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Jun 19, 2018 16:39 |  #16

Bassat wrote in post #18647845 (external link)
If shoe switch is stuck, camera will say 'no flash attached' when opening Controls or Custom Controls menus.

The 5D2 being a bit older, might not do all that handshaking that the newer bodies do. I don't remember now, it has been too long.


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Jun 19, 2018 18:18 |  #17

joeseph wrote in post #18647989 (external link)
Op's looking at the camera shoe (he's tested / confirmed the flash unit works correctly on his other camera)

I asked the question because there is a lot of stuff out there that use "hot shoe" interchangeably for what is on the camera body and what is on the flash. And "yes" I realize the OP tried it on another camera so that tends to indicate an issue with the body.

Early 580 EX II's were known to have issues with the pins on the foot that would cause problems with some cameras. I had the problem with a 60D but the flash worked fine on my old Elan IIe film camera. The Canon service shop in New Jersey or New York, replaced the foot on the flash. The new foot had round pins and I think the old pins were rectangular shaped. The unit has been fine ever since.

There are also some reports of a rubber shroud on the foot of the flash interfering with an electrical contact path when the locking lever is tightened down; this problem may only be an issue on some cameras. Some people say you can remove the rubber and get the flash to work. See http://www.fredmiranda​.com/forum/topic/79237​1 (external link) for discussion.

There are also reports that many of the contact problems of a 5DII and 580EX II (and some other cameras) result in the flash or camera being placed in TTL mode and then it won't fire.




  
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Jun 21, 2018 10:24 |  #18

John from PA wrote in post #18647920 (external link)
Have you tried the flash (on 5DII) in manual mode?

By hot shoe are you referring to the camera side shoe or the flash unit? Both are known to have some issues.

Its the hotshoe on the camera. Normally on the speedlite I refer that part as the foot.


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Jun 21, 2018 10:44 |  #19

TeamSpeed wrote in post #18647812 (external link)
To help with the details on this... for a 20D, but am somewhat sure the 5D2 isn't that different.

https://shimworld.word​press.com/2009/02/26/c​anon-hotshoe-fix/ (external link)

In particular....


This might be my fix I remember noticing the pins werent up like in the photos ill give it a try and update you guys!! Thanks for this!!!


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