D-700 hot shoe issue

Started Jan 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
samjstern
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In reply to Lindsey Webb, Jan 8, 2013

this has been common.

There seems to be a contact issue with the hot shoe and the foot of the flash.

Most often the heavy SB-900/SB-910 work loose the hot shoe.

Nikon replaces the hot shoe at a nominal cost.

Others bend(slightly) the spring contact in the shoe to make a stronger electrical connection.

I always adivse people to not put a shoe mount flash on the hotshoe.

I recommend using a SB-29 cord so the weight of the flash does not bend the hot shoe.

I have been doing this for years with all kinds of flashes and never had a problem.

I think I have a picture fo what this looks like, I'll look for it.

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