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Canon speedlight430 EX

The pins on my flash will not retract, so I can't get the flash to slide into the hotshoe.

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To make a guess as to what is occurring you have not presented enough information. So here are some things to try:
  • Make sure the flash is seated solidly on the camera. That is usually the issue.
  • With flash off the camera look at the shoe mount. Check the locking lever making sure when turned the center pin extends and retracts.
  • Sometimes the center pin does not engage the hotshoe
  • Clean both the bottom of the flash is clean and also the camera hot shoe.

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Canon 550 ex speedlight - flashes okay. Won't sink with 60d (tried different cameras at dealer - same problem) Camera is okay .


Bruce,
Try these steps:
1. Set camera to manual2. Set shutter to 1/60
3. Set aperture to F5.6
4. ASA/ISO 200
5. 550EX on hotshoe
6. Do not set on slave or master
7. Turn on flash


Display must shows, ETTL.
If that doesn't work, you have to use the flash on manual.
Some of this model will not work fully on ATG Canon EOS-1D C, ATG Canon EOS-1D X IR, Canon EOS-1D X/60D/T4i because this flash is over 20 years old.


Unless you would want it to be modified by me.
But that can be costly when you can get the 580EX II for less than $425.00 USD.


atdlee@netzero.com

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I have a canon 60d and i mounted on the 580ex speedlite and it turns on but it wont fire. help?


Hello,
Usually if my flash isn't firing I check to see if the flash is mounted into the hotshoe properly. I take it off the camera, put it back on and tighten it down then test it.
If that doesn't work then check the display of the flash and see what mode you are on or if the display is flashing. If it is flashing then the wide angle adapter may be covering the flash which you will need to take off and put back inside the flash. It's that white plastic tab that slides in and out of the flash head.
Hopefully that will fix it.
-Matt

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I have a Di622 Nissin Flash, the base is broken. The part that slides into the hot-shoe. Would like a quote on the fix.


i have a Di622 Nissin Flash, the base (hotshoe contact piece that slides in camera) is broke is there anywhere I can order the replacement piece?

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Sunpack Compatibilty


ifyour nikon has a hotshoe it should work quite well. I use sunpak flash on both canon and olympus without any problems. Just connect to hotshoe and shoot.

Please rate my help++++Thanks for using FIXYA

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ONE pin for card is bent how do I remove this part to repair it


One pin for card? Are you talking about the hotshoe's contact pins? We are lost.
Start out by giving us name & model...
Thanks, atdlee@netzero.com

Feb 12, 2010 | Canon Speedlite 430EX TTL Flash

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Broken speedlite 430 ex


Hi Jim,
It runs about $47 to $60 for part & labor. If that's the hotshoe.
I repair them.
atdlee@netzero.com

Feb 08, 2010 | Canon Camera Flashes

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Sigma Flash EF-500 DG SUPER


I use one of my cams with a sigma 500 DG-ST in a nightclub

ive done 3 of the hot shoe connectors in the last year

look up sigma's website and find the contact info
give them a call and they should after some arguing ship you out the parts

every time i have ordered parts they try and get me to send it in for repair even though by the time i am ordering the parts the flashgun is already in bits & i tell them this they keep telling me how dificult it is to do...

for the canon fittment do the following

at the base of the flash remove the 4 screws
this removes the bottom section
unclip the wireing harness
there are 2 screws securing a small metal plate remove them

now there are 4 screws securing the small PCB, remove them, you can now take out the boot from the bottom be careful as the pins and the springs will want to come out
pay atention to the locking pin and how its orientated

swap over the broken boot with the replacement then retrace your steps to get it back together


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This link gives step-by-step instructions with pictures for replacing the shoe.

http://planetneil.com/tangents/2007/05/31/repairing-the-canon-580ex-hotshoe-foot/

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Can I make the Vivitar 6000AF for Canon work on a Nikon DSLR?


As a manual flash, yes. Just cover the other proprietary pins and leave the centre trigger pin.

As a TTL flash, no. Canon and Nikon uses different hotshoe and flash metering.

For non-digital TTL, I would think Vivitar 6000AF is good?

A more appropriate similar product for DSLR is Suntax DRF14
http://www.suntax.com.sg/DRF14.html

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