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Top notch 3.5mm sync cables

 
AlanU
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Sep 08, 2010 01:54 |  #1

Needing 3.5mm male sync cables I was on a hunt for an alternate source vs the lower quality inexpensive cables.

"The Lighting Academy" now has them available. Our POTN's "TMR design" now custom builds a high quality male 3.5mm sync cables. I use them with my AB cybersyncs with my Elinchrom 300RX. Quality comes with a slightly higher price tag but I certainly feel its worth the extra beans.

Got them in the mail today and I will say I'm very pleased with Robert's workmanship. Knowing how meticulous he is with shaping light I was confident his cables would be killer!! They look great and do not feel like they will fall apart like the plasticy molded ones. I just had to share my thoughts with others.

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Glittery bag not included :) I stole it from my little daughter :)

5Dmkiv |5Dmkiii | 80D | 24LmkII | 35mm f/2 IS | 85 mkII L | 100L | EF-S 10-22 | 16-35L mkII | 24-70 f/2.8L mkii| 70-200 f/2.8 ISL mkII| 600EX-RT x2 | 580 EX II x2 | Einstein's
Fuji X-T2 w/battery booster | 16mm f/1.4 | 56 f/1.2 | 10-24 f/4.0 | 55-200 | EF-X500

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Sep 08, 2010 03:17 |  #2
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AlanU wrote in post #10869882external link
Glittery bag not included :) I stole it from my little daughter :)

Whew...thanks for clearing that up :D

Those are sweet cables! I've never seen a high quality sync cable like that in my entire life. It sure beats buying 5 cheap cables and then praying that at least one of them will actually work on the shoot.




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vid1900
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Sep 08, 2010 08:34 |  #3

http://www.cablesforle​ss.com ...assembled-in-the-usa.aspxexternal link

You can get all metal barrel 3.5mm cables at any musical instrument shop. Same price as the vinyl molded ones at Radio Shack.


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bobbyz
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Sep 08, 2010 10:09 |  #4

vid1900 wrote in post #10870961external link
http://www.cablesforle​ss.com ...assembled-in-the-usa.aspxexternal link

You can get all metal barrel 3.5mm cables at any musical instrument shop. Same price as the vinyl molded ones at Radio Shack.

Those are stereo cables. Have you used them?


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bobbyz
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Sep 08, 2010 10:10 |  #5

Alan, need the link.


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Fuji XT-1, 14mm f2.8, 23mm f1.4, 35mm f1.4, 56mm f1.2, 90mm f2, 50-140mm f2.8

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JDubya
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Sep 08, 2010 10:12 |  #6

Stereo cables work just as well




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bobbyz
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Sep 08, 2010 10:23 |  #7

JDubya wrote in post #10871446external link
Stereo cables work just as well

I thought they didn't that is why everyone looks for the mono cables. I have't tried them myself.


5dmk3, 35L, 85L II, 300mm f2.8 IS I, 400mm f5.6
Fuji XT-1, 14mm f2.8, 23mm f1.4, 35mm f1.4, 56mm f1.2, 90mm f2, 50-140mm f2.8

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Sep 08, 2010 10:27 |  #8

bobbyz wrote in post #10871504external link
I thought they didn't that is why everyone looks for the mono cables. I have't tried them myself.

Nope, before I bought some short monos from Lon, all I used were some long stereo cables and they worked perfectly. Using a stereo cable with a mono jack just means one of the wires on the stereo cable isn't being used.




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AlanU
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Sep 08, 2010 10:28 |  #9

bobbyz wrote in post #10871433external link
Alan, need the link.

Bobby,

Its our POTN's Robert M. (TMR Design)

Robert has been such a valuable POTN member with his contributions to "shaping light". I'll support anyone in our small group...that's the least I can do.

I love these cables. They are designed for stress pulls. Yes they are more expensive than the cheapies but I'm not looking for cheapies.


5Dmkiv |5Dmkiii | 80D | 24LmkII | 35mm f/2 IS | 85 mkII L | 100L | EF-S 10-22 | 16-35L mkII | 24-70 f/2.8L mkii| 70-200 f/2.8 ISL mkII| 600EX-RT x2 | 580 EX II x2 | Einstein's
Fuji X-T2 w/battery booster | 16mm f/1.4 | 56 f/1.2 | 10-24 f/4.0 | 55-200 | EF-X500

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bobbyz
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Sep 08, 2010 14:03 |  #10

So I need to pm him to buy these? I don't see anything on his web site yet. Would love it he offers dual brackets and other stuff also.


5dmk3, 35L, 85L II, 300mm f2.8 IS I, 400mm f5.6
Fuji XT-1, 14mm f2.8, 23mm f1.4, 35mm f1.4, 56mm f1.2, 90mm f2, 50-140mm f2.8

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TMR ­ Design
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Sep 08, 2010 14:11 as a reply to bobbyz's post |  #11

HI Bobby,

I'm trying not to do business in the forums.

Since the site is not up yet, there are no products listed. At this time I don't have plans for a product line or selling any of the custom modifications I've done.

I'm making these cables to order but it's a very limited offer. Once I run out of materials I won't be making more. If I still have some available when the site is launched they'll be there to buy, but more than likely they'll be sold before the launch.

I'm not marketing... just informing.

If you're interested please PM me.


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Sep 08, 2010 14:14 as a reply to TMR Design's post |  #12

BTW, thanks Alan for the nice post with images.


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Sep 08, 2010 14:52 as a reply to TMR Design's post |  #13

As always, Rob is "Da' Bomb".....


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