Where to find PC sync sockets - like camera makers have

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  1. nick mulder

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    Hello,

    I'd like an actual chassis mount PC sync socket (female) - short of buying a broken camera/lens and pulling it out of there where can I buy one of these direct ?

    If possible I dont want wires hanging out from PC extensions nor ugly hotshoe adaptors - just a nice ol' PC plug with some kind of mounting hopefully 'behind the scenes'

    Anyone ?

    Kind Regards,
    Nick
     
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    Are you talking about the mini USB sockets that connect your camera to your computer via a USB cable?

    Mouser.com would be one place where you can buy such things.

    Link = http://www.mouser.com/Mini-USB
     
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    Nope, he isn't. He's talking about flash sync sockets like the one shown here. I don't know of a good source. A few years ago I saw a bag of 100 on eBay and I regret not buying it then!
     
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    Erm.....NO! He is talking about a Prontor-Compur flash synch connector...like the kind that REAL cameras have!
     
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    heh, yep - no not the the USB kind - but it interesting to note how hard it is to get the kind of relevant results I want for in a search of 'PC sync' in google :rolleyes:

    Currently I am using an extension wire that was snipped in half - its kinda dangling out and going to wear without ugly tape or cable ties holding it together - ah well, a broken camera will come my way shortly huh !
     
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    From your avatar I'd guess New Zealand. Anyhow for postage I've got one, pc socket & fastening nut.
     
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    the PC-- Prontor Compur cable connection was one of the very earliest connections for cables of any kind. Here is an interesting article that includes info on the connection:

    http://www.photomemorabilia.co.uk/Ilford/Flash_History.html

    I have searched high and low for these connectors and gave up long ago. I know of no cable or connector company that sells them. IF you ever come across info or a place to buy them, please post it by all means....
     
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    Those EBAY items were exactly what I was looking for, a year or so ago. I ended up buying one from Carol Miller, who repairs LF lenses.
     
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    sold :D
     
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    and here they are...

    nice :wink:
     
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    Whoops! sorry...duplicate post.