Olympus/Panasonic Flash Cord/Cable using TTL

Discussion in 'Lighting Forum' started by PrimeTime, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. PrimeTime

    PrimeTime Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 2, 2011

    I searched but couldnt find this specific topic/thread. Apologize if this has been asked previously.

    I have a Canon Off-Camera OC-E3 flash cord, but have read mixed reviews/feedback on using this on a Panasonic/Olympus hot shoe. I believe it will work as a manual flash cord, but TTL wont function with this setup. . . . ???

    The pics seem to be in the same location, but could be wired differently between the manuf. [Canon to Oly/Pan]

    In order for me to use TTL, do I need to purchase a Oly/Pan flash cord?

    Also, Does anyone know if the Vivitar flash cord has the same style hot shoe quick release clamp as the Canon?

    Thank you
  2. thearne3

    thearne3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 28, 2010
    Redding, CT USA
    I've had no problem using the Canon sync cord for full TTL with my FL36R. Actually, the cord I use is a knock-off: says 'Dedicated Flash Cord for Canon ETTL'...
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  3. PrimeTime

    PrimeTime Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 2, 2011
    Thank you ! I'll give it a shot :smile:
  4. Highgrovemanor

    Highgrovemanor Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 12, 2011
    Just got a cheap uber-long Canon cable for my Nissin, which works great on my GF1 but won't fire from my G1. So YMMV for some of the lower-end stuff.

    Good luck!

    ps: I love this site!
  5. zahatron

    zahatron New to Mu-43

    Oct 27, 2011
    I am currently using a vivatar/canon wire for my Nissin+Gf1 setup, works great.
  6. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 13, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    What body camera do you have? I have a Panasonic GF1 and am curious as to what (other than the dedicated Panasonic cord) might provide true TTL
  7. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country