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Yesterday, after shooting I had to take the lens and flash off the camera body, but my flash 550EX got stuck and I can't get it off the body (EOS 5D).

How to take it off? I turned the ring to loosen it, but it just wouldn't come out.

The flash works fine though if I turn everything on.

Thanks in advance!

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akid thanx for correcting me, English is not my native language –  armen Apr 15 '13 at 16:21
Does it slide at all or is it completely stuck and unable to move? –  AJ Henderson Apr 15 '13 at 18:21

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there is a possibility that the flash hot shoe and the hot shoe on your camera is fixed tightly . or a element is stuck to each other in it.

method 1) even if it is a bit hard, gently push only at the base of the flash(near the hot shoe) with your thumb till it pops out.

if that did not work ,

method 2) insert a thin plate between the camera and the flash to see if it can be loosened a bit.then try "method 1" again

if that did not work ,

method 3) produce your beloved camera to a authorized service center. don't force any more.

happy clicking :)

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There's a tiny locking pin inside the flash's foot that descends into the camera hotshoe when you tighten the ring, maybe it's stuck.

Try to hold the camera up side down (with the flash below the camera), tighten the ring all the way and then losses it all the way, grab the flash foot ant try to gently move it forward and backward - maybe you can get the pin to drop back into the flash.

Be gentle, don't use too much force - you don't want to break or bend anything. If this doesn't work go to an authorized service center (if the camera is still under warranty) or to any camera repair shop - the repair should be pretty simple to anyone trained in taking cameras and flashes apart.

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