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    Default Re: Hotshoe cover - is it necessary?

    Yeah, remembered a fellow Nikon user dropped his camera and lens (w/o lens filter) and the lens front screw thread got out of shape that he can't replace the lens cap. Having a lens filter would be like haivng a hotshoe cover physically in this case. :nod:

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwing
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by huggable
    Yeah, remembered a fellow Nikon user dropped his camera and lens (w/o lens filter) and the lens front screw thread got out of shape that he can't replace the lens cap. Having a lens filter would be like haivng a hotshoe cover physically in this case. :nod:
    ouch! tat muz have hurt! heart pain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    It's gd to have a hotshoe cover to protect the contacts from the elements but too bad Canon cams do not come with it. I know some Nikon ones do. Maybe all cams with hotshoe should have this feature. It's better to have this cap than not at all.
    thinking same with u...

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey91
    thinking same with u...
    Thanks! Still looking for one that fits Canon hotshoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    Thanks! Still looking for one that fits Canon hotshoes.
    nikon ones fits canon ones perfectly. i'm using a nikon BS-1 on my canon
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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar
    nikon ones fits canon ones perfectly. i'm using a nikon BS-1 on my canon
    alright i heard its generic (refer to earlier posts)..



    anybody has any idea wat time LORDS closes? which floor of Lucky Plaza is it at?

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    I didn't use a hotshoe cover for my Canon, even shooting under a light shower. As I have a tendency to lose the small parts on my camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huggable
    Yeah, remembered a fellow Nikon user dropped his camera and lens (w/o lens filter) and the lens front screw thread got out of shape that he can't replace the lens cap. Having a lens filter would be like haivng a hotshoe cover physically in this case. :nod:
    you're saying that the hotshoe cover contributes to the strength of the hot shoe in the event of an impact.. woah.. cool stuff.. where did you learn that from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by derelictz
    alright i heard its generic (refer to earlier posts)..

    anybody has any idea wat time LORDS closes? which floor of Lucky Plaza is it at?
    hmmm... tt i aint sure bout wat time it closes... but i went to lords to get e hotshoe cover and e lens cap... if im not mistaken itz #01-97 Lucky Plaza

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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar
    nikon ones fits canon ones perfectly. i'm using a nikon BS-1 on my canon
    Cool thanks! Think i'll drop by CP tomolo to get one!
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    went down to LORDS today... they only have the nikon hot shoe cover which i think is generic... but it wun fit into my FZ20..
    it's the same size... but smth on my hot shoe slot is blking the cover from going all the way in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    Cool thanks! Think i'll drop by CP tomolo to get one!
    i asked 1 of the staff of CP on wed when i went to buy my filter, they told me they dun sell it... maybe u can go str8 to LORDS to get it... at least they cfm have... Nikon 1 tat is, but i think it's generic..

    it's on e 1st floor of Lucky Plaza.. but may be a bit hard to find if u havent been there before... it's quite near the reception, but behind in a kinda ulu corner..

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    No, I did not say that the hotshoe cover "strengthens" the hotshoe. But I definately believe that if a direct impact was applied to the hollow c-section of the hotshoe, having a plastic cover would reduce the damage. Think of punching an empty coke bottle, vs a coke bottle filled with, say, cement.

    My humber take on the matter.

    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay
    you're saying that the hotshoe cover contributes to the strength of the hot shoe in the event of an impact.. woah.. cool stuff.. where did you learn that from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by derelictz
    went down to LORDS today... they only have the nikon hot shoe cover which i think is generic... but it wun fit into my FZ20..
    it's the same size... but smth on my hot shoe slot is blking the cover from going all the way in...
    You can forget about the cover for FZ20.
    I last time tired to find before.
    And btw, if you put the hot shoe cover, the FZ20 got a scensor in the hot shoe
    and it will think that you using external flash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donchua
    You can forget about the cover for FZ20.
    I last time tired to find before.
    And btw, if you put the hot shoe cover, the FZ20 got a scensor in the hot shoe
    and it will think that you using external flash.
    ok.. thanks..
    i've actually given up.. lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tltan
    For the hotshoe cover, you can look for PPCP in Buy/Sell or Consumer corner. I think he has both Nikon BS-1 as well as the third party one.

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    Made in China Nikon BS-1 hotshoe covers are readily available at Lords, Lucky Plaza, for $3 only ... Some say Lords is the only "honest" shop in LP. One things for sure, their BS-1 is very cheap , and James' service is good too

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    Could there be a miniature switch on the hotshoe, such that when depressed by the cover, sends a wrong signal to the cam the presence of a flash? You can probably trim the underside of the hotshoe cover to prevent it...?

    Quote Originally Posted by donchua
    You can forget about the cover for FZ20.
    I last time tired to find before.
    And btw, if you put the hot shoe cover, the FZ20 got a scensor in the hot shoe
    and it will think that you using external flash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huggable
    Could there be a miniature switch on the hotshoe, such that when depressed by the cover, sends a wrong signal to the cam the presence of a flash? You can probably trim the underside of the hotshoe cover to prevent it...?
    im not sure bout tat... i have some problems with an external flash too... cant seem to sync sometimes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by derelictz
    sry sry.. i missed it...
    One particular hot shoe (generic) that seems to fit well in a D70s, couldn't fit all the way in for my FZ30..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hexlord
    One particular hot shoe (generic) that seems to fit well in a D70s, couldn't fit all the way in for my FZ30..
    same particular problem with my FZ20... i was so apologetic to the guy at LORDS who opened a new cover for me to test... in the end cannot fit then i didnt buy...

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