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D50 connector cover

cuius

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tonymidd
Ian Burley
D50 connector cover 6 November 2005 3:44 am

Is the "rubber" connector cover the D50's worst feature? I think it eclipses the similar item on the Canon G1.

tonymidd

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cuius

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Stephen
Re: D50 connector cover 6 November 2005 4:19 am

If you mean the rubber covers for the USB, mains etc I assume they will be similar to the D70. I find them very good, certainly much better than the rigid 'doors' on the Leica D2 wich I'm always concerned will get caught and broken, especially when using the camera on mains power.

Stephen

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tonymidd
Re: D50 connector cover 6 November 2005 4:25 am

I would agree and they are much the same on all the Canon cameras I have had. They are far more preferable to the rigid doors for example on the flashguns which I find awkward to use when replacing batteries quickly. The 'rubber' covers may appear flimsy but heck they are strong, I have never had a problem with them

Ian Burley

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cuius

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tonymidd
cuius
« Re: D50 connector cover 6 November 2005 11:22 am

The D50's port cover does a good job of protecting what's underneath - when it's closed tightly. The problem is that it's very fiddly to close. I find that I need to use the tips of my fingernails to force the edges of the rubberised plastic cover into place. Just using one's fingertips isn't enough to get the edges of the cover to seat properly.

You can see what I mean here:

http://dpnow.com/images/001886/pages/P5270527.html

The cover is still protruding from the side.

All the others have accurately fitting plastic or rubberised plastic covers on flexible hinges, apart from the Pentax *istDL that has a conventional plastic door.

Ian

> Is the "rubber" connector cover the D50's worst
> feature? I think it eclipses the similar item on the Canon
> G1.

tonymidd

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Ian Burley
Re: D50 connector cover 6 November 2005 12:58 pm

Hi Ian,
I see; they've made one cover do where there are two on the D70.
On the D70 I've found it easiest to use a finger tip on the top edge of the cover and apply inward pressure so the lip is forced inwards as you press the cover home. Easier with the two covers than this one big one, I suppose it saves a bit of cost.

cuius

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Ian Burley
« Re: D50 connector cover 6 November 2005 1:14 pm

Yes, that's the problem. Fortunately if you are removing the SD card to use in a card-reader there are limited occasions to use the cover.

Still that's the only complaint so far, and a minor one!

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