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580EX II wobbly on camera?

 
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Jan 26, 2009 19:30 |  #16

NAisBEST wrote in post #7193613 (external link)
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

Thanks... still think it's not quite right because it doesn't feel so solid. I'll double check this evening, maybe pull it apart, and send it to Canon for repair. I need all 3 speedlites for weddings though, will have to rent borrow or buy another one if this one needs repair :(


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Jan 26, 2009 20:31 |  #17

I hear ya. Mine baaarreellly shifts. Almost like a lil' tick tack back and forth. But, I had a feeling if I sent it back I would most likely get one that does the same thing, or with my luck one that's even worse lol.


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Jan 27, 2009 03:32 |  #18

I took it apart, it's around the locking ring it's moving. I'll just order the part and replace it myself, it's dead easy to do.

Anyone know the part number for the 580EX II foot assembly?


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Jan 27, 2009 06:19 as a reply to  @ post 7193669 |  #19

My 580 EX II appears to lock tightly on my 40D




  
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Jan 27, 2009 07:52 |  #20

I like the older threaded locking system better. You can tighten it just right, any wear is easily compensated.

The metal plate is fine, though.




  
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Jan 27, 2009 08:03 |  #21

tim wrote in post #7196239 (external link)
I took it apart, it's around the locking ring it's moving. I'll just order the part and replace it myself, it's dead easy to do.

Anyone know the part number for the 580EX II foot assembly?

Tim,

I had an issue with mine after i dropped it that it would lock into place fine but just above the mount was wobbly after taking it apart i found it was damaged so at first i glued it but after that i spent the few bucks and ordered a new base for it.

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Jan 27, 2009 09:37 |  #22

tim wrote in post #7192114 (external link)
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.

Mine is the same - locked tight, but has a little "play" above the locking mechanism...
This is on a 450D...



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Jan 27, 2009 13:12 |  #23

Thanks Michael i'll get one from Canon :)


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Jan 27, 2009 14:02 |  #24

My 580EX II is secure in the hot shoe.
May be Canon just cannot make all the feet to fit their shoes :)


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Jan 29, 2009 02:57 |  #25

I ordered the part from Canon, replaced it myself in about 3 minutes, and it's all good now. I obviously broke something internal when I dropped it a while back. Thanks for the help everyone, Michael especially with the link to the part :)


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