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A100 Hotshoe Cover

Discussion in 'Sony Chat' started by fabs, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. fabs

    fabs Well-Known Member

    I've gone and lost the cover to the hotshoe on my A100.

    1. Is this a real problem (Or is it mostly cosmetic)?

    2. Is it possible to get a spare?

    Thanks.
     
  2. mike_j

    mike_j Well-Known Member

    These things exist solely to get lost. If they really mattered the manufacturers would use a sensible captive slide cover.

    Spares are available via various resellers - try ebay.

    Otherwise just make sure the contacts are clean before using an external flash.
     
  3. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    On the reverse of the viewfinder cover device fitted on the camera strap is a docking place for the hot-shoe cover ....
     
  4. fabs

    fabs Well-Known Member

    Thanks Mike

    I've actually just found one on Jessops website, but it's 28 days delivery and it's not available as collect at store. I'll give them a call tomorrow and see what they can do.
     
  5. fabs

    fabs Well-Known Member

    Now you tell me!

    Oh well. I'll know next time.
     
  6. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Only one of my cameras has a hotshoe cover......and that's DIY job!

    The rest have managed without one for many years. I wouldn't worry about it... :)
     
  7. fabs

    fabs Well-Known Member

    Cheers Nigel

    Only thing is that the Alpha looks strange without one (Way it's designed I suppose). Went into Jessops to inquire but they told me I had to go via the website so I've ordered it and hopefully might get it before New Year. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  8. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    There are a couple on eBay right now.
     
  9. fabs

    fabs Well-Known Member

    Roger, can you post a link, I have searched but only found ones for Canon & Nikon.
     
  10. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

  11. fabs

    fabs Well-Known Member

    Cheers Rog, I've put in a bid!
     
  12. fabs

    fabs Well-Known Member

    And I won it! Less than half of what I would have paid from Jessops! :)
     
  13. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    Well done! :) But will it still be cheaper after my commission :D
     
  14. fabs

    fabs Well-Known Member

    No problem, I'll drop it in next time I'm in Gloucester! ;)

    Thanks again Rog.
     
  15. Steve52

    Steve52 Well-Known Member

    I've also lost mine, but have put a bid in for the other one on e-bay.
     
  16. fabs

    fabs Well-Known Member

    Hope you win it! :D
     
  17. fabs

    fabs Well-Known Member

    I see you're still winning, and at half the price I paid. ;)

    Mine arrived this morning, very impressed, the bidding only ended Monday night! :cool:
     
  18. Steve52

    Steve52 Well-Known Member

    I'll let you know if I win.
    Have recently won on e-bay a Minolta f1.7 50mm and a Minolta Dynax f2.8 28mm lens.
     
  19. Steve52

    Steve52 Well-Known Member

    Hurrah!! Won with a bid of £2.20 with 60p postage.
     
  20. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    That was cheap :) Well done!
     

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