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Mar 22, 2010 11:22 |  #1

I just received my "flashzebra OCF cable" and its a yongnuo. I wasnt expecting this. I was under the impression the flashzebra guy made his own cables.

I could of ordered this off ebay for cheaper :confused:


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Mar 22, 2010 11:25 |  #2

He orders his cables from suppliers just like anyone else. I have his longer cable, the 24ft one, and its not YN. Although if you are in the US its doubtful you could have gotten one on ebay with the same turnaround time as from Flashzebra. Plus he will stand behind it if you have problems.




  
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Mar 22, 2010 11:39 |  #3

I got the 3' coiled one. if its a quality piece then I guess alright.

its just sad that he made no mention of this. in his pictures he strategically has the cord with the YONGNUO logo face down. and no mention of it anywhere in the description

I would just rather not have any YONG WANG CHUNG parts if possible


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Mar 22, 2010 11:43 |  #4

I guess you better return your camera then. It was made just down the road from this part. I have had the Yong TTL cord for a few years now. No sign of wear on it at all. If there were active electronics in the cord I could understand. But all it is made of is wire and contacts. Not much to go wrong.


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Mar 22, 2010 11:56 |  #5

scott0999 wrote in post #9847381 (external link)
I got the 3' coiled one. if its a quality piece then I guess alright.

its just sad that he made no mention of this. in his pictures he strategically has the cord with the YONGNUO logo face down. and no mention of it anywhere in the description

I would just rather not have any YONG WANG CHUNG parts if possible

Enlighten me. Is that a particular company, or do you mean chinese products in general?




  
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Mar 22, 2010 12:07 |  #6

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I guess you better return your camera then. It was made just down the road from this part. I have had the Yong TTL cord for a few years now. No sign of wear on it at all. If there were active electronics in the cord I could understand. But all it is made of is wire and contacts. Not much to go wrong.

You know I thought the same thing. I have been using "Off Shoe" cords from Canon and Paramount cords for around 10 years. I have modified several of my own Canon cords and never had a problem with any of them. I have several lighting setups that I thought would be nice just to keep a cheap cord in just in case I forgot one of my good cords so I bought 5 Yongnuo's off ebay a couple of months ago. Only 1 is still working. Three have completely died and one is intermitent. I have not had time to pull them apart and figure out whats wrong but there is a difference and you get what you pay for.


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Mar 22, 2010 12:11 |  #7

my yongnuo 3' chord came apart in my hand the first time I went to put a flash on it. Unreliable QC has soured me, especially when it comes to accessories that support expensive pieces of gear.


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Mar 22, 2010 12:12 |  #8

A good friend of mine has now had 3 Canon off-shoe cords die in 2 years. I use the Yonguo cords and battery packs and have never had an issue. Every manufacturer has its faults but the Canon cord is clearly overpriced. When you do finally open up the Yongnuo cords, you'll no doubt see that they're more or less identical to the Canons.




  
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Mar 22, 2010 12:22 |  #9

I have cords and packs from both Canon and YK. I have found no operational or quality differences that are worth mentioning. Cords are particularly susceptible to mishandling.


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Mar 22, 2010 12:37 |  #10

mileage may very, but seeing the flash mount end come apart was not fun. Having a 580EX II hit the ground would have sucked. I don't think the Canon chords are going to be any better.


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Mar 22, 2010 12:37 |  #11

scott0999 wrote in post #9847381 (external link)
I would just rather not have any YONG WANG CHUNG parts if possible

Did you think they were made in Santa Barbara?


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Mar 22, 2010 12:43 |  #12

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Did you think they were made in Santa Barbara?

well flashzebra seems to be in KY, but ya.. anywhere in the US.. would of been great

its SAD people assume everything is going to be made in China nowadays. you should be ashamed of yourself

I on the other hand would feel much more American having a non- YONG WANG CHUNG YUNG WONG cord


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Mar 22, 2010 12:47 as a reply to  @ scott0999's post |  #13

FlashZebra is selling Yongnuo packs which are made in China. What I like about Lon and other US sellers with Chinese products is that if you have a problem you can now deal with someone in the US, get support and replacements, good communication and in English.

Having US support and service is important to me so I prefer not to deal with Hong Kong. When things go right it's a beautiful thing. When things don't go as they should then it takes forever to resolve the problem or get a replacement.

I have no problem with Chinese products. My problem is in dealing directly with China rather than the US.


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Mar 22, 2010 13:01 as a reply to  @ scott0999's post |  #14

So, buy a Canon cord. Pay 3X the price and guess what? It is made in China or some place where labor is cheap. I'm afraid you aren't being realistic. The world has changed.

Lon gives great service. The parts work and they are sold at a fair price. If you are expecting American Made, .............. do you want to make them for $2.00 per hour? I don't.

Problem is, you are attacking a guy who many of the peeps on this board think the world of. I doubt you are going to find much sympathy.


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Mar 22, 2010 13:09 |  #15

scott0999 wrote in post #9847843 (external link)
well flashzebra seems to be in KY, but ya.. anywhere in the US.. would of been great

its SAD people assume everything is going to be made in China nowadays. you should be ashamed of yourself

I on the other hand would feel much more American having a non- YONG WANG CHUNG YUNG WONG cord

Wow. I hope you realize canon is a Japanese company, thats more rightly described as an international conglomerate with suppliers from all over the world. To believe that you are more American because the parts from your camera accessories are made is America is astoundingly xenophobic.




  
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