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Re: [OM] Advice requested

Subject: Re: [OM] Advice requested
From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2022 00:50:33 -0700
On 7/3/2022 3:01 PM, MICHAEL GORDON via olympus wrote:
Well I suppose there are more dire calamities.
My hot shoe cover for the Oly EM1 mkIII is no more.  It had been awol once when 
it traversed the event horizon that is my desk but defying the known laws of 
physics suddenly reappeared.   This time I fear it became dislodged on a high 
plateau in La Palma.

I suppose no one will be surprised to hear that I've looked into this before. 😉

I don't know if the Oly/OMS design is faulty or if the plastic was changed. In any case, they are now fragile. <http://galleries.moosemystic.net/MooseFoto/index.php?gallery=Olympus_List/Posts&image=_7030650-51.jpg>

On the left is the one from my E-M1 II, purchased new when they were dumping some cheap after the III came out. I'll bet the shoe cover hasn't been off more than half a dozen times, for wireless remote, as I haven't ever used flash with it. Even with such tiny use, all indoors, one arm has broken. Next is the still whole one from my OM-1.

I imagine that, with your flash use, an arm broke, which renders it much more 
easily lost.

Next is a Nikon BS-1, simple, unbreakable. Perhaps not quite as secure as an unbroken Oly, better than a broken one. Next is a Panny cover, showing the keeper tab that makes them incompatible with Olys. Finally, how about a bubble level? Cute, secure, and they work.

All of the name brand ones from the usual places, including the 'Bay, are ridiculously expensive. UniquePhoto.com has the Nikons for $2 apiece, but $12.50 shipping. Not so bad if one buys several, as backups. <https://www.uniquephoto.com/nikon/nikonbs1hotshoecoverfornikonslrcameras4731>

Ebay has a Chinese seller with what appear to be meticulous copies, down to the fine details of the mold marks. Maker of the ones for Nikon, sans the name plug in the mold? <https://www.ebay.com/itm/254887699256?hash=item3b587da338:g:ajkAAOSwUwxiL2tz&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAA4Jm0dZT9MwMNjig3UktC9fk8lJRfmCZglTANQ289vdhEHspdgZ3nR%2B%2BDBREU6LsoKIn%2FDjZfyers9tfrOEQNfZ%2BAqdPy7amwO4NHIxG%2FLeJwWu00Q75ZfywtE61zoyO3uP9%2F9kTHeC8wdOt3%2FIyE9BZ0TIykIRoO1PfvkQJItlPN3qEL4EaSzJLui2aUgMCiLuqHHZ7fuM0A1tBFI8E5uJRD8iynP%2FNjFXsf5e726LjonFKZXZkzxq3PDAb1tWxFsznuccI65%2FDOrrHHyVvzh%2B%2BJoWSTKbRhy09n2y8lW7EB%7Ctkp%3ABFBMqLD-7rhg>

Also some that appear to be careful copies of the Olys <https://www.ebay.com/itm/253949445783?hash=item3b20910697:g:vFQAAOSwZZdbbGEm&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAA4HNBvOnoNRdb4XKwb0akCWih%2BiujDGyMO%2FKM8BoFE8QlUCmTnDvs4an5i%2BThmt1ACkW13B05L4QmLxgUomHsqI4sBc1irzD%2B4k2aDoJDlAPjfEG%2Ff3QjNt4VPxTOxIV9S4Sn93QHRZTrJztUlOETy%2BhvsBZMX0UI%2Bw6JWPjVpA8i5Dc0WsPvclJVC1yG2zrGqJuRNbVsB%2B7ejPdvndsCH8oaS9R4mQJKY2a01n4pxcppEX4ejmD92SyuJ41pR6J0BOdOTcsk31oN5427Gn4A1mBybY8M3mmC%2BFzdwV0p2SFS%7Ctkp%3ABFBMjt_99bhg>.

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