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    Default My off-camera flash cord broke!

    I just bought a 3rd party Canon off-camera flash cord from a CSer to use with my Custom Bracket. However after a few landscape-to-portrait movement, the base of the cord (where it attaches to my 580EXII) broke into two!
    Upon inspection, it is the plastic screw thread that broke, all 4 of them. I don't think is a faulty product from the seller, but the quality of the product itself.

    Hence can you recommend me a good 3rd party brand? if not, is the original Canon cord durable?
    Thanks.
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    Default Re: My off-camera flash cord broke!

    if the wires still fine, try use epoxy glue, this glue is harder than plastic, it will glue it permanently.
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    Default Re: My off-camera flash cord broke!

    Is it the same as the super glue from Selleys? I have applied that and now waiting for it to reach its optimum strength after 12 hr.
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    Default Re: My off-camera flash cord broke!

    Tried Phottix Universal Chord TTL?
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    Default Re: My off-camera flash cord broke!

    Quote Originally Posted by Yoh View Post
    Tried Phottix Universal Chord TTL?
    This one looks interesting. I might get it if my superglued cord fail me.
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    Default Re: My off-camera flash cord broke!

    remember to take it off the flash and away from camera before using the superglue~!!
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    Default Re: My off-camera flash cord broke!

    epoxy glue is not superglue, it come with two parts, you need to mix two parts in equal amount before use.
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    Default Re: My off-camera flash cord broke!

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    epoxy glue is not superglue, it come with two parts, you need to mix two parts in equal amount before use.
    ya but TS said he used the super glue not epoxy...

    so thats why i say jialat..
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