1. Reminder: Please use our affiliate links for holiday shopping!

A7 Orange ring rubber cover

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by Jeff, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. Jeff

    Jeff New to TalkEmount

    2
    Mar 29, 2015
    Jeff
    Love the camera but I hate the orange ring. Has anyone found a way to nicely cover it? I saw pictures of rubber ring covers they slipped on A7Rs that were returned for light leak issues. Does anyone know where I can get one of these?
     

    Attached Files:

  2. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

    537
    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    Sorry man I love it...
     
  3. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    I think that's for the supposed light leak. Either way, I like the orange ring.
     
  4. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Just curious...the photo in the first post shows a hairline of orange around only a small part of the circumference...was wondering about a couple things:
    1) Is there some other view that shows a large amount of orange?
    2) And do I assume correctly that even when a lens is mounted it still shows?
     
  5. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Here you go:

    Orange Ring.
    Yes, you are correct.
     
  6. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Thanks...I have to say it does seem odd ( to me ) that sony would color it orange knowing it would be an integral part of a black camera though...guess I could live with it
     
  7. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

    807
    May 5, 2014
    australia
    Chris
    The orange ring apparently signifies that's its full frame :coco:
     
  8. OldNoob

    OldNoob TalkEmount Veteran

    223
    Oct 30, 2014
    Black Sharpee.. Problem Sol-Vid ;)
     
  9. tjdean01

    tjdean01 TalkEmount Regular

    37
    Jan 14, 2015
    Oh, this is great news! The orange is simply hideous. I'm posting here simply so I can find the thread to buy this ring in the future. It fits the A7s but will it fit the A7mkII as well? I see it's a rubber cap that covers up the lens-release button as well.
     
  10. SamSS

    SamSS TalkEmount Regular

    166
    Oct 11, 2014
    All it needs is a wide width rubber band to cover if that is a problem. Easy on, easy off.
     
  11. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    I don't know... A black rubber band looks better to you guys than an orange, metal ring? Really? Oooookaaaay... :hmmm:
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  12. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD TalkEmount Veteran

    396
    Nov 25, 2012
    Viera, Florida, USA
    Steve
    It is better looking that the ever-changing red triangle on the Nikons, that's for sure.
     
  13. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Haven't you heard? Orange is the new Black.
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Funny Funny x 1
  14. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    .....and white lens on black cameras??????? Whoever thunk that one up?

    Canon-EF-100-400mm-L-IS-II-Lens-Top-View-with-Hood.

    This says, "My system is HOT, and your camera sucks!"


    I don't think so.
     
  15. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD TalkEmount Veteran

    396
    Nov 25, 2012
    Viera, Florida, USA
    Steve
    No, it means, My CAMERA is hot, my LENS not so much so."

    Hasselblad probably started that trend with their gray 500c bodies meant for spacewalks.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD TalkEmount Veteran

    396
    Nov 25, 2012
    Viera, Florida, USA
    Steve
    I'd buy that ring made in orange...
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
  17. MAubrey

    MAubrey TalkEmount Top Veteran

    I don't mind the color.* What I'd really like is if they were able to reduce the size of the electronics inside so that they could move the sensor 5mm further inside the camera and simply have the lens mount completely flush with the body. What's the point of making already large lenses look longer than they actually are?

    *I suppose if I had a Zeiss Loxia lens, the orange might annoy me a little more.
     
  18. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

    941
    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    That... and orange is part of Sony's "Alpha" branding look.