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 Post subject: What are these?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:53 pm 
When I had my camera it came with a sony strap. On the strap are two plastic bits that the strap weavs through so they are attatched.

One has a little clip that open and closes a bit like a door (the right item) and the other looks as if something is ment to slot on to it (left item).

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I have taken both these items off the strap as they dont seem to be doing anything, but what are they for?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:11 pm 
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Hi Toby,

I'm not familiar with the Sony but it isn't uncommon for there to be a little widget on a camera strap which can be fitted over the viewfinder's eyepiece. It is used when you expect to shoot without your eye to the viewfinder in situations where light entering the camera from that direction can mess up the auto-exposure calculation.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:17 pm 
Oops I forgot to put the image in my post.

The item on the left of the pic does fit in the slot over the eyepeace but it dosent 100% cover it so It dosent seem its ment to go there.


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Hi Toby,

Did you bother to check your manual? :!: The page numbers may differ but I think pages 21, 41, 144 & 145 should allow you to answer your own question.

Tip: If you don't already have a PDF version of your manual download one from Sony. It allows you to search for things much more quickly.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:28 pm 
Yes I have read parts of the maual to answer quite a few of the questions I had about my A100 but I did not read the bits about what these items were or even think that my answer may have been in there.

As I am now at university and I left the boxing of my camera at home I have not got the manual to hand. It would have been nice of you to let me know what they are instead of just referancing the page numbers.

I was not aware that a PDF vershion of the manual was available and Im trying to find it as we speak.


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Hi Toby,

Sorry, it's just that there are only so many hours in the day and, unjustly as you didn't have the manual to hand, I assumed you had decided it was quicker to let someone else do your research for you. :oops: My mistake.

Mind you, there is more material in the manual answering your question than I had time to copy out by hand as the clipboard is disabled in my downloaded copy. In any event, I should have copied you the link to the A100 manual. From the UK site it's at:

http://pdf.crse.com/manuals/2681187121.pdf

Bob.

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 Post subject: Thanks Bob
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:32 pm 
It's a shame that even when you try to help no one thanks you, at least for trying.

So, if he didn't, I do

Thank you Bob :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:12 pm 
flame thread waiting to happen tbh. But yeah, most people cant be arsed to look so its par for the course for ppl to think u might just be lazy.

Thank you? Whats that :wink: I've never seen it on any forum. Maybe ive stopped noticing it :P I dont use it that much either :P


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OK guys, I think you are getting off-topic here. Toby asked a question which got answered and he has thanked me via PM. I'll lock this thread now!

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Leica D Vario-Elmar 14mm-150mm f/3.5 - f/5.6 ASPH.
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