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DIY Mod: Variable length OC-E3 the cheap and easy way.

 
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May 22, 2013 20:01 |  #31

waterrockets wrote in post #15957150 (external link)
Bumping this thread as it inspired me to use a similar method to extend my flash sync. I did a few minutes of googling and came across this solution: http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=1NXAcv_3Ktc (external link)

Works great, and really easy to do. A bag of 50 RJ45 connectors, a few Cat 5e couplers, and a crimping tool was less than $20 shipped. No worries about soldering skills this way, and the end product looks about the same. I left the springy bit of the flash cable on the camera end, figuring it will dampen anyone tripping on the cable to maybe save the camera.

Great solution, and hats off to Jim G for pioneering this for us.

Yikes, has it been four years already since we did that mod? Time flies.

I can't see that Youtube video at the moment as I'm at work but I'll check it out... always keen to see what other people are doing as far as this goes. Heck, I still have a few chopped up OC-E2/3s that I intended on modding in this way but still haven't gotten around to.


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May 22, 2013 21:11 |  #32

Ah, at work. That's frustrating. Here's a screenshot from the video that really sums up the whole thing (note that you don't need scissors with that crimper): http://i2.ytimg.com …cv_3Ktc/maxresd​efault.jpg (external link)


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May 22, 2013 21:12 |  #33

waterrockets wrote in post #15958424 (external link)
Ah, at work. That's frustrating. Here's a screenshot from the video that really sums up the whole thing (note that you don't need scissors with that crimper): http://i2.ytimg.com …cv_3Ktc/maxresd​efault.jpg (external link)

Hey! That's brilliant. I think you've inspired me to go dig up the old ones I was going to do and try this method instead :)


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