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05-09-2012, 07:11 AM - 3 Likes   #1
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Little hint I thought I'd share

Do you find yourself hitting the flash release button by accident when walking around? Maybe you've pulled your K5 out of your knapsack with your flash popped open? I worry about it possibly getting broken off because of how easily the flash can accidentally pop open from a gentle press of the button.

Most of you probably don't have this minor concern/problem, but for those that do, I've found a solution.

Pentax ships the K5 with a little plastic Pentax branded slide cover over the view finder. Go dig that out of the box in your closet and slide it over the flash hot shoe.

Ta da! No more flash popping open in your bag accidentally.

05-09-2012, 07:19 AM   #2
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Neat idea, thank you for posting.
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And I thought the solution was going to be insulating tape (again!)
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Interesting, it's never been a problem or concern thus far, but what prevents the viewfinder cap from being dislodged?


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@GnipGnop - great idea, I have this issue...

QuoteOriginally posted by WightWalker Quote
Interesting, but what prevents the viewfinder cap from being dislodged?
Do you find yourself worrying about the viewfinder cap that you are using to hold down the popup flash that keeps popping up? Maybe you've pulled your K5 out of the bag and said "Oh Snap, Damn That Cap!" - most of you probably don't have this minor concern/problem, but for those that do, I've found a solution.

QuoteOriginally posted by Col Quote
And I thought the solution was going to be insulating tape (again!)
And, there is the solution...
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Interesting, it's never been a problem or concern thus far, but what prevents the viewfinder cap from being dislodged?

The snug fit combined with it's low profile prevent it from being dislodged.
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@GnipGnop - great idea, I have this issue...



Do you find yourself worrying about the viewfinder cap that you are using to hold down the popup flash that keeps popping up? Maybe you've pulled your K5 out of the bag and said "Oh Snap, Damn That Cap!" - most of you probably don't have this minor concern/problem, but for those that do, I've found a solution.



And, there is the solution...

I keep losing the tape though!
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Hmm, I'm going to try this. When holding the cam in portrait orientation (with the grip and external flash attached), I almost always press the flash release button with my supporting left hand. I was thinking about using "power tape" (though I only have it in silver color which would look quite bad on the black body) lol

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Here's a picture, because everyone like's pictures.
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Here's a picture, because everyone like's pictures.
Neat idea! Good place to keep that cap in case you want to keep stray light from entering from the viewfinder - it would be even better if Pentax would install a viewfinder shutter like the one that was on my T90.
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