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    Just bought a strobe light the other day. I asked the guy if they had those cords so the strobe can communicate to the camera without being on the hotshoe, and he had no idea what I was talking about. Anyone know where I can get one of those for a low price? And what the real name for the cord is?
     
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    what's wrong with optical, or other types of cordless triggers? Better to get those probably than you won't have to upgrade to anything. Cactus, skyport, pocketwizard, etc.
     
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    Aren't the cordless more expensive?
     
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    yes. I assume you can get chords at B&H
     
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    Do you mean a PC Cord?

    There are many different cords (different plugs)...so you will need the right one for your camera and flash.

    So does your camera have a PC socket? What about the flash?
     
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    I think that's what it is. Hmmm I've never noticed a PC socket... I'll have to look...
     
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    No problem, I've used that chord a bit and it works better than a lot of other options out there.
     
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    Hmmm I can't seem to find one anywhere for an Olympus E500 series... they've got to make one right??
     
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    Cactus triggers are cheap, only about $30-40. I don't know about Olympus, but with all the adapters I'd need to get the flash off my Canon, the price difference is negligible.
     

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