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11/27/2009 06:56:58 AM · #1
I am hoping someone will be able to help as research on the interweb has just confused me!!

I know the 350D doesnt have a flash sync port as last night I was shooting in a studio for the first time & found out that I couldnt synch the lights using the cord!

So I have been looking around for an adapter that I can pop onto my hotshoe to then plug the lights into. After reading numerous details of products the Canon TTL Hot Shoe adapter turns out not to work with any of the digital EOS units.

So, people who use the same camera or have in the past I would love some help n advice. How do you get around this and work in a studio/ remote flash & light situation? I would rather not spend £375 on a speedlite right now although that would solve all of my problems & be very handy.

Any help gratefully recieved!
11/27/2009 07:24:58 AM · #2
You need one of these hotshoe to PC sync adapter.
More Hotshoe to PC sync adapters. I think there are some more at B&H but they don't seem to all popup with that search, so maybe poke around searching for hotshoe adapter.
11/27/2009 07:38:39 AM · #3
Go for one of the more expensive "voltage regulated" or "safe sync" models. Some strobes output enough power through the sync cable to fry your camera.
11/27/2009 07:50:00 AM · #4
Nikon makes a hotshoe-PC adapter, I think they call it the AS-15... I had one back when I used a 300D, and it worked great. I'm pretty sure it's reasonably cheap, too (around $20). Although it's a Nikon, it works just fine on Canons, since all it's doing is triggering the flash.

Edit - yeah, this is the first one that shows up in this link above: More Hotshoe to PC sync adapters.

Message edited by author 2009-11-27 07:51:51.
11/27/2009 08:08:17 AM · #5
Originally posted by OdysseyF22:

Nikon makes a hotshoe-PC adapter, I think they call it the AS-15... I had one back when I used a 300D, and it worked great. I'm pretty sure it's reasonably cheap, too (around $20). Although it's a Nikon, it works just fine on Canons, since all it's doing is triggering the flash.

Edit - yeah, this is the first one that shows up in this link above: More Hotshoe to PC sync adapters.


Be careful with this. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' JCDean alluded to the triggering voltage on flashes, and rightly so. Nikon's are apparently spec'd to handle higher voltages than Canons, which are known to be fried at lower amounts, so I would be cautious.
Also of note, is since the OP said they were in a studio, there is a hotshoe adapter for the household plug type cords for studio strobes made, as well.
While we're talking about flash voltages, here's a list of some. And heck, while we're talking about all this junk, if you ever need odd cables (like a male PC sync to male pc sync or something else peculiar like that), mosey on over to Flash Zebra for all cable needs. The guy is super nice, orders are very fast, and he provides you with exactly what you need but can't easily find elsewhere.

Message edited by author 2009-11-27 08:09:52.
11/27/2009 09:30:19 AM · #6
5 quid off amazon and the first review says he's using it with a 350d
11/27/2009 09:35:02 AM · #7
Originally posted by bobonacus:

5 quid off amazon and the first review says he's using it with a 350d


That's exactly the one I've been using with my old 350D; ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' bubeltrubel still uses both, it works fine.
11/27/2009 12:18:03 PM · #8
Cool. Thanks everyone for the help n advice:D
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