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    Default Re: Hotshoe cover - is it necessary?

    try this

    http://perfectpixelcameraparts.com/nikon.htm

    but personally, i have had cameras for about 15 years now and have never used a hot-shoe cover, so far my cameras have not short-circuited b4.

    I even shoot in light rain.

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    Default Re: Hotshoe cover - is it necessary?

    Apart from the elements, there is a possibility of the hotshoe holder (if that's what you call it?) getting bent if you happen to knock your camera against something. Happened to my FM2, had a hard time getting it back to shape to fit the flash again.

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    I attended Steven Yee's course too and he said thats the most important part of the camera to protect.. Anyway u guys know of any places selling 3rd parties hotshoe covers? Need it urgently.. Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by melvinmah
    hey was abt to post this when i saw your reply

    i too attended Steven Yee's course, that was what he advised too.

    anyway i went back to my favourite retailer, he claims that hotshoe cover infact will trap moisture so he himself doesn't use it. But since i wanted it, he gave me e original Nikon BS-1 cover anyway. Nice chap
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    Quote Originally Posted by tltan
    His story. His D70 went thru I think 10-13 cycles of 9999 shots. Nothing wrong. He learned a lesson when slight drizzle short circuited his camera after rain got onto the hotshoe.......
    one thing for sure, D70 is not weatherproof and water going into hot shoe? I think it's more likely that the water seeped into the pop up flash than hot shoe contacts. AFAIK, short circuiting the hotshoe contacts doesn't kill the cam.

    Most important part of camera to protect? Think i better gaffer it up later tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaron80
    I attended Steven Yee's course too and he said thats the most important part of the camera to protect.. Anyway u guys know of any places selling 3rd parties hotshoe covers? Need it urgently.. Thanks
    hi aaron, checked out the shops u told me yesterday n couldnt find it...
    if u manage to find it pls let me know. thanks.
    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay
    one thing for sure, D70 is not weatherproof and water going into hot shoe? I think it's more likely that the water seeped into the pop up flash than hot shoe contacts. AFAIK, short circuiting the hotshoe contacts doesn't kill the cam.

    Most important part of camera to protect? Think i better gaffer it up later tonight.
    hmm.. actually went to PP area's 2 shops aaron mentioned to me to find but they dun have 3rd party hotshoe cover. in fact, 1 of the retailers claim that nobody sells it.. unless it comes with some of the Nikon models.

    anyway, conincidentally or otherwise, both shops recommend me to juz cut a cupboard to fit the hotshoe slot n juz slot it in... not sure if it works though...

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    Hehe wat me and my friends do....
    save the $$$, use expired credit cards or old phonecard..... or hard card board...
    trim it to the desired size and waaaalaaaaa..... a DIY hotshoe cover....and no need to worry about it getting lost...hehe ( i lost about 5 already...but there is always spare in my bag!!)

    some photography magazine also mentioned such DIY hotshoe cover...
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    Hey sorry bro, I really heard the guy at TCW said they haf 3rd parties covers, unless I heard wrongly.. Anyway I will help you keep a lookout.

    Quote Originally Posted by derelictz
    hi aaron, checked out the shops u told me yesterday n couldnt find it...
    if u manage to find it pls let me know. thanks.
    Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tangoninazero
    Hehe wat me and my friends do....
    save the $$$, use expired credit cards or old phonecard..... or hard card board...
    trim it to the desired size and waaaalaaaaa..... a DIY hotshoe cover....and no need to worry about it getting lost...hehe ( i lost about 5 already...but there is always spare in my bag!!)

    some photography magazine also mentioned such DIY hotshoe cover...
    hmm.. then i think for now i'll juz sticked to that... haha.. i dun have credit card n old phone cards... can u supply me?

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    Default Re: Hotshoe cover - is it necessary?

    Lords Camera & Watch at Lucky Plaza have one Nikon one (I bought it for $3).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft
    Lords Camera & Watch at Lucky Plaza have one Nikon one (I bought it for $3).

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    thanks dude... but i'm using a FZ-20...

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    Anyone knows if the Nikon one can fit Canon one?
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    Default Re: Hotshoe cover - is it necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    Anyone knows if the Nikon one can fit Canon one?
    yes its generic, i'm using it for my canon. from LORDS too

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    Hey derelictz, since the hotshoe cover is generic, think it will work on FZ20 too..

    Quote Originally Posted by Xing
    yes its generic, i'm using it for my canon. from LORDS too
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    Default Re: Hotshoe cover - is it necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Xing
    yes its generic, i'm using it for my canon. from LORDS too
    how bout for FZ-20?

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    Did we just mentioned that its GENERIC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaron80
    Hey derelictz, since the hotshoe cover is generic, think it will work on FZ20 too..
    alright.. thanks.. LORDS is at lucky plaza isnt it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Ang
    Did we just mentioned that its GENERIC?
    sry sry.. i missed it...

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    Thanks for the inputs and advice, I was thinking about the hotshoe cover as a dust cover instead of a rainproof cover, as it has no rubber seals.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Ang
    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S to you when you short-circuit your camera due to no cheapo hot-shoe-cover which you find a hassle to lose it. 500xhotshoe cover = 1x D50.

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    Default Re: Hotshoe cover - is it necessary?

    Surprisingly low-end DSLRs like the D50 comes supplied with the cover, but a pro body like D2h does not. Or does the manufacturer thinks pro body users know how to take care of the cam better?

    Quote Originally Posted by aaron80
    I attended Steven Yee's course too and he said thats the most important part of the camera to protect.. Anyway u guys know of any places selling 3rd parties hotshoe covers? Need it urgently.. Thanks

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