Keep losing D200/D2h suhtter release/sync caps! What to do? How to keep them attached to camera?

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Gpruitt54
Gpruitt54 Forum Member • Posts: 85
Keep losing D200/D2h suhtter release/sync caps! What to do? How to keep them attached to camera?

The Nikon D300 has a really great feature for those caps that protect the shutter release/sync plugs. Nikon attached them to the camera.

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for other Nikon cameras; in my case it's my Nikon D200 and D2h. I keep losing those little caps that cover the shutter release plug ins. I am kind of OCD about keeping those caps in place, but I cannot always keep up with them after removing while using the camera.

Does anyone know of a way to keep those little caps attached to the camera while I'm using the camera? Like I mentioned earlier, the D300 really did it right. I want something like that for my other cameras as well.

Ideas, suggestions, photos of your solutions are all welcomed.

OOPS! looks like I posted this in the wrong forum. Sorry. This should be in the D200/D300 section.

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Nikon D200 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 +4 more
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CaseyJ Senior Member • Posts: 1,826
Re: Keep losing D200/D2h suhtter release/sync caps! What to do? How to keep them attached to camera?

Gpruitt54 wrote:

Does anyone know of a way to keep those little caps attached to the camera while I'm using the camera? Like I mentioned earlier, the D300 really did it right. I want something like that for my other cameras as well.

Ideas, suggestions, photos of your solutions are all welcomed.

A drop of super glue and a thin nylon cord will fix it. Just be sure to attach the cord with super glue while off the camera. Helps give you something to hold on to while unscrewing and replacing the plug. I use a remote often so this really comes in handy.

CaseyJ

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Nikon D40 Nikon 1 V2 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Nikon AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm F2.8 +6 more
overniteman Contributing Member • Posts: 821
Re: Keep losing D200/D2h suhtter release/sync caps! What to do? How to keep them attached to camera?

CaseyJ wrote:

Gpruitt54 wrote:

Does anyone know of a way to keep those little caps attached to the camera while I'm using the camera? Like I mentioned earlier, the D300 really did it right. I want something like that for my other cameras as well.

Ideas, suggestions, photos of your solutions are all welcomed.

A drop of super glue and a thin nylon cord will fix it. Just be sure to attach the cord with super glue while off the camera. Helps give you something to hold on to while unscrewing and replacing the plug. I use a remote often so this really comes in handy.

CaseyJ

That's a pretty good fix. Ingenuity!

Those little caps would always fall off my F-5. I was anal about them also.

Gpruitt54
Gpruitt54 OP Forum Member • Posts: 85
Re: Keep losing D200/D2h suhtter release/sync caps! What to do? How to keep them attached to camera?

CaseyJ wrote:

Gpruitt54 wrote:

Does anyone know of a way to keep those little caps attached to the camera while I'm using the camera? Like I mentioned earlier, the D300 really did it right. I want something like that for my other cameras as well.

Ideas, suggestions, photos of your solutions are all welcomed.

A drop of super glue and a thin nylon cord will fix it. Just be sure to attach the cord with super glue while off the camera. Helps give you something to hold on to while unscrewing and replacing the plug. I use a remote often so this really comes in handy.

CaseyJ

Sweet, what an outstanding idea!  That looks like 550 paracord.  I've got lots of that around the house.

 Gpruitt54's gear list:Gpruitt54's gear list
Nikon D200 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 +4 more
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