So.. lost your hot shoe cover yet?

Kade.Sirin

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Literally. I was digging through my camera gear boxes and found the little plastic hot shoe cover for my GF1 sitting right there... I forgot it existed. So what's really the purpose for it, other than protecting the EVF port?
 

WT21

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Lost mine almost day one. Haven't found it yet (thought not at all looking for it).
 

Glenn S

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Lost mine within a week, so I bought two replacements, expecting to lose another but I haven't!
 

StephenL

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Found a Nikon one in the Big Hoose where I work. Fits nicely on the G2 whereas a "generic" one doesn't because of the drop-down lip on them. Of course, I'll have to file the Nikon word off it to prevent confusion!
 

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This is why mine's not on my camera, other uses for the hot shoe, and as you can tell I'm not into flash photography.

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Found a Nikon one in the Big Hoose where I work. Fits nicely on the G2 whereas a "generic" one doesn't because of the drop-down lip on them. Of course, I'll have to file the Nikon word off it to prevent confusion!
Or you could start a new thread with the show us your adapted lens one - show us your adapted hot shoe cover thread!
 

Boyzo

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No I leave mine in permanently
However in fairness to Panasonic it protects the EVF port from dirt ingress
If you have the EXPENSIVE EVF you would be very upset if dirt/dust had got in and the EVF were inoperable.
 

speenth

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Hello Barrie,

I'm intrigued. Where did you get that screen cowl/protector? I can't even Google it!

Steve'
 

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Hello Barrie,

I'm intrigued. Where did you get that screen cowl/protector? I can't even Google it!

Steve'
Hi Steve,

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I've just tried it and it returns a large number of hits, seems to come up with fuji gear at the start so maybe it has been linked to something else now, but it might provide a place to start.
I found that the cover tended to pull away from the bottom when I first fitted it to the camera so I fitted a quick release plate with a catch clamped under it to hold the bottom edge of the protector. It was made from a piece of aluminium angle, you can just see the vertical edge at the bottom of the screen protector.
Hope this helps.

Barrie
 

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Fortunately I haven't taken mine off my GF1 yet, so it should technically stay put. I was surprised to find that when I bought my D90 there was a replacement cover supplied. Seems like no matter what brand camera owner you are, everyone has the same problem of losing it.
 
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