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My E30 'Metz' with an accident...

If anyone wondered how robust the metal shoe is on a Metz 58 AF-2, I can tell you: it's stronger than the hotshoe on the E-30 it was attached to.
Which is a shame…


Luckily, I'm insured!
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Super glue

Is it still working
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Re: My E30 'Metz' with an accident...

My experience with super glue is very mixed (I once glued myself to a small dog by mistake) so I thought best to leave it to the experts.
It wasn't completely dead following the incident but I shut it down ASAP to prevent further damage. I suppose it might still be fine for natural light…
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Re: My E30 'Metz' with an accident...

Hi there Electricbrae!

Have you tried using the flash port on the front? This could be the time to learn off camera flash and using manual flash modes . On a happier note I'm glad to hear you're insured - are you hoping for a repair or replacement?

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Super glue

Is it still working
I'm afraid super glue won't fix the torn flexy circuit strip though. That is going to be an expensive repair to fix that now unfortunately.
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I'm afraid super glue won't fix the torn flexy circuit strip though. That is going to be an expensive repair to fix that now unfortunately.
There are plenty of electrically conductive glues, but the damage looks well beyond any simple fix. More like an eBay spares or repairs to either get rid of the broken one or repair it from a donor body.

Personally, I'd go for a physical fix with possibly just getting the center & side contacts working and using the PC connector, the RC system when flash is needed.

Insurance is likely only to cover a "suitable replacement" so an eBay search may be the way to go, as there are some quite nice ones on there recently.
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Re: My E30 'Metz' with an accident...

Thanks for all the great suggestions - there's always opportunity in adversity! Waiting to hear back for some repair quotes; I've fixed a few small things on cameras before but this is definitely well out of my league. Loss adjusters calling Friday to assess options, fingers crossed for a favourable decision; would love to upgrade to an EM-1 but have become very attached to the E-30 - still a fantastic camera in the right light and I enjoy the discipline and challenge that come with the "old" tech forcing me to be more careful with exposure, focusing etc
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Thanks for all the great suggestions - there's always opportunity in adversity! Waiting to hear back for some repair quotes; I've fixed a few small things on cameras before but this is definitely well out of my league. Loss adjusters calling Friday to assess options, fingers crossed for a favourable decision; would love to upgrade to an EM-1 but have become very attached to the E-30 - still a fantastic camera in the right light and I enjoy the discipline and challenge that come with the "old" tech forcing me to be more careful with exposure, focusing etc
I still have my E30 & play with it now & again even though I have both the E-M1 & E-M5 as well now, so I do (I think I do anyhow) understand where you're coming from.
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This looks like a nice one
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Re: My E30 'Metz' with an accident...

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Thanks for all the great suggestions - there's always opportunity in adversity! Waiting to hear back for some repair quotes; I've fixed a few small things on cameras before but this is definitely well out of my league. Loss adjusters calling Friday to assess options, fingers crossed for a favourable decision; would love to upgrade to an EM-1 but have become very attached to the E-30 - still a fantastic camera in the right light and I enjoy the discipline and challenge that come with the "old" tech forcing me to be more careful with exposure, focusing etc
Hi there Electricbrae!

I have the E-30 as well as the E-M1, but it seems to be getting less and less use as I start thinking more and more in terms of m43rds. My E-PL3 gets more use than it now as well as a "socially exceptable" camera to take to family occasions (my wife thinks I look like the Paparazzi if I take a DSLR and reasonable size lens, never mind my sigma 70-200 f2.8 for zoo trips!)

My "old tech" camera is an E-1 - which still gives great images when used properly - in fact when I looked back through last years photos for my best of 2014 post in a thread of that name I found that two of the three were from the E-1, because it really makes me focus on composition and settings.

Luton Cameras my well be able to repair your E-30 if you decide to go down that route, many people on the forum have good reports of their service - I am waiting for an iris for my 50-200mm from them at the moment.

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Re: My E30 'Metz' with an accident...

on the super glue rub oil or margarine on and around the skin and it will come off without the skin...
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Re: My E30 'Metz' with an accident...

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Have you seen those (new?) plastic 'weld' pen applicators that use UV-activated adhesive and the applicator pen has a UV LED light built in? They look very interesting - would be interested to hear if anyone has used one?

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Have you seen those (new?) plastic 'weld' pen applicators that use UV-activated adhesive and the applicator pen has a UV LED light built in? They look very interesting - would be interested to hear if anyone has used one?

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Thanks. You just reminded me I need to get the dentist to use his UV light to set another tooth filling (& other work he'll charge the earth for)!

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