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Nikon BS-1 Hot Shoe Cover for Nikon SLR Cameras USA

B&H # NIBS1 Mfr # 4731
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The Nikon BS-1 fits into the hot shoe of all Nikon SLR cameras and helps to keep out dust and moisture from the hot shoe.

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NikonBS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover
 
4.8

(based on 156 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (133)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (115)
  • Lightweight (96)
  • Durable (76)
  • Reliable (73)
  • Strong construction (14)

Cons

  • Easy to lose (8)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (61)
  • Travel (41)
  • Landscape photography (18)
  • Macro photography (16)
  • Studio (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (96)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (64), Semi-professional (29), Photo enthusiast (16), Semi-pro photographer (9), Professional (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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Great for its intended use but that is not why I bought it.
Instead of an eyepiece shield, which is unwieldy, I fastened a small piece of black felt to the...Read complete review

Great for its intended use but that is not why I bought it.
Instead of an eyepiece shield, which is unwieldy, I fastened a small piece of black felt to the cover. Now I have an eyepiece shield that I can flip out of the way to use the eyepiece or flip down to cover the eyepiece. I use the cover generally and for photographing youth sports outdoors. The camera is on a tripod and can only pan. Sighting along the lens is more than adequate and I have the benefit of a stereoscopic view of the action - makes it easier to anticipate peaks in the action.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Only for Nikons

Someone at a different website said that this hot shoe cover will also work for Canon DSLRs. That person was wrong. This cover only partially fits my Canon EOS D5 Mark II. It...Read complete review

Someone at a different website said that this hot shoe cover will also work for Canon DSLRs. That person was wrong. This cover only partially fits my Canon EOS D5 Mark II. It will not completely insert into the hot shoe because the shape of the tab on one end of this cover does not conform to the shape on my Canon and ends up getting stuck before the cover can completely insert into the hot shoe. Also, after having physically examined the cover, I have to question whether it is truly waterproof. If it is not, then even a small moisture leakage into the hot shoe with the cover inserted can potentially cause more damage than not having a cover at all, since a cover can impede the moisture from drying out. With no cover, the moisture can dry out more quickly, minimizing any corrosive damage. In any case, my Canon's hot shoe, as are Nikons', is waterproof, so if it ever gets wet, I just need to wipe it up and let the natural air-dry do the rest.

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5.0

Works well

By Cris

from Fort Collins, CO

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel

    Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

    The hot shoe cover works well with my new D810

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Works on my Sony a6000

    By Tom

    from USA

    Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

    This works on my Sony a6000. Why doesn't this come with the camera?

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    5.0

    Does what you'd expect

    By Charlie

    from Glenville, NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

        Used on a D750 as it did not include one.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Good

        By JSL

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

          I like to cover up my hot shoe mount when nothing is mounted, and this does a great job of it. I don't know why cameras don't ship with them in the box.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Does the job

          By Hongtao

          from Kirkland

          Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

          basic and useful

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          4.0

          Saves snags

          By PhotogDoug

          from Plymouth, MI

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

              If it was important I guess Nikon would have shipped it with the camera. It makes the top of the camera look cleaner & saves snagging the shoe rails on your clothes.Such a small item & black. Its going to be hard to keep track of.

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              • No

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              5.0

              replacement

              By Nikon johnboy

              from Bowie, Md

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                  It's good to know when you loose small parts. B&H has quick and easy replacements.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Outstanding Service

                  By SLBPT

                  from Florida

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos

                      Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                      All my dealings with B and H have been exceptional. Sales people are helpful and the information provided is very useful.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Simple flash hot shoe protector

                      By Gene the Photo Enthusiast

                      from Boston, MA

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Pack
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                          There is not much to say about this product. It is designed to protect the hotshoe of Nikon DSLR cameras. It does the job pretty well.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Perfect fit

                          By Mr. Paul

                          from San Gabriel, CA

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                            Cons

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                                Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                                Perfect fit. It'll be nice if the price includes free shipping.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great protection

                                By SDBob

                                from San Diego, CA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

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                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                                    I always worried a bit about water damage and contaminants on my hot shoes. This gem solves the problem. When you are using strobes, just put the BS-1 in the strobe bag to keep from loosing it.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover by Nikon

                                    By Karkulka

                                    from SF Bay Area

                                    About Me Photography Student

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                                        The cover keeps dust out from the hot shoe.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        A Must Have

                                        By HeavyEd

                                        from Michigan

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                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Pack
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                                            A must have for me.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Exactly is what it is.

                                            By Emma M

                                            from Mesa, AZ

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Pack
                                            • Easy to Use
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                                                This is a replacement piece for the hot-shoe cover that comes standard with Nikon bodies. It does exactly what it is designed to do. It's an inexpensive replacement for an easily lost item.

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                I always misplace these!

                                                By TiTANTA

                                                from San Jose, CA

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                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Pack
                                                • Easy to Use
                                                • Lightweight
                                                • Reliable
                                                • Strong Construction

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                                                    OEM equipment. Perfect fit. D810 didn't come with one so I picked up this. It does fit in a tad snug but that's a non issue. I used the one from my D7100 and it was also snug. So, I am willing to bet the spring on the D810 hotshoe is a little bit stiffer. I don't really shoot in conditions where this cover would matter, but I do like the look of the camera better with the hotshoe cover on!

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                                                    • No

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Does The Job

                                                    By Jay

                                                    from WIsconsin, USA

                                                    Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                                                    I don't really think it's needed but was cheap enough to throw on bodies being stored.

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                                                    4.0

                                                    economical protection

                                                    By wafer

                                                    from NJ/FL

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                                                    A very economical item that does provide some level of protection to the hot shoe area. It is very easy to misplace and lose due to its small size. It probably isn't a necessity to have since the new Nikon D810 cameras do not seem to come with one, however it does provide some degree of protection to dust and moisture. It could be better in that it could be made of a rubber material as the covers are on the D4 and similar level Nikon cameras. Still, I do feel it is better having one on than not.

                                                    This was a replacement for the one I had on my D800e.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Extra Part

                                                    By Dave

                                                    from Vermont

                                                    Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                                                    I just needed a spare part for my D7000 and again, same old great and fast B and H service

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Useful

                                                    By Bill from Kansas

                                                    from Kansas

                                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Pack
                                                    • Easy to Use
                                                    • Reliable
                                                    • Strong Construction

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Family Photos
                                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                                      • Travel

                                                      Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                                                      These little things are good to have as protection for hot shoe. But, they're very easy to lose. Purchased this as a backup one. Easy to find and purchase at B&H.

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                                                      • No

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                                                      5.0

                                                      We all lost this

                                                      By SAK632

                                                      from New Jersey

                                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easy To Pack
                                                      • Easy to Use
                                                      • Lightweight
                                                      • Reliable
                                                      • Strong Construction

                                                      Cons

                                                      • Easy to loose

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Protection

                                                      Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                                                      LOL who has not lost the hot shoe cover, I always have 2 or 3 on hand. Protecting the hot shoe is important and the having extras on hand is a good idea.

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