repair Speedlight 188A?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Canon FD : One Thread
I have a Canon Speedlight 188A that is used on an AE-1 Program, but the plastic shoe mount on the flash has chipped. Is there anywhere that these can be ordered, any other repairs/modifications that I can try, or should I just look for another one on the used market? Thanks.
-- Brian Bridges (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 27, 2000
I would just look for another one. Or pick up a 199A. There aren't many parts around, and they aren't that expensive.
-- Terry Carraway (TCarraway@compuserve.com), May 28, 2000.
Same thing happened to my 188A. If you still have the pieces, crazy glue works very well. If not, then buy another flash. I bought the used 199A for $99 instead. It's a better flash anyway.
You would think the manufacturer would learn that the hot shoe design isn't very rigid to handle slight abuses by now...but guess they'll never learn.
-- deco (email@example.com), June 03, 2000.