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Creating your own HOT shoe 2 extension cable.

 
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Dec 24, 2007 23:34 |  #151

I did cut my cord in half. Now I use the eBay triggers for off camera stuff, I resoldered the cord back together.


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Dec 25, 2007 22:44 as a reply to  @ post 1093669 |  #152

I did the same thing, but i use xbox controller extension cable, much more easier.....


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Jan 12, 2008 08:19 |  #153

e r y k wrote in post #4565105 (external link)
soo... anybody replace the whole cord instead of splicing into the existing coiled wire?

IMAGE: http://ekke.kapsi.fi/temp/DC_DIY/off-camera_cord2/johto_osissa.jpg

Still in progress.. I'm trying to find 6-pin cheap and small connectors which has locking mechanism..

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But those are too expensive.. It's cheaper to buy new cord than 6 pcs of those.. Doesn't make sense. :confused:



  
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Jan 13, 2008 21:53 as a reply to  @ Ekke's post |  #154

Didn't find any connectors.. Started to put it back together.. Here it is with new cord, half way ready, original in the right:

IMAGE: http://ekke.kapsi.fi/temp/DC_DIY/off-camera_cord2/puoliksi_kasattuna.jpg



  
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Jan 14, 2008 06:26 |  #155

So anybody thats doing this I found available at Rat Shack a pre made 65' 6 pin mini din cable for 30 bucks. I havent purchased it yet but I dont forsee any issues.

http://www.radioshack.​com …ort=support&tab​=techSpecs (external link)




  
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Jan 14, 2008 07:02 |  #156

Here is a 25 footer for 19.00

http://www.cablestogo.​com …sp?cat%5fid=920​&sku=09470 (external link)




  
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Jan 14, 2008 07:19 |  #157

Some connectors

http://www.showmecable​s.com/Mini-DIN-Connectors (external link)




  
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Jan 14, 2008 07:29 |  #158

So I have decided to do it this way

I ordered a 6 foot male/female ps/2 cable and a 25 foot male/female ps/2 cable and canon off shoe 2 cable. I will cut the 6 foot ps/2 cable in half and use it to replace the coiled cable, soldering each half to one side of the canon connectors. I will then have two lengths available. 6 foot if I just want to plug the two ends together or 31 feet if I place the 25 foot extension between the two ends. I will take pictures and post when I complete it. This method will reduce the amount of soldering and remove the need to solder those pesky mini din connectors. It should make a very clean package too.

cost excluding shipping:

Canon off-camera shoe cord 2: $46.00
25 foot ps/2 cable: $18.99
6 foot ps/2 cable: $8.99




  
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Jan 17, 2008 10:47 as a reply to  @ rab3rd's post |  #159

Finally:

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Works fine. :)



  
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Jan 24, 2008 06:20 |  #160

Finished mine yesterday. I will post some pictures tonight. Works great. I will say that if you intend to replace the cable instead of splicing it, be very careful I had to recover from two oopsies. First the diode came loose from the pin on the flash end of the cable. When I tried to reattach it I go thte pin a little hot and it moved. I was able to move it back. I soldered a short wire to the pin and attached the diode to it in stead of the pin. The screws that hold the cases together are very soft so be sure and use the correct size screw driver. They were in VERY tight on my cord. I had to drill on out because my screwdriver sliped and striped out the head. No biggie but now I am short one screw. I took me about three hours to do the whole thing start to finish but at less than 100.00 bucks it was worth the effort.




  
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Feb 08, 2008 18:18 as a reply to  @ post 1093669 |  #161

I tried to make the extension talked about here using components from Action Electronics (they recommended regular din connectors as they are larger and easier to work with). The coiled cord (now with din connectors in the middle) works fine, but when I attach the 50 foot extension (too long?) it will fire the flash but no ettl control and no zoom. I checked to see if any wires were touching the metal casing on the connectors (I put tape on them, just in case) and checked continuity. One question, I get continuity on pins 1,2,4,and 5 but not #3 (as shown on earlier illustrations on this thread). This is the case with the coiled cord only or with the extension. I didn't check this before I cut the coiled cord but everything works fine with just the coiled cord. Anyone else have the issue? I'm stumped. I do get continuity on all wires on the extension btw.




  
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Mar 11, 2008 13:23 |  #162

Mark Mathews wrote in post #4879588 (external link)
I tried to make the extension talked about here using components from Action Electronics (they recommended regular din connectors as they are larger and easier to work with). The coiled cord (now with din connectors in the middle) works fine, but when I attach the 50 foot extension (too long?) it will fire the flash but no ettl control and no zoom. I checked to see if any wires were touching the metal casing on the connectors (I put tape on them, just in case) and checked continuity. One question, I get continuity on pins 1,2,4,and 5 but not #3 (as shown on earlier illustrations on this thread). This is the case with the coiled cord only or with the extension. I didn't check this before I cut the coiled cord but everything works fine with just the coiled cord. Anyone else have the issue? I'm stumped. I do get continuity on all wires on the extension btw.

If you have a set of jewlers screwdrivers, you can unscrew the off camera module and see if the wire maybe broke loose from the solder joint on the contact.




  
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Mar 19, 2008 20:30 |  #163

I took the plunge and installed a couple of Mini-DIN connectors($4.64 from a local electronics supply store) on my original Off Camera Shoe Cord. Then I picked up a 6' Keyboard Extension Cable. ($16.94 from The Source, Circuit City)

Everything works great so far. I added three more 10' cables from ebay for a total of about 36 feet when I need it.

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May 06, 2008 06:27 |  #164

What is the best 6 core corded wire and does anyone know an online store i can buy this stuff at?


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May 06, 2008 06:32 |  #165

Ekke wrote in post #4722287 (external link)
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Works fine. :)

May i ask where you got this cord from?


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