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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3510 on: May 15, 2016, 08:36:38 AM »
I've got a little Metz 15. Never had an issue with it. Even my 58AF that I dropped on a tiled floor almost entirely works (the wide angle diffuser snapped off) after a bit of fettling with a screwdriver, although I did loose a spring in the process which I replaced with a bit of folded cable tie . .

Anyway, fingers crossed for you that the repair gets done properly and with as little expense as possible.
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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3511 on: May 19, 2016, 09:43:33 AM »
Well I've just received the quote for repair £415, which is almost double what they charged two years ago for the same fault. Anyone want to buy a Canon macro twin lite going cheap.

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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3512 on: May 19, 2016, 11:07:27 AM »
Well I've just received the quote for repair £415, which is almost double what they charged two years ago for the same fault. Anyone want to buy a Canon macro twin lite going cheap.

Harry

'Kin 'eck Harry, that's absurd. FWIW here are pictures of the two macro 'systems' I use. The Metz is fine, most of the time, but you can't use it in bright sunlight and with the Pentax cameras it tends to overexpose. The Pringles tube, lined with alu foil and with a slit covered in baking paper is much more reliable with the Sigma speedlight, and illuminates more evenly too. So all in all I'd stick to the cheapest option most of the time. And I like the cheese and chive flavour snacks in the DIY hardware too, which, of course, you have to eat first.





Or there is always the styrofoam plate diffuser.
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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3513 on: May 19, 2016, 04:18:42 PM »
Thanks Howard will have a look at these, however I must have HSS and be able to adjust the power down to approx 1/32. At the moment i'm awaiting a reply from another company. Failing that I will have a go myself, only problem is old age is making my hands shake a little. I used to play around with the Raspberry Pi, but had to pack it in as I couldn't hold my soldering iron steady enough.

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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3514 on: May 19, 2016, 04:46:08 PM »
Harry, the Pringles tube uses a normal flashgun, in my case a Sigma EF 610 super which is PTTL HSS and full manual control - I'm  willing to bet a Canon flash will be at least as flexible. I just use it on auto either PTTL or PTTL HSS and use the camera control to increase or decrease the flash compensation if need be.

You've got nothing to lose having a stab at fixing it yourself regardless - Canon's quote is just taking the p***.
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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3515 on: May 19, 2016, 07:28:50 PM »
Well I've made a decision I'm going to buy the Yongnuo YN-14EX Macro Ring LITE Flash Light for Canon  and have a bash at repairing my canon. I have a little experience of repairing flash equipment and I've been involved with electronics most of my working life, but by no means an expert.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Yongnuo-YN-14EX-Macro-Flash-Cameras/dp/B00I3BQXG8

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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3516 on: May 20, 2016, 07:27:16 AM »
Looks like a good buy Harry. Good luck with the repair.
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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3517 on: May 20, 2016, 08:07:55 AM »
What annoys me today, and every time a major aviation disaster happens in good flying weather, is the endless speculation, on what could have caused it.
We've heard it all before; mechanical failure, terrorism, pilot suicide. It's spelled out again and again, and repeated at least twice, in every news broad cast.
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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3518 on: May 20, 2016, 11:05:21 AM »
Howard will report back with my thoughts on the Yognuo, I already have 3 of their speedlights and so far been very impressed.

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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3519 on: May 22, 2016, 09:40:47 AM »
Having spent a large part of the week sorting and fettling stuff for our annual car boot jaunt, it was rather disheartening this morning to set up our pitch in torrential rain and 14C. The rain did not stop and eventually soaked and without anything sold (no-one came, unsurprisingly) we had to give up and reload the car. Still at least the electricity is back on: that was off for half of yesterday after a lightning strike on a local substation.

It's still peeing down now.
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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3520 on: May 22, 2016, 01:35:17 PM »
Yesterday actually. Went to Wales to help run a stage on the Baja GB rally - which meant getting into stage by a ford - which is fine. But had to then park off the side of the track to be safe.

And managed to cause more damage to my car than I've done in a total of 4 weeks off roading in the Pyrenees and week in Poland. Nothing major, and I've sorted it this morning, but annoying all the same!
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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3521 on: May 25, 2016, 02:20:54 PM »
Another power outage. Posting while the UPS is still keeping the modem running. The UPS on my PC has had one power cut too many and is now an ex-UPS. Getting mightily peed off.
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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3522 on: May 26, 2016, 07:55:56 AM »
Another power outage. Posting while the UPS is still keeping the modem running. The UPS on my PC has had one power cut too many and is now an ex-UPS. Getting mightily peed off.

Power Outrage?
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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3523 on: May 26, 2016, 08:28:48 AM »
You could say that. And another €80 for a replacement UPS. Grr.
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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3524 on: May 26, 2016, 09:22:09 AM »
Life ain't easy, for a boy named H.
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