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Old Dec 25, 2009, 7:05 AM   #1
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Default Off camera flash cord for Macro on E-620

I would like to mount my little FL-20 flash and Kirk off camera flash bracket and my E-620 for Macro work. Does anyone know of a good E-TTL cord that will work with this combination. I see a number of them advertised on eBay and other stores. I don't believe the Olympus cord will work with the FL-20 without a special shoe. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Old Dec 25, 2009, 9:55 AM   #2
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I would like to mount my little FL-20 flash and Kirk off camera flash bracket and my E-620 for Macro work. Does anyone know of a good E-TTL cord that will work with this combination. I see a number of them advertised on eBay and other stores. I don't believe the Olympus cord will wok with the FL-20 without a special shoe. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Not too familiar with the I/O on this flash but, would a Peanut work?
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Are you talking about a Wein peanut slave? I don't see any way to maintain TTL with a slave. Even the FL-36R doesn't retain TTL when used wireless as I understand it. I wanted to use the FL-20 because it is so small and light and would be ideal for hand held macros.
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Are you talking about a Wein peanut slave? I don't see any way to maintain TTL with a slave. Even the FL-36R doesn't retain TTL when used wireless as I understand it. I wanted to use the FL-20 because it is so small and light and would be ideal for hand held macros.
Yup... that's what I was talking about. hmmmmm..... you might have to resort to a flash ring.
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According to the product description I see for it on the Olympus web site, their FL-CB05 cord should work with the FL-20. Click on the Flashes menu choice on the right side, then scroll down a ways and you'll see the cord:

http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_se...ge=accessories

But, it's a bit pricey. So, you may want to look at a third party alternative instead. Here's one example of a cord that should work with Olympus dSLR models to give you an off camera hotshoe for one.

http://www.buydig.com/Shop/product.aspx?sku=ZEOCSCO
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Some people use the Canon Cord 2 or 3 clones...Canon has the contacts in the right spaces, and although it has an extra contact it doesn't matter since it's not used.

As for the FL-36R, it is TTL when used wirelessly with a compatible camera...unless it's in (dumb) slave mode.
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