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Old 02-14-2004, 07:29 AM
Phil_Taylor Phil_Taylor is offline
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550EX flash base replacement. also hot shoe

Any UK readers happen to know how much Canon charge for replacing the damaged foot on a 550EX flash? It's away to CPS anyway. Unfortunate problem whilst out last night, drunk bloke in club crushes 550EX off the top of the camera.

The 10D hot shoe got bent as well, so it's in for a new hot shoe too.




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Old 02-14-2004, 08:27 AM
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Re: 550EX flash base replacement. also hot shoe

Here's how to fix the flash foot:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read....essage=2866047

Annoying weakness but apparently designed that way to avoid more serious stress damage - to the hot shoe. Doh!

Has the unit actually gone to Canon already?

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Old 02-14-2004, 08:48 AM
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Go to Fixation.....

For a flash repair, CPS charge a 90 set fee, but if you go to Fixation (Vauxhall, London) Labour is 25, parts 5.02, add VAT on the whole lot and it comes to 35.27

54 less than Canon UK

Fixation also asked if I wanted to wait while they fixed the flash...now that's what I call service [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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Old 02-14-2004, 09:02 AM
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Re: Go to Fixation.....

I swear by Fixation. CPS quoted be 2 weeks turnaround on my 70 - 200 focus issue, Fixation sorted it in 2 days, also had a while you wait CCD clean done while I was i there dropping the lens off.

Quality service, by people who know what we demand of our equipment

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Old 02-14-2004, 01:47 PM
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Re: Go to Fixation.....

Blast, gone in the post to Canon.

Shouldn't tax them too much.

I know about Fixation now, and I will use them in the future. I really needed someone to talk to ASAP.

It's a shame that the metal camera fitting got it, I could see that the shoe was built like a crumple zone in a car.

Do you have a web site for Fixation?

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Old 02-14-2004, 03:27 PM
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Re: Go to Fixation.....

http://www.fixationuk.com

I have beenm using them for about 17 years now (pretty much since they started) and have never had a bad job from them. On top of that they are really great people to deal with. They also sell new and used professional gear.

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Old 02-14-2004, 07:47 PM
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Re: Go to Fixation.....

I should have risked a batting and posted this on EPUK then?

I've bought a 2nd 550EX as a spare today, so I'll look at Neil's tutorials on lighting.

Great fun doing my weekly pub nights out for the local papers with a Canon G3, 550 EX and Quantum Turbo. It was hard to spot the camera amongst the flash and cables.

Another news job to do tomorrow with a G3, should be fun.

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