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Jan 11, 2014 20:57 |  #16

My OCC is 3ft, cut down from 20ft to use for a macro flash set up.


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Jan 13, 2014 10:06 |  #17

I did look into getting a cable but ended up getting a set of Yongnou triggers. The cables seemed rather expensive (for what they were) compared to the wireless triggers. Then I got to use a cable (or rather had too) when a studio's wireless trigger failed. They gave me a cable to use with their lights but it was awful because I was moving around shooting. In the end I tossed the cable back in the box and set up my flash and wireless triggers and used that to trigger their studio lights.

Obviously if you are only going to shoot static set ups (on tripod etc) then it isn't really a worry, but wireless does give you more freedom. I've had lights at opposite ends of a staircase, in different rooms (with no cables running through the doorway); and on the other side of a closed glass door.


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Jan 13, 2014 13:07 |  #18

The issue, unless I'm missing something, is with regard to th OPs birding set up, where the flash is on a bracket with the camera.


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Jan 13, 2014 18:21 |  #19

windpig wrote in post #16602200 (external link)
The issue, unless I'm missing something, is with regard to th OPs birding set up, where the flash is on a bracket with the camera.

You are correct. I have triggers for my regular light setups, but I don't want to use my PW TTs because they are too costly to risk damaging.


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Jan 13, 2014 18:26 |  #20

... so a 3' cord should work fine, right?

http://www.flashzebra.​com/products/0122/inde​x.shtml (external link)


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Jan 13, 2014 18:29 |  #21

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... so a 3' cord should work fine, right?

http://www.flashzebra.​com/products/0122/inde​x.shtml (external link)

That's the one I have now that's giving me trouble, so I want try something else.


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Jan 13, 2014 19:10 |  #22

Of the three OCF chords I've had, 2 have been bad. One of them came apart in my fingers the first time I tried sliding the flash onto it. The first chord started being intermittent after about 30 uses. I ordered a Canon, but sent it back when I saw that it was the same as the third party units.


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Jan 14, 2014 07:02 |  #23

Methodical wrote in post #16603045 (external link)
That's the one I have now that's giving me trouble, so I want try something else.

Then...

http://ocfgear.com …f-coiled-cord-canon-ettl/ (external link)

Or, email Lon and see if he will take care of the issue with the cord (assuming you purchased it from FlashZebra).


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Jan 14, 2014 09:38 |  #24

Lon stands by his products. He replaced a 30ft cord that had an issue of the head pulling away from the cord insulation. He was very nice about it.




  
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Jan 14, 2014 10:32 |  #25

Thanks everyone. I ordered the JJC flash cord. I will see how it goes.

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Jan 14, 2014 12:46 |  #26

Just saw this. I also go with a cord.

Here is mine

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Jan 14, 2014 15:06 |  #27

What is that on top of the camera flash shoe^^^^^^^^?


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Jan 14, 2014 22:20 |  #28

It's a remote trigger for my hensel porty.


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Jan 15, 2014 00:18 |  #29

I thought it was some sort of trigger, but was not sure.


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