Great! thank you for your feedback there Would you mind telling me the difference between the two cords there? Can't believe the price of those cables, I worked in Audio Visual installations for years and know the markup on cables so HATE paying big money for cables LOL
Not a huge difference. I have the latter one. The build quality is very good. From what I understood when looking into it, it's slightly better build quality, more "weatherproof" than the predecessor. The connection to the camera hot shoe is a lever type action, the predecessor appears to have been a screw type action similar to the 430EX connection. Functionally they both do the same thing.
I saw cheaper knock-offs on ebay like this while searching:
but decided for something like this I didn't want to skimp.
Don't know about quality etc, but you may consider remote triggers that may be a little cheaper.
Or, if you are handy at making your own, google will find plenty of DIY off camera shoe chords for you