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    Is there an Olympus off camera flash cable like the FL-CB05, but where you can also mount the flash onto the hotshoe while the cable is atached, so you can quickly remove the flash when needed & then put it back again rather than it hangin on the cable in space ? ( I`m not sure I have described this very well ).
    Regards James.

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    Re: Off camera flash cable

    Not from Oly I'm afraid.

    I know exactly what you mean and its a pain not to be able to "dock" the gun when you're not using it

    I've resorted to using the FL-BK01 with he FL-CB05 which as you note does have a hotshoe base instead of it's normal FL-CB02 when I've needed flexibility. This is an expensive option mind

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    Andy
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    • #3
      Re: Off camera flash cable

      I bought a cheap Canon one off eBay... works fine on my E-3.
      John

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        Re: Off camera flash cable

        Originally posted by theMusicMan View Post
        I bought a cheap Canon one off eBay... works fine on my E-3.
        Yes, as fate would have it, the Canon and Olympus flash contacts are in about the same positions on the hot shoe, so Canon fit accessories (where there are no electronics, like cables) can be used and there are some good value third-party solutions out there.

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        • #5
          Re: Off camera flash cable

          I have a clone Canon cable here. They work well.

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          • #6
            Re: Off camera flash cable

            Hi Guys

            I know that Canon cables work, but the question is whether you can dock a flash on top of them when they are used.

            In the FL-CB05 the cable comes out of the top of the section that's on the camera meaning you can't "park" the flashgun.

            Most of the other models I've seen do the same, but if the cable came out one side or the other you could have a hotshoe connector (blank or wired) on the top of it and don't have to do the juggling act all the time

            Regards
            Andy
            My Kit (OK I'm a hoarder...)
            4/3 E500, E510, E30 + 35macro, 50macro, 7-14, 11-22, 14-45 (x2), 14-54, 40-150 (both types), 50-200, 70-300, 50-500,
            m 4/3 EM1MkII + 60 macro, 12-100 Pro
            FL20, FL36 x2 , FL50, cactus slaves etc.
            The Boss (Mrs Shenstone) E620, EM10-II, 14-41Ez, 40-150R, 9 cap and whatever she can nick from me when she wants it

            My places
            http://www.shenstone.me.uk
            http://landroverkaty.blogspot.com/
            https://vimeo.com/shenstone
            http://cardiffnaturalists.org.uk/

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            • #7
              Re: Off camera flash cable

              Originally posted by shenstone View Post
              Hi Guys

              I know that Canon cables work, but the question is whether you can dock a flash on top of them when they are used.

              In the FL-CB05 the cable comes out of the top of the section that's on the camera meaning you can't "park" the flashgun.

              Most of the other models I've seen do the same, but if the cable came out one side or the other you could have a hotshoe connector (blank or wired) on the top of it and don't have to do the juggling act all the time

              Regards
              Andy
              Nissin do a 'Universal' dual shoe lead so the flash can be on top of the camera or on the lead, but you can not park the extension on top of the camera if that is what you mean, unless you can somehow convert the tripod adaptor to a hot shoe adaptor.

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