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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 138 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (119)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (105)
  • Lightweight (86)
  • Durable (76)
  • Reliable (66)
  • Improves function (11)

Cons

  • Easy to lose (8)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (61)
  • Travel (39)
  • Landscape photography (18)
  • Macro photography (16)
  • Studio (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (83)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (64), Semi-professional (29), Photo enthusiast (8), Professional (8), Semi-pro photographer (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Make an Accessory

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

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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • 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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    5.0

    You need this

    By David

    from Chicago Area

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

      If you want to try to keep your hot-shoe protected, you'll want to buy what Nikon refused to furnish for the D810. Even if you have another Nikon model, you'll want to buy this replacement hot-shoe cover to keep particles out of the hot-shoe.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Doesn't come with a D810

      By Ron in NYC

      from NYC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

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        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

            I suppose these covers are useful. All other Nikon bodies I have owned came with them. I bought it to preserve symmetry with the two other bodies (D800 & D7100) I still have. Probably an unnecessary purchase.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            It fits

            By JeffP

            from Miami,Fl

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                I use these for all my Nikon and Fuji cameras

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                5.0

                excellent item

                By Dan

                from Frisco, TX

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                    I lost the hot-shoe cover for D7100 and this fit perfectly.
                    I also use this for D810 since it doesn't come with hot-shoe cover.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    It works

                    By Mixed Media

                    from CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                        I bought this because another reviewer and written that it works with the Sony a6000. It fits exactly as they had described and sticks off the back just a bit, but not too badly. It's a good inexpensive option for those looking for a hot-shoe cover for their Sony a6000.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Fits Great

                        By Jess

                        from Asheville, NC

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                            As it says, and fits great.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great for Fuji X series

                            By pobah

                            from Philadelphia, PA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                                Bought this to cover a hot shoe on a Fuji X series camera, works great and will certainly keep dust out. No obstruction and perfect fit.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

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                                5.0

                                Hot Shoe Cover

                                By carrier34

                                from Florida

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                                  This is a good product,covers the contacts in your Hot Shoe. Protects from dust damaging the contacts.

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                                  4.0

                                  Fits Sony a6000 pretty well

                                  By turboboost17

                                  from Albany, NY

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                  • A little long

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use

                                  Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                                  Not a completely pushed in, but NOT sticking out past the front surface, so it shouldn't catch. No interference with the shoe thinking a flash is connected.

                                  Definitely better than Nisha FSC as that item didn't cover the shoe contacts completely.

                                  The Sony shoe cap still hasn't been released in the US yet.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Does what it's supposed to

                                  By rosshj

                                  from Vancouver

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                  • Price

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use

                                  Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                                  Really it's like 1 cent worth of plastic, but it does the job. Guess I marked it down one star for [$]

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Does what it supposed to

                                  By Ccp

                                  from valpo, chile

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                                        it is what was supposed to be ... nothing more and nothing less: D

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                                        5.0

                                        best hot shoe cover ever.

                                        By Gregorio

                                        from Rochester, ny

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                                            If you're using it you'd have have to pack dirt and electrolytes under it in order to get bad results.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Replacement

                                            By Camera Bug

                                            from Jacksonville Alabama

                                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Everyday use

                                              Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                                              I use this to protect my Hot Shoe connection.

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Nikon Fits Canon

                                              By Seychells

                                              from NY, NY

                                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Reliable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Everyday use
                                                • Home
                                                • Landscape Photography
                                                • Macro Photography
                                                • Portraits
                                                • Studio
                                                • Traveling

                                                Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                                                Fits in the hot shoe of my Canon. A little bit loose but it's still ok.

                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                hot-shoe cover

                                                By mar02io

                                                from simi valley, CA

                                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable
                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Lightweight
                                                • Reliable

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Everyday use

                                                  Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                                                  I use it on my Nikon to cover the hot-shoe

                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                  • No

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                                                  5.0

                                                  perfect!

                                                  By STurner

                                                  from Alabama

                                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                                                        I thought I had lost my hot-shoe cover, so I ordered 4 so that I could have extras. I tend to have a hard time keeping up with that little thing. After I placed the order, I found mine. But, they were very inexpensive and I am happy to have four extra ones! They are a perfect fit for my Nikon D7000!

                                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                                        • No

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Best Shoe Cover Ever

                                                        By Mike

                                                        from Marietta, GA

                                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Durable
                                                        • Easy To Use
                                                        • Lightweight
                                                        • Reliable
                                                        • Sleek

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Need More Color Options

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Everyday use
                                                        • Home
                                                        • Landscape Photography
                                                        • Macro Photography
                                                        • Portraits
                                                        • Studio
                                                        • Traveling

                                                        Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                                                        This completely covers my Nikon hot shoe. Works exactly as promised. Seems to be made from strong material and I think it will last me a long time.

                                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                                        • No

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Works on FM & FE bodies

                                                        By jmr_los_angeles

                                                        from Los Angeles, CA

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Comments about Nikon BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover:

                                                        This works on older Nikons such as the FM3a. Handy and reasonably priced.

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