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Old May 9, 2017, 1:50 PM   #1
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If you happen to be hiking in White Sands National Monument and you find a little black Olympus flash terminal sync cap, it probably belongs to my E-M1 Mark II, LOL.

I guess I can say, at least it wasn't a strap lug that fell off.

The sloped angle of the body between the strap lug and sync plug allows the strap to scrap alongside the plug and must have been what worked it loose. Just ordered 5 replacement sync cap covers, and may possibly go through them faster than I could imagine.

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Just take a screen in all areas where you shot and sift the sand.
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LOL...

BTW, I got home and tried the sync cap fitted to my old E-1 DSLR and it worked like charm.

Prior to getting home I checked the Olympus website and saw the caps for sale at $7 each, with one review saying they were not the screw on type and only fitted by friction, but I'm not sure that's correct as the cap on the E-M5 Mark II is a screw on.

I also found them at US Camera as "E Series replacements" for $3 each, so I bought 5 of them for future use if/when that happens again.
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LOL...

BTW, I got home and tried the sync cap fitted to my old E-1 DSLR and it worked like charm.

Prior to getting home I checked the Olympus website and saw the caps for sale at $7 each, with one review saying they were not the screw on type and only fitted by friction, but I'm not sure that's correct as the cap on the E-M5 Mark II is a screw on.

I also found them at US Camera as "E Series replacements" for $3 each, so I bought 5 of them for future use if/when that happens again.
I bought caps and covers from US Camera for my E3 when I had it. Much cheaper than Olympus.
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Which when you think about it is still a heckuvalotta money for a dumb little piece of plastic.
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They know you need it so the sky is the limit. Just a plain ole die cast plastic part. Actual cost is likely under 10 cents.
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