06-14-2013 10:04 AM
06-14-2013 10:23 AM
There is another place that can do it of you are uncomfortable. The fellow is located in Newtown CT. Michael Bass Designs. Not sure how much less he would charge. Perhaps if you send the retro foot and flash to him. In all honesty if Canon made a retro foot then it is a know problem. It should be free but $50 is not so bad so they should at least have offered free labor on that. Sorry Canon.
I purchased that lens as well. Ouch.
06-17-2013 10:23 AM
Just thinking here... I have been using a Gary Fong Lightsphere attachment on the flash. Could that extra top-weight have added to the wobble that breaks the contact between the foot & the shoe?
06-17-2013 10:43 AM
06-17-2013 11:18 AM
I'm self-taught. Learned a long time ago to avoid "open face" full on flash. Starting with my old Olympus OM series & Vivitar flash I added Luma-Quest soft boxes & bouncers. When I moved to the Canon film & then digital frames, I added a small, white diffuser & now the Gary Fong. I do love what it does to the candid faces I like to shoot. I'll perruse the website you recommend, and I thank you again for the advice & insights. ~Never to old to learn~
06-18-2013 11:54 AM
I wouldn't use a Fong either, but that's purely because I think the price is ridiculous for a little piece of plastic and I can make do with some paper and a hair tie. However, if you own the Fong and you're getting the results you want, then rock on with it.
06-28-2013 10:06 AM
Follow up: Tightened up the screws and did an event with the Fong lightsphere. Same result. Love working a room with a long lens and a flash. I am advanced amateur who does the occasional revenue job; weddings, events, parties etc. Like the Fong & what it does but will probably never use it again.
Question: What do y'all use as a light diffuser, either store-bought or home brew. I have one of those small plastic, rectangular flash caps. OK close up but feel it limits my distance & spread. Just found this forum and already have found many valuable insights. Thanks in advance.