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    Posted: 07 May 2021 at 22:15
Greetings folks, I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a source for *genuine* Sony DSLR hot shoe covers. My A350 is feeling a little naked without one, and the third-party options don't fit snuggly enough (if you know of one that does, I'd be fine with that as well). Thanks.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2021 at 23:50
Sony spares ?

When I need one I tend to track down a genuine Minolta one off ebay .
Same reason , their a good fit .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jvandegr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 May 2021 at 15:27
Thanks, good suggestion. Unfortunately, they aren't easy to come by either, at least here in the states.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jvandegr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 May 2021 at 19:27
Just in case anyone is following this discussion, I have some recommendations.

The Foto&Tech (sold on eBay) fits exactly as the original Sony cover did on my A390. I haven't tried it on the A350, but they have the same hot shoe so the fit should be same. Cosmetically, this cover is nearly indistinguishable from the Sony.

The JJC (sold on Amazon) has a loose fit and is my least favorite of the 3rd party manufacturers. The plastic also feels a littler thinner.
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I ordered one from Sony's spare parts provider a few years ago.

https://sony.encompass.com
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jvandegr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 May 2021 at 17:59
Thanks. That's usually my first stop for parts, but unfortunately they are out of stock for this one.
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You could try these: genuine covers.

Edited by mirthseeker - 21 May 2021 at 05:01
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gigo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 May 2021 at 08:52
I know it's a little different from what you're looking for.

FYI:
3D Printer data:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2806084

You can ask a friend who has a 3D printer, or you can order a paid print service.
If you just want a simple lid, you can also make it from thermoplastic clay.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jvandegr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 May 2021 at 14:12
Originally posted by mirthseeker mirthseeker wrote:

You could try these: genuine covers.


From the description, it sounds like that manufacturer actually made an effort to get it right. I went with the FotoTech model that I mentioned above and it's been great - fits snuggly, but can also be removed without too much effort.
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I bought a JJC from Amazon last month... fits well.
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