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xoldboy
12th of May 2009 (Tue), 16:21
Goodbye sweet Canon 430EXII Speedlite :( Canon 580EX, your father saved a 5D Mark II, Including your Canon 70-200 2.8L and yourself. I dare you to do better. Enlist in Mathews fleet.

Haha my tribute to star trek!

anyway my 430exii was on my tripod, i accidently kicked the one leg and my camera fell. the 430exii took the blow as the hotshoe piece broke off. I didn't even get any shots in either!

Pros- I might as well get the 580EXII now that I have no flash, and that its on instant rebate.
Cons- I'm out a few hundred :(

DDCSD
12th of May 2009 (Tue), 16:54
You can probably fix it pretty easily.

DL.Photography
12th of May 2009 (Tue), 16:57
I agree, maybe you can send it in to canon for repair? it would be nice to have both 580EXII + 430 EXII as a slave.

Sorry about the loss, but at least you didn't kick over a tripod with your 5D2 + 50L attached =)

xoldboy
12th of May 2009 (Tue), 17:29
thanks guys, i would send it in but it is beyond repair status lol. ah yes the 580 and 430 would have been a nice pair.

DDCSD
12th of May 2009 (Tue), 18:04
Can you post a picture?

Souwalker
12th of May 2009 (Tue), 21:20
Can you post a picture?

Of the dead flash?? Sick!!!:):):):lol:

Pat

DDCSD
12th of May 2009 (Tue), 21:36
Of the dead flash?? Sick!!!:):):):lol:

Pat

Yep, I doubt that its beyond repair.

I'd be happy to give the OP $25 to mail it to me if he thinks its beyond repair.

cory1848
13th of May 2009 (Wed), 14:46
Does it fire via the test button?

blam
15th of May 2009 (Fri), 23:35
if its just the hot shoe its a 20$ fix.

my old 430ex hotshoe broke off and its about 10 minutes to replace. and was like 12$ in parts.

xoldboy
16th of May 2009 (Sat), 01:01
Hopefully it can be fixed, I talked to the Camera shop guy and he may do it cheap if its repairable.

here are some quick snaps - i can post better ones tomorrow.

http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv283/xoldboy/IMG_1973.jpg
http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv283/xoldboy/IMG_1977.jpg
http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv283/xoldboy/IMG_1978.jpg

DDCSD
16th of May 2009 (Sat), 01:16
Hmmm.... We may have just found the downside of metal hotshoe feet. Hard to see much from those small photos, but hopefully he gets you fixed up. If not, shoot me a PM.

RichSoansPhotos
16th of May 2009 (Sat), 06:57
Hopefully it can be fixed, I talked to the Camera shop guy and he may do it cheap if its repairable.

here are some quick snaps - i can post better ones tomorrow.

http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv283/xoldboy/IMG_1973.jpg
http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv283/xoldboy/IMG_1977.jpg
http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv283/xoldboy/IMG_1978.jpg


That is well sick, book worthy, making me want to puke up, btw, I have just ordered the same flashgun:lol:

superstes
16th of May 2009 (Sat), 07:00
It's horrible watching it go earthbound then hearing the thud, happened to me not long ago and ordered the foot replacement, should have ordered two because I might need one in case it happened again, guess what :o lol

But I've got a 580ex II coming on Monday :D

xoldboy
16th of May 2009 (Sat), 12:20
Yeah I got the 580EXII and I am very impressed with that one. Ill send it to ya DDCSD if my buddy can't fix it.

Watching it fall was horrible but i am just glad my 5d2 or 24-70l wasnt hurt at all. picking up the body of the 430exii made me want to cry as i noticed it wasnt attached to the shoe lol!

Ill post better pictures tonight if i can.

RichSoansPhotos
16th of May 2009 (Sat), 12:21
Well at least you made it look arty, in the way you shot the broken flashgun

blam
16th of May 2009 (Sat), 22:34
I am more than certain that is repairable.

you can buy the entire bottom part that is held on by 4 screws from canon. it has a harness that plugs into the flash unit board....but i didnt tell you that...now sell it to me for next to nothing.