Disassemble flash shoe on Canon EOS 650

© UFOTO.DK - Canon EOS 650My brother bought a second-hand Canon EOS 650, but it had a little quirk. The flash shoe was loose and the weight of his Speedlite 300EZ made it tilt and loose contact. So he asked if I knew how to take the camera apart, just so much that the shoe could be tighten. I didn’t, but I thought Google would know. I didn’t find anything there, but in the danish photo newsgroup, dk.fritid.foto, I luckily got the answer.

I can’t possibly be the only person in the world, who has had a need for a this information, so now I write down here and hope that Google will find it :-).

There is a small spring-plate in the bottom of the shoe. Using a very small screwdriver, you can tip it up and below it, you will find 4 screws. Tighten them, to ensure that the flash shoe doesn’ tilt. That is it – it’s that simple, when you know it.

Blog rename

It was easy to decide to get a blog, but what on earth should I call it? People with blogs seems to be champions in funny and interesting names for their blogs, but I really didn’t have a clue. So I just called it “Uffe R. B. Andersen Weblog”, which was very accurate, if not exactly exiting.

But last night it came to me, as I was looking through some log files on my Linux server. Log files on a Linux – or rather any ordinary Un*x – are located in the /var/log directory. The main log file is the messages log file, where practically everything is logged if not stated otherwise in the syslogd.conf file.

So the first place to look when in doubt is /var/log/messages. The leap of imagination was not far (especially not at 1 o’clock in the night). My weblog had to change name – to /var/blog/messages :-D.

There you have it – the reason for the new name. I’ll try to get earlier to bed in the future, so I don’t any more good ideas ;-).

Hello World

Hi and welcome to the blog of Uffe R. B. Andersen (nevermind what R. B. is short for). Don’t expect to find many english posts, but if I write any (as I do right now), you’ll find them in the "In english" category as well as the relevant category.

Regards
/Uffe