Canon 580 EXII Flash "rattle"

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John Vant Land
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Canon 580 EXII Flash "rattle"
Aug 31, 2013

A week ago I was having all kinds of inconsistent results from my 4 yr. old 580 flash--many very bleached out using different camera bodies and lenses.  Now today, everything seems to be working fine.  When I shake it it seems like something small is loose inside and there's a small rattle.

1) Do any of you have a "rattle" in your flash?

2) Does anyone have any experience in this?

3) Have any of you had any repair done by Canon on a 580 EXII flash and know the standard repair fee?  If so, did you feel it was worth it?

4)  I'm thinking of "writing this one off" and buying a 600 that would be more versatile with off the camera shooting of multiple flashes.  Any input on this?

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