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Off camera flash with cable

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by kdern, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. kdern

    kdern New to Mu-43

    9
    Sep 28, 2013
    St Louis, MO
    Kevin Dern
    Hi all...

    Can someone give me a recommendation for an inexpensive off camera flash and a cable I can use to attach it to my E-M5? I would like to use an off-camera flash that I can hold in my hand for indoor photography.

    Thanks for any suggestions.



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  2. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
  3. kdern

    kdern New to Mu-43

    9
    Sep 28, 2013
    St Louis, MO
    Kevin Dern
    Thank you. I've never bought a flash cable before. Can this be used with any hot shoe flash?
     
  4. stargate

    stargate Mu-43 Regular

    131
    Aug 14, 2013
    Greece
    Yes they can be used with any hot shoe flash that is compatible with Olympus-Panasonic TTL. You can also use these with non TTL manual flashguns. However my recomendation would be to try to find a cable that is not coiled. The coiled ones are great when you put them in your bag but they act like springs and they definitely make your life miserable when you try to extend them and they try to pull back while you shoot.
     
  5. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Gordon
    Any Canon compatible cable will also work. The pins line up just right. Canon compatible cables are cheap and easy to find.

    Gordon
     
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  6. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Gordon, does that include TTL also, do you know?

    I have a couple Canon cables for using with Fuji cameras so it'd be great if I don't have to buy a different set of cables for m4/3 for off-camera TTL. Just haven't had a chance to test and see if it works yet :tongue:
     
  7. LowTEC

    LowTEC Mu-43 Regular

    I would love to know the answer as well, thanks
     
  8. laser8

    laser8 Mu-43 Veteran

    403
    Jan 29, 2013
    Mare nostrum, Istria
  9. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Had a few free minutes, was able to answer my own question :smile:

    Quick googling around confirms TTL works with a Canon cord, and I was able to get full TTL to my FL-600R through the GH3 and a Yongnuo Canon cable (OC-E3).
     
  10. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Gordon
    There ya go. Ten bucks saved.

    :smile:

    Gordon
     
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