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    silly sync cord question

    Early morning, only 1 cup of coffee.
    Is the sync connector on a camera a "female" end? Meaning, the other end of my sync cord from my flash is a "male" end right?

    This is part of my Acme shutter that has a bipost. I searched B&H and they have a bipost to female end which means and if I am right, I can attach my basic old sync cord to the end of that.

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    Yes, you need a female end on your shutter.

    I have a synch cord extension that has a female on one end and a male on the other.
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    The bi-post to female cord very likely is to a female household receptacle. These were common on Heiland and similar flashguns.

    You need a bi-post to PC cord.
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    I think I need to rephrase the question.

    The sync cord I see is bipost to PC female. Is a PC female the same as what's on a camera? If so, this means I can use my regular PC cord from my flash and connect it to the bipost to female.

    How about an ascii drawing

    [flash]----pc_cord-----male_end {} female end--------bipost[acme_shutter]

    The end of my flash cord is a male_end right?

    I think I need another cup of coffee.

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    I think I need another cup of coffee.
    If we stay PC here, all will be well.

    Sorry...

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    In flash photography, I always assumed that PC stands for "Precarious Connection".
    That is called grain. It is supposed to be there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eric View Post
    The sync cord I see is bipost to PC female. Is a PC female the same as what's on a camera? If so, this means I can use my regular PC cord from my flash and connect it to the bipost to female.

    How about an ascii drawing

    [flash]----pc_cord-----male_end {} female end--------bipost[acme_shutter]

    The end of my flash cord is a male_end right?.....
    You are correct on all the above. I also have a Bi-Post to PC female, a Paramount brand that I bought at B&H. Works great!
    —Eric

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    Quote Originally Posted by resummerfield View Post
    You are correct on all the above. I also have a Bi-Post to PC female, a Paramount brand that I bought at B&H. Works great!
    That's the one I'm looking at on B&H

    Thanks guys

    ....precarious connection...I like that.



 

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