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Mar 05, 2012 15:50 |  #1

http://www.amazon.com …rd_r=1160PA6C64​7XBYCVKDF7 (external link)

I'm sure there is use for it, but it looks like an oxymoron to me.


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Mar 05, 2012 16:00 |  #2

Best guess is it's part of their new Speedlight system. Damned thing ought to be made of Platinum to charge $80 for a frackin' cable :s


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Mar 05, 2012 16:02 |  #3

The thick plug on that looks a lot like the remote shutter release plug.


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Mar 05, 2012 16:06 |  #4

Looks just like one of these to me (though Amazon's price is MUCH more):

http://www.flashzebra.​com/products/0206/inde​x.shtml (external link)

I actually need to get one of these as my current Phottix remote cable release has a mini-phone plug (which worked well when I had an XSi) and came with a mini-phone-to-mini-phone (holy hyphen) cable. However, my 50D has the N3 connector, so I believe a mini-phone to N3 cable is what I would need to continue using the Phottix system I have.


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Mar 05, 2012 16:06 |  #5

Agreed, Ken; The new system includes the ability to remotely trip other cameras, which is why I suspect it's for the new stuff.


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Mar 05, 2012 16:07 |  #6

krb wrote in post #14029824 (external link)
The thick plug on that looks a lot like the remote shutter release plug.

+1. I am not sure where the Speedlite fits into their description. I could be wrong, but looks like the N3 shutter release plug to me as well.

EDIT: I suppose Snydremark took care of why the Speedlite nomenclature is being used...


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Mar 05, 2012 16:09 |  #7

Snydremark wrote in post #14029869 (external link)
Agreed, Ken; The new system includes the ability to remotely trip other cameras, which is why I suspect it's for the new stuff.

That answers that.


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Mar 05, 2012 16:13 |  #8

I just thought it was funny looking since it said it was a Speedlite Rlease Cable.


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Mar 05, 2012 16:27 |  #9

At least it has enough contacts to support Auto-Focus, shutter release and wakeup...

My question is, how many remote cameras will be able to sinc to the same set of Canon speedlights AT the same time? Crossing fingers that several cameras can be triggered remotly at the same time and all will sync with a single POP of the lights.




  
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Mar 05, 2012 16:30 |  #10

According to their literature, up to 15 cameras can be triggered at once.


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Mar 05, 2012 16:46 |  #11

Snydremark wrote in post #14030060 (external link)
According to their literature, up to 15 cameras can be triggered at once.

15 Cameras or 15 Strobes? Where is that info, maybe I missed the details?

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Ohhhh - nice, I did miss that....

"Remote camera control Trigger an EOS camera fitted with a Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT from a second unit or from a compatible Speedlite flashgun, such as the Speedlite 600EX-RT. Up to 15 cameras can be triggered at once, for synchronised shooting."




  
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Mar 05, 2012 16:58 |  #12

Yup :) But just for anyone else dropping by this thread:

Either/Or: http://learn.usa.canon​.com …00exrt_radio_ba​sics.shtml (external link)

Relevant Excerpts:

"Control of up to fifteen 600EX-RT Speedlites off-camera
A total of one to fifteen Speedlite 600EX-RT units can be placed off-camera, and fired using either another 600EX-RT on-camera (as a radio-based "master" flash) or an optional ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter on the camera's accessory shoe. When two or more flash Groups are established, anywhere from one to 14 flashes can be assigned to a group (A, B, etc.). Multiple groups do not have to have the same number of slave units within them. Again, the total number of Speedlite 600EX-RT slave units in a set-up cannot exceed 15, regardless of the number of groups."

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New: Linked Shooting*
Take a Speedlite 600EX-RT or Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT, and put it on the hot shoe of an EOS camera. Assign this as a Master unit. Now, do the same – with either an ST-E3-RT or 600EX-RT – on up to 15 other EOS cameras, assigned as "slave units". It's now possible to fire the "master" camera, and have the 600EX-RT or ST-E3-RT fire the "slave" cameras, up to 100 feet away from the master. Flash can fire or not fire during exposure, whichever the photographer chooses. It's a new way to remotely control multiple EOS cameras.

* Linked Shooting and Remote Release can be done with Speedlite 600EX-RT or ST-E3RT directly mounted onto Canon EOS 5D Mark III, and EOS-1D X. With all previous EOS models having an N3-style remote control socket, optional Canon cord SR-N3 is required for Linked Shooting or Remote Release (one end connects to Speedlite or ST-E3-RT, other end to camera's N3-type remote socket).


The last bit with the asterisk is why I figure the OP cable has the N3 connector.


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Mar 05, 2012 17:02 |  #13

http://www.learn.usa.c​anon.com …00exrt_radio_ba​sics.shtml (external link)

"With all previous EOS models having an N3-style remote control socket, optional Canon cord SR-N3 is required for Linked Shooting or Remote Release (one end connects to Speedlite or ST-E3-RT, other end to camera's N3-type remote socket)."


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Mar 05, 2012 17:03 |  #14

ah, same N3 info that Eric found


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Mar 05, 2012 18:24 |  #15

I bet lots of Pro's will pay a premium for a Canon branded cable.

Wonder how many of the off brand cables will go up in price when this new Canon stuff is released.




  
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