Using sync cord with 10D

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by SassyFrass, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. SassyFrass

    SassyFrass TPF Noob!

    Jan 15, 2004
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    Just wondering if anyone has experience with using a sync cord with the Canon 10D. I had heard (from a salesperson) that if I connect the cord directly to the 10D, it may have problems if the lighting sends too much voltage through the sync cord. He recommended something that fits on the hot shoe that would regulate the amount of voltage that goes to the camera.

    My question is, "How does everyone sync their 10Ds? Do you use the PC terminal or the attachment on the hot shoe? If you use the PC terminal, has anyone ever had any problems with that?

    Any suggestions would help. I have a shoot on Sat.!!!


  2. Alison

    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2004
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    My understanding is that it depends on how old your lighting is. When we were first testing out lighting we borrowed some old 70s lighting and did need to use some type of converter for the reason that you mentioned. Now we have a much newer set of lighting and it's configured for use with digital and we don't have any problems. If your sales person knew what kind of lighting you have he/she is probably right.

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