I purchased and off brand, Meike Digital, OC-E3 a while back to use with my 580 EXII and my Pocket Wizards. Its work, from time to time when I've used it, which hasn't been a whole lot. The cord itself is still in good shape, very tight coiled still.
Anyway, I purchase a RSS bracket to mount my flash on so I could get off camera flash while just using my camera, for like weddings etc...but when I mounted it and I'm using this Meike OC-E3, its not firing off the flash at all and the 580 EXII shows up as TTL when I thought it should work in ETTL as well...?
Do you think I've been the victim of a cheap off camera shoe cord?
I went ahead and ordered the real Canon branded one, it should be here today, I just can't really understand if this cheaper one is really gone bad already, without hardly using it.