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Thread: Why PC Synch cable required ?

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    Default Why PC Synch cable required ?

    Hi Guys,

    I have recently got my first flash n trigger (YN 560 III and RF - 603).
    Since then Im playing around with them.

    Could anyone please share some details on the following questions..

    1. what does PC Synch cable do - apart from what the trigger is currently doing ?
    2. Firing flash off camera - Firing flash off camera with the pc Synch attached -- whats the difference ?
    3. In a case where, I have the flash off camera (configured to RF 603) and the trigger mounted on camera (without PC synch cable) to fire the flash. it works properly. --> what advantage would I have if the PC synch cable is attached to the trigger with the same configuration?

    May be the questions are lengthy n boring.. But, your help is very useful for a new guys like me...

    Thanks alot !!!
    Last edited by KrishnaPrasad; 31st January 2014 at 03:27 PM.

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    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
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    Is for users who are using a camera only have PC sync port but don't have a hotshoe.
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    Member Mythmaker's Avatar
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    Default Re: Why PC Synch cable required ?

    PC sync cable exists for decades, way before there was a thing like "Wi-Fi".

    It's there because, when all else fails there's still PC Sync cable to trigger your flash.

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    Default Re: Why PC Synch cable required ?

    Thanks for the details Catchlights & Mythmaker !!


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