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Oct 16, 2009 13:52 |  #1

Im talking about the hotshoe mount where it clamps to the camera body. it moves with the lever/clamp as you mount it. does anyone know where I can get a new one?

I called canon and they want $40+ for the entire bottom hotshoe assembly, they said they cannot sell just the rubber piece. I then asked them if its a "plug and play" item wince its held on by 4 screws and she said "um, yeah". I then asked if i'd have to worry about any wires and she put me on hold, came back and said Id have to either take it to a certified repair facility or send it to them. FOR THE PIECE OF RUBBER!

ugh.


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Oct 16, 2009 17:18 |  #2

Well, that's an adequate general advice: Don't loose your rubber or you'll have to pay.


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Oct 16, 2009 19:20 |  #3

I didnt actually lose it, I bought it used and it was shipped to me that way.


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Oct 17, 2009 14:04 |  #4

apersson850 wrote in post #8836448 (external link)
Don't loose your rubber or you'll have to pay.

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Oct 17, 2009 16:17 |  #5

avbcon12 wrote in post #8837000 (external link)
...I bought it used and it was shipped to me that way.

I hope it was cheap enough to compensate you, since this seems to end up being expensive.


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Oct 17, 2009 16:47 |  #6

avbcon12 wrote in post #8837000 (external link)
I didnt actually lose it, I bought it used and it was shipped to me that way.

Did you know you weren't getting it when you bought it used?

If yes, hard lesson.

If not, I would talk to the seller and have them send you one at their expense, or comp you...

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Oct 18, 2009 09:30 |  #7

I sure am a dummy. I can't figure out what rubber piece you're talking about.




  
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Oct 18, 2009 09:54 |  #8

avbcon12 wrote in post #8837000 (external link)
I didnt actually lose it, I bought it used and it was shipped to me that way.

Which flash are you referring to? The 580EX II or the 430EX II?


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Oct 18, 2009 16:58 |  #9

The flash Im referring to is the 430EX II. although both the 580ex II and the 430ex II use the same rubber piece.

this is what im referring to (rubber around hot shoe on right):

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No I wasnt informed it was missing but I did get one hell of a deal on the flash. It still works and holds onto the body but it just isnt as solid as it could be.

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Oct 18, 2009 20:10 |  #10

avbcon12 wrote in post #8846282 (external link)
The flash Im referring to is the 430EX II. although both the 580ex II and the 430ex II use the same rubber piece.

this is what im referring to (rubber around hot shoe on right):
http://media.the-digital-picture.com …580ex-II-Flash-Bottom.jpg (external link)

No I wasnt informed it was missing but I did get one hell of a deal on the flash. It still works and holds onto the body but it just isnt as solid as it could be.

Are you sure the 430EX II comes with that rubber foot part? I just took a look at the 430EX II on the Canon website and I didn't see the rubber footing like that on the 580EX II.


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Oct 18, 2009 20:15 |  #11

The rubber is just for the weather protection,(I think???) and not used to hold(connect) the flash to the camera.

I could be wrong though??


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Oct 18, 2009 22:32 |  #12

If it's a 430 EX II you're talking about, then it doesn't have the same weather sealing as the 580 EX II. Take a look at the following if you're confused:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …eedlite-Flash-Review.aspx (external link)

You can even do a direct comparison of the two flashes.


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Oct 18, 2009 22:50 |  #13

Yep, mine's a 430EX and it doesn't have it, and before I bought it I checked out the 430EXII. Neither have that "weather sealing".



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Oct 18, 2009 23:38 |  #14

Just to confirm. The 430EX II does not have a rubber peice like the 580EX II.

It uses the same hotshoe foot but Canon chose to leave the rubber piece off the 430EX II.

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Oct 19, 2009 08:54 as a reply to  @ msowsun's post |  #15

These forums are fantastic. Took only a few days to sort out that you lost a part that wasn't there to begin with. Just imagine how long it would have been without the internet, before you would know such a thing.


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