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Apr 29, 2011 08:48 |  #1

Was about to place my order HERE with Amazon (external link) but there seems to be more 1-Star reviews than others. Is this a safe buy? It's mainly just for my macro setup. I have wireless triggers for my studio strobes.


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Apr 29, 2011 14:53 |  #2

Normally I'm the type to find cheaper alternatives but when it came to buying an OCF cord I went with the one from Canon. I read many reviews of cheaper ones having one type of problem or another. With the investment I'm in the process of making in macro gear I figured potential frustrations from mis-fires or broken shoes didn't warrant the $40.00 price savings.


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May 01, 2011 03:12 |  #3

interesting. i have that cord, purchased from amazon approx 1 year ago
and it works as well as I would exapect from a cord.


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May 01, 2011 10:31 |  #4

I had a third party cord and it broke within a few months
never had a canon one to compare though


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May 01, 2011 23:04 |  #5

Picked up this Pearstone TTL at BH, and the quality seams quite impressive for the price.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ff_Camera_Flash​_Cord.html (external link)




  
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May 02, 2011 02:08 |  #6

I use two cheap Ebay cords (different brands), one for almost two years now, the other for 7+ months. Never had a single problem with them.


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May 02, 2011 03:18 |  #7

Similar to above have two third party ettl cords (Jessops) for 4 or 5 years now - no problems
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May 02, 2011 19:05 |  #8

Good to know guys. How is the mounting on your third party cords? Is it plastic? is Canons Plastic? Reason I ask is because my Yonguno RF-602's are plastic and sometimes I worry the weight of the 580EXII on a ball head with them angled forwards is too much weight for the mount.


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May 03, 2011 03:02 |  #9

I have this YongNuo cable for the last 6-7 months and another longer one from YN for the last 2 years - no problems at all. they look just like the Opteka cord you mentioned:
http://cgi.ebay.com …kid%3D884146741​3461061206 (external link)


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May 03, 2011 21:58 |  #10

I bought 2 of the Zeikos OCF cords from B&H and haven't had any problems so far....about 5 months...


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May 04, 2011 20:39 |  #11

Ive been using the Opteka TTL cord for macro use (on a bracket) for about a year, no troubles here. Yes, the mount is plastic... I believe the Canon base is plastic as well


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