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flash sync corf for gf1

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by James, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. James

    James Mu-43 Rookie

    10
    Apr 14, 2011
    Can anyone help? i have a GF1 and a Panny Fl360
    i wish to get a flash sync cord
    i have tried to buy two from ebay.
    one didn't allow ttl, the other didn't allow flash to fire
    panasonic don't seem to do dedicate cord.
    Does anyone know where one could be purchased?
     
  2. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    You can use any Olympus or Canon TTL cord. Canon will of course give you the broadest selection, and they have the exact same pin pattern as Four-Thirds (just don't use a Canon flash on it, lol).

    Also, Flash Zebra is a good online source, though you can always just go to your local camera store (now that you know that Canon cords work, lol).
     
  3. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    This is the only one that is truly reliable, all the others are hit and miss. The problem with after market cords is the contact pins are slightly over-sized and do not make proper contact with the contacts on the hot shoe.

    Amazon.com: Olympus CABLE FLASH FL-CB05: Camera & Photo
     
  4. James

    James Mu-43 Rookie

    10
    Apr 14, 2011
    thanks guys. appreciate it. will look for the oly one.
    and it will allow ttl i hope?
     
  5. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    Yes, it will allow for TTL.
     
  6. dpj

    dpj Mu-43 Regular

    142
    Jul 20, 2011
    Look on ebay for a company called Yungnuo, they do 3rd party stuff for way cheaper than the OEM. I have two of their TTL cables, a 1mtr and a 10mtr, both of them have worked flawlessly since i got them. They are well built and do the job at around 1/3rd the price.