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    Where to find PC sync sockets - like camera makers have

    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 ?

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Worker 11811 View Post
    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


    Erm.....NO! He is talking about a Prontor-Compur flash synch connector...like the kind that REAL cameras have!
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    Dunno where you can get a PC terminal. Perhaps a camera repairer might stock them...?

    Alternatively, could you build something around one of these?
    http://www.pocketwizard.com/products...essories/mpcf/

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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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    Maybe the folks at Paramount Cords could help?
    http://www.paramountcords.com/default.asp

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    Where are you?(profile)
    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/Il...h_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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    Are these what you are looking for?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Two-Female-PC-So...#ht_500wt_1182

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