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Aug 15, 2007 22:10 |  #1

I know this is a lame question, but I went to two different camera stores today for a simple PC sync cord and no one knew what I needed. I have a 30d and the connection on the camera is threaded. What connection do I need for this. Also the other end is going to a Wein optical slave (model # WIWPHS ?) that has a PC sync connection. This should be simple but I've never used a sync cord before. Thanks, Randy


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Aug 15, 2007 22:33 |  #2

For the camera body PC connection, any regular PC plug (male) will fit, and for a more secure fit, use a Nikon Screw-Lock PC plug. I don't think the Wein can use the threaded PC connector, so unless you have someone (like me or FlashZebra) make you a specific cord, you should use a standard PC (male) to PC (male) sync cord.

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Aug 15, 2007 22:59 |  #3

1) The best connector to fit on the camera end is a "Nikon Screwlock PC", but those are very hard to find and very few even know what they are, even if they work in camera stores.

But, as mentioned above, a male PC cord will work. It will not be as reliable, but it will work and you have a shot at finding one.

2) I am not sure why you would connect your camera to a Wein Optical slave. Typically you would connect an optical slave to a flash unit. So, I am a bit confused about your intent.

Post a followup if you can so we can clear this up.

Buy the way, optical slaves do not work very well on Canon EX flash units.

Enjoy! Lon


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Aug 15, 2007 23:52 |  #4

shooterman wrote in post #3735880 (external link)
Hey Zebra,

Sorry for any confusion. I'm using a Sunpak 433AF nikon style, off camera on a lightstand and want to run the PC sync cord from the camera to the off camera flash. I bought a Wein optical slave that also has a PC sync port. I realized the hard way last night that it's extremely difficult to fire the off camera flash optically with my 30d built in flash because of the pre-flash.

thanks, Randy

Now I understand what is going on.

Evidently you have a Wein optical slave that has a built in hotshoe and a PC connection.

Just like Michael Bass indicated above, you will need a 5 Meter (or 15 foot) with a Male PC on both ends.

This is not a rare cord, but it is not common either.

I suspect you will have to order one unless you are near a very large photographic supply.

Enjoy! Lon


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