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Sep 17, 2015 08:28 |  #1

I bought a PocketWizard PC1N PC sync cord from B&H Photo. This is what i bought (external link)
I have a 1D Mark IIn and pocketwizards.
when i try to connect the cord to the 1D2n it appears that the pin on the PocketWizard sync cord is a bit "fat" or too big to fit in the camera's PC terminal. I have another PC cord that fits just fine, not sure where it's from.
In the photo below, the cord on the left is the one i have that fits on the camera.....although a bit on the loose side. The cord on the right is the pocketwizard sync cord, i purchased it because it claims to have a locking mechanism and i needed a second sync cord.

i don't want to push it in for fear of damaging my camera. Has anyone had this issue before?
Should i return the sync cord and order elsewhere?
what other sync cord recommendations should i look into?

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@jobv2 interesting! Can't say I've seen a sync cable like that before. I use pocketwizards as well and this is the exact cable I use in my Mark III. Pretty sure they came in the pocketwizard box. Sure we could find some for cheap somewhere. Amazon? And yes, this one locks as well.

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Sep 17, 2015 09:38 |  #3

hmmm. Mine does not coil.
i have some online options, i just do not want to buy something that will not fit. (flash zebra, cactus, amazon)

why can't everything just have 1/8 jacks like on the pocketwizard? pc terminals frustrate me


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Sep 17, 2015 10:01 as a reply to  @ jobv2's post |  #4

Agreed! PC connectors and terminals are probably some of the oldest camera gear still being used today. Hopefully they'll be gone soon!

I didn't know there was different sized PC ports. That's just another level of crazy!


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Sep 17, 2015 10:08 |  #5

I would (did) buy from Lon at Flashzebra. You want the 'screwlock' version of the male pc terminal at one end and a mono mini-phone plug at the other.

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http://flashzebra.com/​products/0284/index.sh​tml (external link)

Email Lon too, but I don't expect the 1D IIn to be different.




  
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Sep 18, 2015 11:32 |  #6

OceanRipple* wrote in post #17711064 (external link)
I would (did) buy from Lon at Flashzebra. You want the 'screwlock' version of the male pc terminal at one end and a mono mini-phone plug at the other.

Like:
http://flashzebra.com/​products/0284/index.sh​tml (external link)

Email Lon too, but I don't expect the 1D IIn to be different.

That one is $17.99 + shipping though.

Quick search on amazon. Here's one for $7.99 + free shipping
http://www.amazon.com …d-Miniphone/dp/B007MAYD7​M (external link)


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Sep 28, 2015 17:16 |  #7

MiahStan wrote in post #17712263 (external link)
That one is $17.99 + shipping though.

Quick search on amazon. Here's one for $7.99 + free shipping
http://www.amazon.com …d-Miniphone/dp/B007MAYD7​M (external link)

Yea but read the reviews. I have 30 year old PC cables that still work. These don't seem like they would.


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Sep 29, 2015 03:55 |  #8

I feel your frustration. Or rather I did.

I used pw when they were the only game in town, and cable problems were a regular occurrence. There's just too many variables.

The modern way of eliminating cables and using direct conections to hot shoes and hot feet are far superior. I think it's the only solution.




  
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