Does anyone have a broken AF-360FGZ for parts?


cliffsmith23

Link Posted 31/12/2019 - 16:08
I do a lot of nightclub photography for Licklist, and unfortunately one of the occupational hazards is having drunk teenagers try to grab at my camera, often by the flashgun. As a result, the hotshoe on my AF-360FGZ has been broken and glued back together several times, until it has finally reached a point where it just won't hold reliably any more. Does anyone here have a non-working AF-360FGZ that I could buy to cannibalise for parts?

HarisF1

Link Posted 31/12/2019 - 18:24
I don't have the flashgun but a bit of a warning - if you're using the K-1 or the KP the hotshoe is fixed to the top plastic cover of the body and this can crack, ruining hotshoe functionality and weather resistance too.

I'll keep an eye out for a broken flash unit so keep this thread updated in case you find one.

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cliffsmith23

Link Posted 03/01/2020 - 20:08
Thanks for the tip! I'm using a K-3, but that is still a possible concern. I do also use a Metz 45 CL-4 for some larger events shoots, but until I can find an SCA-3072M4 it's a bit too powerful for close-up work.

broadstairs

Link Posted 06/01/2020 - 17:47
Sent you a PM.

Stuart

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cliffsmith23

Link Posted 13/01/2020 - 00:10
Many thanks to forum user broadstairs; he sent me his non-functioning AF-360FGZ, and I was able to successfully transplant the camera mount onto my broken flash, which is now as good as new again!

broadstairs

Link Posted 13/01/2020 - 10:02
You're welcome, glad the transplant went OK.

Stuart
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