vivitar 285 sync cord

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  1. wilfbiffherb

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    Hi,
    I'm trying to find a sync cord for my vivitar 285 to connect to the pc port on my bronica sqa. Does anyonee know where I can get one in the uk?
     
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    There are usually many of these on the US eBay site and most all will ship to the UK.

    There is at least one posted on the UK eBay site right now.
     
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    Paramount also makes a cord with a Vivitar connector on one end, I have several I've used for 30 years.
     
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    Why not get a hot shoe to pc cord adaptor,? Kaiser makes them and they work a treat, I use one on my 283, just attach the hot shoe of the flash to the adaptor, then plug the cord into your bronica,
     
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    I've got a couple, some modded to 1/8 for Pocketwizards - the hot shoe-style adapters R. Gould mentions are handy for off-camera use though. Somewhere I saw a thread where a guy modded his to take a PC cable, but I think it involved a pigtail of wire hanging from the unit, not really optimal.