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Has anyone ever had a hot shoe replaced?

F2AS

Washington, US
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F2AS Registered since 23rd Nov 2005
Sat 12-Jul-14 04:30 PM

I managed to damage the hot shoe mounting bracket on my D300s. I had one of those $20 bubble levels that mount in the hot shoe break off with the plastic part on one side getting stuck in the bracket. I tried everything but couldn't get the piece to budge. Probably not a wise move, but I finally ended up taking a very small drill bit to grind it out, but damaged the bracket part of the hotshoe in the process. I'm guessing it is still functional (I don't have a flash unit to test it), but the bracket is damaged and actually appears bent downwards making it a tighter fit than it should - I'm thinking this is why the level broke off in the first place. I was considering sending it in for an estimate, but wondered if anyone has had one replaced before and how much somewhere would likely charge. In the meantime I'm through with the bubble levels - I don't want to go through this again. If it's too much to fix I'll just live with it.

Mike

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