Flash Cables.

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  1. Kiske

    Kiske TPF Noob!

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    So,

    My hotshoe doesn't work...

    Are there any adaptors that I can attach to a flashgun directly from the studio flash plug/thing?

    And yes, my technical terminology is amazing.
     
  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What kind of camera (Make, model). If it has a Flash-sync outlet (a small round port about 2mm in dia) then yes, if not, you're probably out of luck.
     
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    It's a 1d, it does have the flash output.

    I just cant seem to find a suitable cable on the net.
     
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    Define suitable...
     
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    I basically need to connect the flashgun to the cable socket, rather than the hotshoe, and so that the flahs works as it would do normally.
     
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    What model flash is it?
     
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    Kiske TPF Noob!

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    580EX II speedlite.

    Thanks for this btw! Saving my ass!
     
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    Get a standard PC cable. Male to male I think? Some one should confirm this first.
     
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    That should have an outlet so that you can use a cable from your body to the flash, or, failing that, get one of these nifty little numbers, plug it into the camera, and you have a movable hot-shoe: http://dpanswers.com/images/pc2hotshoe_web.png
     
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    Thats exactly what I was looking for tirediron, thanks!
     
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    If you find an adapter, the flash probably still won't work normally. The PC terminal is very generic, and just tells the flash when to fire. You will likely lose all of the ETTL features of the 580EX, which knows things like how strong (bright) to fire based on the distance and aperture, how wide to cast the light based on the zoom, etc.

    What you are looking for is a PC to Hot Shoe adapter. B&H part number GBPCHSA is one. Kaiser part number 201301 is another.
     
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    thankyou
     

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