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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Can Canon or Nikon TTL Cords be used with Olympus cameras


Having a lot of trouble finding a "long TTL cord" for my Olympus cameras, I have found many of them for Canon & Nikons. Some folks say they work with olympus! supposedly the extra pin does nothing? I have no Idea about any of this, has anyone here had experience with this conversion, ...or do you know of a company selling a longer TTL cord for Olympus.

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Jul 04, 2012 at 09:09 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Can Canon or Nikon TTL Cords be used with Olympus cameras


You might send an e-mail to Lon at www.flashzebra.com. He's quite expert at these types of things.

The pin pattern on Canon and Olympus TTL cables looks the same to me, so a Canon ETTL cable might work on an Oly system, but I don't know for sure.



Jul 06, 2012 at 04:30 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Can Canon or Nikon TTL Cords be used with Olympus cameras


Thanks Brian I'll do that!


Jul 06, 2012 at 11:29 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Can Canon or Nikon TTL Cords be used with Olympus cameras


Every camera manufacturer has its own standards for assignment of the functions associated with each pin of the flash cable, and even their locations, and virtually NONE of them are interchangeable with different brands of cameras.

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The ONLY pins which are universal are the larger center pin and the edge connector on the hot foot...the trigger circuit that has been associated with manual flashes for over 50 years, shown here. http://www.ebay.com/itm/SEAGULL-SC-2-Flash-Hot-Shoe-Adapter-with-PC-Sync-socket-/120907734632?pt=Camera_Flash_Accessories&hash=item1c26a99e68

But even Sony and Minolta deviated from that universal layout with proprietary hot shoes! http://compare.ebay.com/like/330514447528?var=lv<yp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar



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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Can Canon or Nikon TTL Cords be used with Olympus cameras


wilt wrote:
Every camera manufacturer has its own standards for assignment of the functions associated with each pin of the flash cable, and even their locations, and virtually NONE of them are interchangeable with different brands of cameras.


To the best of my knowledge, Canon and Olympus have the same pin positions, except that Canon has one more pin than Olympus.

The pin assignments may be different, but as long as you have the same brand of camera and flash at each end of the cable, the cable brand wouldn't matter as long as the contacts are in the right places.



Jul 22, 2012 at 10:52 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Can Canon or Nikon TTL Cords be used with Olympus cameras


Flash Zebra sells an Olympus version, so you may just want to consider using it.


Jul 23, 2012 at 12:25 AM
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Roland W wrote:
Flash Zebra sells an Olympus version, so you may just want to consider using it.


At the moment, Lon only lists a 3-foot Olympus cord on the Flash Zebra site. He has Canon cords in 3-, 16, and 24-foot versions. Since the OP specified a "long" cord, I assume that a 3-footer isn't long enough.



Jul 23, 2012 at 03:59 AM





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