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Archive 2012 · How To Tighten the Hotshoe/Foot on Your Canon Speedlite
  
 
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p.1 #1 · How To Tighten the Hotshoe/Foot on Your Canon Speedlite


I had some issues with a 580EX II hotshoe foot coming loose. It became so loose over time that the flash started losing communication with the camera. Symptoms included chronic E-TTL overexposure and lack of in-camera menu control.

The fix was simple and took about 45 minutes. It would have taken 20 minutes but I got into a fight with the quick-release button spring

Click the following link or the image below to head over to the step-by-step repair process, complete with photos and a time-lapse video: http://blog.soskiphoto.com/2012/01/how-to-repair-loose-hotshoe-canon-580ex.html





Jan 10, 2012 at 10:56 AM
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p.1 #2 · How To Tighten the Hotshoe/Foot on Your Canon Speedlite


I have never had that issue with my flash units but have with a Canon 5D. The Camera hotshoe would come loose.Not enough to feel but enough to not work 100% of the time. Same things went worng as you describe. For those with flash issues that is something else to check. Easy to tighten by removing a slide in plate on top. Takes 2-3 minutes, or less after you learn how to lift and slide the plate out of position.Sorry I don't have a video showing how but I am sure many are available.


Jan 10, 2012 at 04:21 PM





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