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Sep 01, 2011 22:36 |  #1

I was looking at getting an off camera cord for my 430EX II and note the Canon is $70! I looked them up on Ebay and see numerous Chinese vrsions for $15 to $30. Is there any difference in the quality on these or is it like the battery grips that the non OEM stuff is pretty close to the Canon brand? Also what aftermarket brand is best?


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Sep 01, 2011 23:05 |  #2

For $15 this from B&H will do.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …amera_Flash_Cor​d_for.html (external link)

Plus they are easier to deal with
on returns and exchanges than
most e-bay sellers.




  
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Sep 01, 2011 23:15 |  #3

www.flashzebra.com (external link)
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Sep 02, 2011 17:22 |  #4

My first cord was a Yong nuo that works great. I ordered an other Chinees cord that was crap. Jli or something. It did not work. I have also the Canon cord and know now that there is a big difference in Quality between the Chinees imitates and Canon.




  
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Sep 02, 2011 18:37 |  #5

My experience has not been good with 3 out of 4 ETTL chords, and we're not talking the dirt cheap ones. I would most definitely order from flashzebra, great service in the event you have a problem.

The issues I have run into are poor contacts and having the flash end of the chord come apart (fortunately I was holding on to the flash head, so it didn't hit the ground).


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Sep 02, 2011 19:35 |  #6

I have a "MeiKe" flashcord, a chinese replacement for the OC-E3, and so far it works very well and feels solid.




  
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