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Flash extension cord

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by MarkoPolo, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. MarkoPolo

    MarkoPolo Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 25, 2014
    Greeley, CO
    Mark Brown
    I just purchased a Nissin Di-466 hot shoe flash for my OM-D EM-1. I have a Canon dedicated hot shoe extension cord. Will that work with Olympus? If so, will the TTL function work as well? Thought I might save some if I don't need an Olympus specific cord. Thanks
  2. Rudy

    Rudy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 24, 2013
    Oakland, CA
    Canon cords work with Olympus cameras and Olympus flash units. I tried this with E-M5 and FL600R.
    If your Nissin works in TTL mode with the flash on the camera then it should work through the extension as well.
    If not, then of course the cable won't make a difference.
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  3. nsd20463

    nsd20463 Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 30, 2011
    Santa Cruz, CA
    I can confirm that. I have both that flash and a made-for-canon flash extension cord which I use with it. TTL and everything else works fine.
  4. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Sorry for the noob question - but is there a simple test to know how if indeed it TTLs?

    Sent from my iPhone
  5. biomed

    biomed Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 22, 2013
    Seattle area
    Canon and Nikon TTL cables both work with Olympus and Panasonic u4/3 cameras and TTL u4/3 flashes.

    Just Canon TTL cables! I was wrong about the Nikon TTL cables.
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2015
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  6. mlopes

    mlopes Mu-43 Rookie

    Aug 8, 2015
    i'm sorry to reactivate a dead thread but...
    are you sure canon and/or nikon cables will work with olympus m4/3 cameras and olympus flashes?
    i think they might fore the flash but using ttl? that seems really weird but, right now, i have no way to confirm it. i would be very interested :) 
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  7. barry13

    barry13 Mu-43.com Editor Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    I have seen several sources saying Canon cables work in TTL.

  8. mlopes

    mlopes Mu-43 Rookie

    Aug 8, 2015
    wow! :eek: 
    can anyone please (please, please, please :) ) test this?
  9. I've got a eBay Canon style one that works with TTL on my E-M1/GM5 and i40 flash. The tiny new style kit flash for the GM5 (with the extra pin compared to old 4/3 style) also works as Canon has an extra pin in the same position. As long as it's a straight pass through with the right pins it should work.
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  10. biomed

    biomed Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 22, 2013
    Seattle area
    I use a Canon TTL cable with my Panasonic cameras and DMW-FL360L flash. Not only does the TTL function work but the lock pin between the cable / camera shoe and the TTL cable / flash is compatible.
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  11. Clint

    Clint Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 22, 2013
    San Diego area, CA
    Another confirmation of Canon TTL cable works on Olympus.
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