• ericskiff

    This is frakking brilliant. Definitely doing this with my canon asap – it drives me crazy swinging around like it does, but I know I’ll lose it if it’s not attached.

  • mkeblx

    It’s a: why didn’t I think of that? kind of thing. I’m doing this to my Canon S2IS ASAP, except with thin magnets.

  • tiedyepie

    I’d think I’d rather have hook & loop near my flash media than two magnets, but go with what works.

  • volkemon

    My Kodak need this- great idea!!!

    I like the magnet idea, but maybe a flat plate ( or the tripod stud area) on the camera. A magnet on the camera bottom would attract debris.

    The media slot on my camera is on the right side, but the concern is a VERY valid point I might have overlooked. THANKS tiedyepie!

  • [email protected]

    Take off your tin-foil hat, tiedyepie. Unless your “flash media” is actually a microdrive(and therefore not really flash media), having a magnet near it is going to have about the same effect as velcro. Flash media is not magnetically encoded like cassette tapes and floppy disks, it’s nonvolatile RAM.

    In fact, with today’s storage rates and techniques, I’d be interested in hearing any first-hand accounts of even a microdrive being erased by a magnet…

  • ianmsmith

    While flash media is immune to magnetic fields, I would be wary of putting any magnet near the camera body itself which has many high percision moving metal parts and magnetic coils for various motors and latches.