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    Buy 80d now or wait for 90d

    If budget allows, you may consider a 5D mark IV. Gray market brand new selling at US$1949.99. https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-IV-Digital-SLR-Camera-Body-Only/323086614873?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
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    How much to sell a 1 year old used 5d IV body?

    A friend of mine have just purchased a gray market 5D4 online and paid USD2049 (around CAD2700) The seller do not ship to Canada. He crossed the border and picked it up when he went to the Niagara Casino. He showed the border custom the camera but the officer just waved him off and did not...
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    Sony A7iii or Pentax K1 - The Choice is Near

    Tip to remove adapter :
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    Hotshoe cover for 5D3?

    If you can wait a bit, it's a lot less to order from ....
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    7D mark II with a broken built in flash

    Update : ordered the built in flash replacement part off eBay. The tab of this replacement part was bent. I don't want to break it so I just try installing it on the camera but the flash won't close tightly. I found some copper parts in the bin and cut a piece to add height to the tab. It works...
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    7D mark II with a broken built in flash

    I guess all built in flashes, due to their power and effective range, have only limited uses. But, they are good for use as fill-flashes or as flash commanders.
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    7D mark II with a broken built in flash

    I test it 30 times - pop up and press down. So far no problem. External flash has more power. Yeah.
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    7D mark II with a broken built in flash

    Just a few minutes ago, I put everything back into the camera flash. Made a little adjustment to the length of the tab. ( I made a new tab and used JB weld to glue it on.) Now, my 7DII is back to it's original shape and function. Will see if the glue is strong enough to hold the tab for a...
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    7D mark II with a broken built in flash

    Dear Graham, You may be right. If anyone borrow to use my gears and broke them, they will definitely have to be responsible for the damages caused by their carelessness or whatever. Sorry that I did not go into details about the situation. My friend was just playing with my camera set up...
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    7D mark II with a broken built in flash

    Thank you for your help.
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    7D mark II with a broken built in flash

    Exactly. But I wish I have the knowledge to make one. Excellent idea though.
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    7D mark II with a broken built in flash

    No need to apologize. I don't like built in flash also. Sharing idea and feeling and taking a few minutes of your time reply to posts is already some support. BTW, the friendship is over half a century. The camera is mine and my good friend suggested to pay for the repair but I refused. It's an...
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    7D mark II with a broken built in flash

    That's quite handy. Thanks. I have noticed this one just minutes before your posting. I will look into it definitely. I really like people in this forum. Very knowledgeable and very helpful. Thanks again to you all.
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    7D mark II with a broken built in flash

    Thanks for your info. It's quite true that super glue may be harmful. It's just experimental and I will not use the DIY part permanently.
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    7D mark II with a broken built in flash

    Yes I used a dremel tool and a small cut of steel sheet. Instant glue. And now I have this. Waiting for it to dry and bond. Not sure if it is sturdy enough. Actually, it's a lot of fun DIY repair. This winter I have broken several vintage lenses and a Minolta film camera. Now, I have a lot of...
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    7D mark II with a broken built in flash

    Dear Graham, I am a low tech guy. Just discovered that I can live chat with Canon. it's a lot easier. I provide them details and the feedback is that I can only buy the whole top assembly including the flash and not parts for the flash. It costs Cad 205.38 plus tax and shipping. Now, there is...
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    7D mark II with a broken built in flash

    Agreed. May be I should do without it.
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    7D mark II with a broken built in flash

    My friend used my 7DII on a tripod and it fell off. The built-in flash popped up during the accident and cannot be closed completely. I opened up the camera flash cover (just 4 tiny screws), pressed down the flash and found that the blockage to complete closing up of the flash was due to a...
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    Bordeaux - France

    Excellent shots. Love them all. Thanks for sharing.