Thing is, if I'm going 'flash equipped', I'll have my FL-600R with me. I might want to do some remote control flash too. So I'll have to take the whatever-its-called-free-complimentary-flash that came with my EM-5. So I'll have umpteen little bits of plastic to remove from the camera and flash. Hot shoe cover, cover for the accessory socket just under the hot shoe, cover on the FL-LM2. Do I really need to leave those on when I'm not using whichever hole it is? Can't I just take them off, put them in the original packaging (which I always keep anyway), and get them out when I come to sell. I mean, back in the good old days hot shoes never had covers. I'm not covering a civil war or hunting down near to extinction species in the amazon/arctic. How dirty are these things ever going to get?