Bent Hotshoe on E-M5

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by RobR, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. RobR

    RobR Mu-43 Regular

    104
    Jun 19, 2013
    Connecticut, USA
    Robert Reinhardt
    Hi all, I'm not quite sure when this happened, but last week when I tried to put a flash on my hotshoe, it wouldn't go on without applying a great deal of force. It is bent ever so slightly downwards, and I am not sure whether the best plan is just to bend it back with a pair of pliers or what. Any ideas?
     
  2. Wolfeye

    Wolfeye Mu-43 Regular

    64
    Mar 20, 2015
    Iowa
    I have had this happen on other cameras. Usually a flat-bladed screwdriver works best to gently pry the damaged area. Be careful, the hotshoe is somewhat delicate. Good luck!
     
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  3. RobR

    RobR Mu-43 Regular

    104
    Jun 19, 2013
    Connecticut, USA
    Robert Reinhardt
    Thanks, I'll give it a try!
     
  4. RobR

    RobR Mu-43 Regular

    104
    Jun 19, 2013
    Connecticut, USA
    Robert Reinhardt
    Worked perfectly! Thank you so much!