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Jan 25, 2009 20:42 |  #1

My 580EX II is wobbly on the 40D, just above the hotshoe it moves from left to right a little. The 580EX I and 550EX are rigid. Is the 580EX meant to be tight or is it meant to move about like this?


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Jan 25, 2009 23:34 |  #2

Mine moved a tad on my 30D, and it still moves a tad on my 50D. I think it's just a byproduct of the new locking mechanism.


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Jan 25, 2009 23:38 |  #3

Mine does also, but being my first flash I wasnt sure if it was meant to.




  
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Jan 26, 2009 01:09 |  #4

I found it hard to lock the 580EXii onto the 30D, but it fits beautifully on the 50D. However, it can be persuaded to rotate slightly between the shoe rails.

I find that I cannot fully close the lever on my hot-shoe adapters, which is a little worrying. They have all had the appropriate locking-pin hole drilled in them. The 580EXii has dropped off once (no damage that time), but the 550EX hasn't come adrift.

The amount of rotation seems too slight to affect the contacts.


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Jan 26, 2009 02:00 |  #5

It seems like mine's tight on the hot shoe, but just above the hot shoe it seems like it might have slack built in as a protection mechanism. Thoughts?


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Jan 26, 2009 03:53 |  #6

Can the 580EX II work on a 450D ??




  
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Jan 26, 2009 04:07 |  #7

Jack.W wrote in post #7188843 (external link)
Can the 580EX II work on a 450D ??

Yes.


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Jan 26, 2009 08:16 |  #8

tim wrote in post #7188592 (external link)
It seems like mine's tight on the hot shoe, but just above the hot shoe it seems like it might have slack built in as a protection mechanism. Thoughts?

On my rather new 580EXII I can detect no play between the metal plate and flash body.




  
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Jan 26, 2009 08:25 |  #9

Jack.W wrote in post #7188843 (external link)
Can the 580EX II work on a 450D ??

Yes, it will work on any Canon camera.

In fact, the Canon 580EX II has so many features, it will work on just about any hotshoe equipped Camera that has ever been made.


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Jan 26, 2009 08:26 |  #10

My 580EX II has no play in the hotshoe once the slide lever is locked. There is lots of play before it is locked.


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Jan 26, 2009 14:55 |  #11

The shoe of my 580 II is locked tight to the camera, it's just above that it seems to wobble. Might be time for a trip to the camera store. Thanks everyone.


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Jan 26, 2009 15:03 |  #12

My 580EX II has some "flex" in the base area if you grab it and push fairly hard, but I wouldn't call it a wobble.


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Jan 26, 2009 15:13 |  #13

Sounds like mine's faulty :(


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Jan 26, 2009 18:34 |  #14

tim wrote in post #7192238 (external link)
Sounds like mine's faulty :(

No, I started a thread like this not too long ago. I think you're okay.

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=396939


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Jan 26, 2009 18:41 |  #15

Both my 580 and 580 II are solid when on the 1D III or 20D.


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