually it's a little loose, but not enough to worry about), it seems too large to slide into any of the other hotshoes I have (GX1 and a couple old film cameras). Is this an issue anyone else has run into? I thought of using a screwdriver to widen the hotshoe grooves, but of course I don't want to apply too much force to the top of a camera, and since the mount on the VF-1 is plastic, I don't really want to force that either.
     
  2. Darren Bonner

    Darren Bonner Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 1, 2013
    Poole UK
    I have the VF-1 to, fits the Olympus EPL5 just fine, but I cannot get it into the Panasonic G5 hotshoe, not that I really need to.
     
  3. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    So perhaps Olympus hotshoes have a bit more vertical space than other cameras?
     
  4. Darren Bonner

    Darren Bonner Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 1, 2013
    Poole UK
    It does seem that way, I had a similar problem with the Yongnuo flash triggers, I couldn't push them all the way in at first and wondered why they worked with my EPL5 , but not my G5. :rolleyes: 
     
  5. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    Weird, well, good to know, thanks!
     
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