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AF Beam Cover for 550EX Speedlite

I dropped my 550EX and smashed the AF beam cover(red cover) I was on to Canon UK for a replacement part, but they don't supply spare parts but if I sent it back to them they would repair it at the standard cost of £72.00 anyone know where I could pick up this part ?. Yerman

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  • Yerman Oct 10, 2007

    Hi Joe Rex
    I have checked out local Pawn Shops with no luck for the AF-assist beam cover with no luck, the flash is working perfectly, its only the cover I need. Do you know of any Canon agents that would supply this part only to my address in Ireland ? Yerman



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