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11-16-2012, 12:26 AM   #1
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Sync Cord help

Hi B&H,

I need help buying the right sync chords for my flash. I purchased a Nikon SB-80 flash to use with my K-5 off camera, only I can't find out what the actual name of the port is other than X-Sync. I'm looking for both a cord to connect the two together and an idea of what cable I might need for a pocketwizard plus II? I can see they are similar in style just that the one on the flash is larger than the camera body's port?



11-18-2012, 10:02 AM   #2
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The Nikon SB-80 has uses a Male PC socket, so you would need a Male to Male cord.

This Impact Sync Cord - Male PC to Male PC (6') is a 6' (1.8 m) straight sync cable. It provides the necessary connection between any flash with a female PC (post connection) receptor, and a camera, sync extension, or triggering device that has a female PC (post connection) terminal.

As an alternative; Try the Sync Cord Male PC to Hot Shoe (1.5') from Impact. One end slides onto the standard hot shoe of your flash, and the other end plugs into your camera's PC terminal. The cord is 1.5' (45 cm) long.

With the Vello Duo TTL Off-Camera Flash Cord you can set up a single flash for off-camera lighting and retain your entire camera's TTL (through the lens) flash functions. Multiple contact pins support TTL-compatible flashes used with Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Pentax and some Samsung digital cameras. The off-camera hot shoe can mount to accessory shoes or 1/4"-20 threaded studs on tripods, booms, or light stands.

In Manual mode (non-TTL function) you can use two flashes together, both synchronized with your shutter release to create amazing lighting effects and two-light setups. Each terminal has a hot shoe so you can still keep one flash on the camera while setting up the other flash somewhere else.

Fire two standard shoe flashes from your Pocket Wizard Radio Slave with the Paramount PMMY2HSFM Y- Sync Cord. It consists of 3, 1' long sections. One section ends with a miniphone plug for the Pocket Wizard Radio Slave. The others each end with a female, single pin hot shoe.

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