Lost battery grip terminal cover.

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  1. Menthol

    Menthol TPF Noob!

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    I know its a relatively small problem but it drives me nuts.

    Lost the pastic thing that comes with original sony a77 battery grip. Its a terminal cover that protects the metal contacts on the battery grip bit that goes into the camera. Desperately need to keep those terminal protected but sadly no one seems to sell the terminal covers.

    Open to practical suggestions. I have a small pastic bottle (film roll tube) but the thing doesn't clip on and stay in place.

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    SCraig Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Scotch #33 electrical tape?
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Or just put the whole thing in a plastic bag (or tape a small plastic bag on the end)...
     
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    robbins.photo Yup, It's The Zoo Guy Supporting Member

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    Buy a bag of small balloons. That way you have your cover and tons of backups, estimated cost at hobby store roughly 60 cents.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    I head to BocaPhoto.com for stuff like that, but I don't think they do Sony.
     
  6. Fox_Racing_Guy

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    Are these what you are looking for? If you didn't live oversea's I would send it to you for free. Simple solution, don't take the grips off..

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    You can probably buy the part on E-Bay.

    Ive got a bunch of old Canon film SLRs where the battery door snapped off - I managed to get the parts on ebay.
     
  8. Menthol

    Menthol TPF Noob!

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    I am in the UK. But am willing to pay for postage and packaging.

    Surely I would sleep better afterwards.

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