10-06-2014 09:09 AM
10-06-2014 09:29 AM
Vello makes a nice cabel. Search for "off camera flash cord". I can't tell the difference in it and the very expensive Canon brand.
10-06-2014 10:45 AM
OCF Gear, Syl Arena's company, also makes TTL flash cords of varing lengths, for cheaper. Good quality as far as I can tell, but I really only used mine a handful of times before going wireless..
You don't mention what type of flash you're using. If it's a manual flash I'd highly recommend getting a Yongnuo RF-603 II system. It's almost as cheap as a cord. If you're using TTL you can look at the Yongnuo RF-622 for wireless, but they're about $70 a set.
10-06-2014 03:58 PM
It doesn't get any cheaper than the wireless options I mentioned above. I use Yongnuo RF-602, RF-622, 560 III and the 560TX, and haven't had any issues with any of them. They're as reliable as my flashes are.
10-07-2014 10:11 AM
One word of caution, on third world flashes. They seem to be hit and miss. When they work, people brag on them but when they don't people cuss them. Problem is, their quality control is lacking for the most part.
10-08-2014 11:57 AM
Thanks for the heads up. I've purchased a cheap one to start with. Once I know what i'm doing, Ill give the better quality ones a go.
There's no data that shows that the products made by reputable 3rd party manufacturers like Yongnuo and LumoPro are any less reliable than name brand. It's all just a bunch of hearsay and stigma. Any piece of equipment can fail, just make sure you always have backup.