Olympus VF-1 too tight for hotshoe?

agentlossing

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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.
 

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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.
 

Darren Bonner

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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:
 

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