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Broke hotshoe...can it be fixed?

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    Posted: 20 December 2018 at 06:37
So last month I was shooting an event when my camera strap broke and my camera dropped to the floor. Thankfully the camera and lens are fine but the abrupt landing ripped my Sony HVL-F56AM right off the mount. The flash still works, but I have no way to keep it mounted on the camera. I actually had to ghetto rig it with duct tape so I could use it for the rest of the evening. Is there any way the hotshoe mount can be repaired, or am I going to have to replace the flash? It's such a shame, because the flash itself still works, just the mount is broke:(
 



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Originally posted by kapuschinsky kapuschinsky wrote:

Is there any way the hotshoe mount can be repaired, or am I going to have to replace the flash?

The foot is an assembly that attaches to the flash with four screws. If the damage was confined to that, it can be replaced pretty easily if you have basic soldering skills. The main difficulty is sourcing the replacement part.

I think it's Sony part # X-2148-449-1, SHOE FOOT UNIT. There's an identical part for the Minolta 5600HS(D), but I don't know the number.
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You could consider this non-working 5600HS(D) to scavenge the shoe foot unit.


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..... or buy a Minolta 3200i, as per this thread

(Edit: worth noting perhaps, that the shoe from the 3600HS D also seems to be a direct swap.)

Edited by mirthseeker - 20 December 2018 at 08:38
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