Sunday, 16 September 2018

Canon DSLR hot-shoe cover

I'm not sure there's a good reason for having a cover on the flash hot-shoe. I've had cameras for years without any form of cover and they always work when I attach a flash.

There's just something about the exposed contacts, getting dirty, that makes me want to cover them.
Perhaps they just look tidier.

Small plastic covers are available in multi-packs on e-bay for next to nothing. The trouble is that my Canon 750D has a micro-switch that stops the internal flash popping up, if something is in the hot-shoe slot.

The micro-switch is only on one side so my simple solution is to remove enough of the plastic on that side to prevent the switch being depressed.

It's not as secure as having both sides held but it stays in place just fine and the built in flash pops up, when I want it.


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