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06-30-2009, 07:48 PM   #1
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Flash Troubles

Hi, Ive got a flash problem, you see my EF-500 DG SUPER has a broken mount. Im wondering if you can fix this? If so where do I get parts ect?

Appreciate it if you could help.

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A tough one to answer.
Any pics to show us where the break is? Mount completely severed from the flash unit?
Internal wires all intact?
If it's purely the housing, it may just be a super glue type job... dunno.
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I have tryed the superglue trick however this doesnt work for long...I really hope someone out there has had a similar experience that might know some way of getting this fixed. Sorry the Pictures arnt wonderfully clear... I took them with my lensbaby.

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If you cannot get the parts, there is a product called PC-7 Epoxy Paste here in the US. It's a binary adhesive/epoxy and works extremely well in that it can be roughed out when applied then you can sand and grind it into proper shape once it sets in a day or two. I have used this for years and never found anything I could not use it on to repair damage like you have. It's good enough for deep sea divers to use, so, for me that is tough and durable enough.
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Super glue isn't that super. Like the previous poster said, you need epoxy.
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The best solution is to replace the part, if you can find a replacement part and Sigma was thinking ahead. It's a tough spot to glue because of the pressure on that part. You may be able to buy the Pentax Hot Shoe Adapter F, which looks like this:



Then use epoxy to glue the entire repaired flash hot shoe to the adapter. That gives more surface area to glue, and you won't have to slide the repaired part into the camera's shoe every time.
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Hey, Thanks so much for your help! I will have to get me some of that paste!
Thanks again!

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