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Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Fixing broken 580ex II hotshoe

Recently I broke the hotshoe of my Canon 580 ex II on a photoshoot, when it took the brunt of a fall.

Broken 580ex II hotshoe

However it can be easily fixed.

The replacement part CY2-4220 is easily ordered from the US and arrives to the UK in around 7 days.

The part can be replaced by unscrewing the old part with a jewellers' screwdriver, unplugging the connector linking the foot to the main body of the flash and replacing with the new and re-screwing.

I found these resources to fixing your 580ex II hotshoe yourself very helpful.

http://www.planetneil.com/tangents/2008/08/30/broken-canon-580ex-ii-hotshoe-foot/

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=580125

http://shimworld.wordpress.com/2008/02/28/speedlite-580ex-ii-hotshoe-fix/

Voila good as new!

If you don't feel like fixing the part yourself, you can take it to Fixation for an onsite-while you wait-fix, but it will cost you around £50+VAT including parts & labour.

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