03-13-2008, 10:15 AM
Just got myself a generic Off-Camera Shoe Cord for the 20D off of ebay. Showed up Tuesday. Works great, only cost me $37 shipped. I plan on using it primarily for macro shots mounted to a flash bracket, but I suppose it may also come in handy at some weddings this summer.<ul><li><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290211039839">Fleabay listing</a></li></ul>
LaR H 88
03-13-2008, 10:30 AM
don't you use radio triggers? why don't you just use those, though?
03-13-2008, 10:48 AM
I think the cord is also longer than the Canon's own version, right?
03-13-2008, 10:53 AM
Quality seems pretty robust - enough to handle normal usage. Plus, it's half the price of the real thing. Only downside I can see so far is the cord on the flash end is attached to the left side of the block, rather than the front like the Canon.
03-13-2008, 11:02 AM
I guess it's enough if you're going to hand-hold the flash unit, but it takes a bit too much force to keep the cord fully stretched out. Uncomfortable, I'd say.
03-13-2008, 11:45 AM
granted you lose ETTL, but manual mode is hardly difficult to learn.
03-13-2008, 12:00 PM
Got my bases covered with cheap ebay junk.
03-13-2008, 01:11 PM
instead of the lock wheel. Very cool!
03-22-2008, 04:51 AM
it's too long to use on a flash bracket so I am going to chop it up and insert some quick connects in.