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TTL Off Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3a for Canon 580EX II 430EX II, OC-E3,

3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

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  • Item Weight: 163 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 204 g
  • Item model number: OCE3S
  • ASIN: B002Z3H36O
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 28 Nov. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 270,302 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


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It does what it should, and seems to do it well. It doesn't have the Canon build quality, but it doesn't have the Canon price tag either! Just the right length for use with my Manfrotto flash bracket, but too short for serious off camera use unless hand-held.
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Lasted about two months before the cable packed in. Regularly came loose from the hotshoe.
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It's just a cable at the end of the day, but it's solid and far better value than Canon's.

Also better than Pixel version I have too.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x92593b64) out of 5 stars 37 reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x92538354) out of 5 stars Great cord with a few flaws 30 Aug. 2012
By Sunny - Published on Amazon.com
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I love this cable, I use it for macro photography as I need to move my flash to the front of my lens in order for it to light up my subject correctly. It works well with high speed sync too with no issues.

My only few complaints:
1. The locking switch that goes onto your camera hot shoe does not actually "lock", but it does stay pretty tightly on the camera so not too big of a deal, but if you were to accidently flipped the locking mechanism (you can easily do that), the connector would fall off and you'd have to put it on again.
2. The cable could be longer, it's a bit short for my taste and the coiling does feel awkward.
3. The fake hot shoe under the part that goes onto the actual flash can't be tightened. It will be hard to use this with a flash bracket as the unit will slip off immediately after being tilted. It however, does have a tripod mounting hole which looks sturdy.

Pros to this product:
1. The cable looks very sturdy and offers some water/dust protection as with the Canon cable.
2. A lot cheaper than the Canon brand cable.
3. Light weight and very easy to carry around.

Over all, if you want to use your flash off the camera hot shoe just for around 2 feet, this is the cable to go. If you need it to go farther, I recommend you buy a wireless system.

Update 2-5-2013:
Around 2 years after purchase, the insulation on the flash's side stripped and fell out. Now the only thing keeping the flash hot shoe on is the wires! Just a heads up to owners and future customers, don't leave your flash dangling backwards on the hot shoe. Doesn't seem the insulation for the wire is very tough. For the price, it is still worth it. I was looking into a replacement cable, but I've been thinking about wireless systems as this cable was a bit short for certain uses.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9253857c) out of 5 stars Works great with a camera bracket in E-TTL 27 Mar. 2012
By G. Brian Ingham - Published on Amazon.com
Needed a short cord that worked in E-TTL mode for a Canon 580EXII flash mounted on a JustRite camera bracket. The Yongnuo measures 16" relaxed and 32" stretched to its first point of resistance. The only other E-TTL cord I have is a FlashZebra. But it is 16'-0" long. FlashZebra does carry a shorter, coiled cord. But it is $13 more.

Yongnuo's connectors are very similar to FlashZebra's with the exception of the release lever locking mechanism at the camera body. FlashZebra's lock button must be fully depressed for movement of the release lever. Yongnuo's lock button is not very tight. If pushed with minor effort, the release lever will move without the lock button held in. It's not a deal breaker since the lever holds the connector tight to the camera body. So minus one star.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x92538660) out of 5 stars You can't go wrong with this sync cord 24 Oct. 2012
By Kimberly Lazarski - Published on Amazon.com
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A while back I bought a more expensive cord (it cost 2.5x the price of this one) and it gave out partway though the shoot, working intermittently, misfiring on occasion, and not metering properly. It felt cheaply made to me and when I opened it up I found that the solder joints were poorly done - cold, so the solder did not flow properly, and the wires were somewhat frayed with strands sticking out close to the other pins, thusly very prone to shorting out. It didn't positively latch into the hotshoe, and the hotshoe for the flash didn't mate up very well. Overall, it was wery poorly constructed inside and out,

I purchased this one based on the reviews and the photos and when I was received it I was pleasantly surprised; the cable locks onto the hotshoe of the EOS body positively, fitting almost as tightly as the 580EX II, with a rubber seal covering the EOS hotshoe just like the 580EX II. The hotshoe for the flash is equally well made, and in my testing I have not been able to make it misfire nor do I experience it not firing when I need it to. It meters properly so the E-TTL data is communicating properly. I opened it up to examine the construction and not only are the solder joints very smooth, the wires do not have any strands out of place, and there is a diode in place to prevent older flashes from frying the body (the more expensive sync cord had no such current protection at all - just wires straight through!). This sync cord appears very well made so far, and appears to extend weather sealing that the 580EX provides. I am looking forward to my first shoot with this cord.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x92538b1c) out of 5 stars Works as advertised 26 Aug. 2012
By AJ - Published on Amazon.com
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Cord works fine with my Canon T3i. Handles TTL just fine. Great deal at a great price. Doesn't get any better.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x92538d50) out of 5 stars Stretch you flash while you stretch your budget. 23 Aug. 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this in tandem with the YongNuo YN-468 II E-TTL flash. It mates perfectly and is of sound construction. Both "shoes" are well designed using metal attachments instead of the usual cheap plastic that Canon has been using. The result is a sure, tight fit without the fear of snapping off the connectors while stretching the coiled cord.
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