Canon flash extension cord

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by photomoron, Sep 25, 2005.

  1. photomoron

    photomoron Guest

    I figure this ain't a good idea, but I'm still interested. It came to
    pass that I mounted my 550EX in an umbrella adapting bracket and
    connected it to a light stand. Now I needed to make my flash fire with
    EOS 10d. I have a relatively short coiled off shoe ttl cord that would
    serve this purpose. But I'd like to create even more separation between
    the camera and the light than my cord would permit. I have another
    coiled ttl cord to back up the first. What if I hooked them together to
    double the length of my cord? I know there are lot of other ways to do
    this. The ST-E2(?) wireless flash transmitter, use a Wein or similar
    slave based system and lose ttl, but I just wonder about this thought
    experiment. Like I said I wouldn't think it would be a good idea
    running all that electricity around in ways that had not been
    photomoron, Sep 25, 2005
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  2. $ What if I hooked them together to
    $double the length of my cord?

    Certainly, not an officially supported configuration. But,
    in practice, it may work; other people have taken a different
    approach and spliced longer cable into the middle of an OCSC2
    and it's worked.

    You already have all the equipment, so it shouldn't hurt to give
    it a shot. It's unlikely to damage anything, so either it works,
    or it doesn't.[/QUOTE]
    Stephen M. Dunn, Oct 1, 2005
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