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Olympus FL-CB05 Hot Shoe Cable for Olympus SLR Digital Cameras

You Pay: $46.00

Attaches to the hotshoe of your digital camera and permits you to use Olympus or other shoe mount type flash with most external flash brackets. The bottom of the hotshoe that holds the flash has a standard 1/4" tripod socket thread.

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OlympusFL-CB05 Hot Shoe Cable
 
4.3

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (16)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Strong construction (7)
  • Packs small / compresses (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (8)
    • Weddings (7)
    • Portraits (4)
    • Everyday (3)
    • Lighting (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (8), Enthusiast (6), Photo enthusiast (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Hot Shoe Cable Good for Panasonic Flash

    I use the FL-CB05 Hot Shoe Cable to connect a Panasonic DMW-FL500 flash to a Lumix DMW-GH2 camera. As a result of the Micro four thirds standard this cable works perfectly with the Panasonic...Read complete review

    I use the FL-CB05 Hot Shoe Cable to connect a Panasonic DMW-FL500 flash to a Lumix DMW-GH2 camera. As a result of the Micro four thirds standard this cable works perfectly with the Panasonic equipment. I use this cable to move the flash off the camera and onto a Folding S-bracket, raising the flash further above the lens and permitting proper flash positioning when the camera is held vertically. The cable works perfectly, with all automatic functions properly supported between the camera and the flash unit. The coiled cord stays out of the way of reaching the camera controls and most importantly, out of the field of view.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Off Camera Flash

    Great to have the flash off the camera in a hand held use. Great to throw in the bag and not have to rely on radio triggers in a pinch.

    Great to have the flash off the camera in a hand held use. Great to throw in the bag and not have to rely on radio triggers in a pinch.

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    5.0

    Use with any bracket.

    By DRB

    from IL.

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos

      Comments about Olympus FL-CB05 Hot Shoe Cable:

      Good for using flash with any bracket.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good Service + Good Product

      By Buggy

      from Vancouver WA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photomacrograph

        Comments about Olympus FL-CB05 Hot Shoe Cable:

        B&H continues to be my primary site to purchase and/or research camera related items.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        It's a flash cable...

        By Freddy

        from Somerville NJ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • expensive

        Best Uses

          Comments about Olympus FL-CB05 Hot Shoe Cable:

          It's a flash cable... not much to say.
          Works with any 4/3 system, Panasonic or Olympus, micro 4/3 or regular 4/3
          Seems to be excellent quality.
          But way overpriced for what it is.

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          • No

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          4.0

          A great cable

          By Klem

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Pack
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Olympus FL-CB05 Hot Shoe Cable:

          Since this is the only cable that works with as a hot shoe extension cable it was great that it performed perfectly. Outstanding job.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Works as expected

          By Bolducjc

          from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Pack
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Olympus FL-CB05 Hot Shoe Cable:

            Using the cable with the Olympus FL-600R flash.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Work well

            By Cailen

            from California

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos

              Comments about Olympus FL-CB05 Hot Shoe Cable:

              Work well with E-3 and FL-36.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Works on Lumix Micro 4/3rds

              By Thumper Bob

              from Queens, NY

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Well Constructed

              Cons

              • Too short
              • Too Stiff

              Best Uses

              • Get flash off camera

              Comments about Olympus FL-CB05 Hot Shoe Cable:

              I use this Olympus product and an Olympus flash, in conjunction with my Panasonic Micro four thirds camera.
              There is no corresponding Panasonic product!
              However, the coil cord is very short & very stiff, limiting the versatility of this otherwise great product.

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              • No

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              3.0

              Not very extensible

              By lumencaddeo

              from Gatineau, Canada

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Difficult to Use

              Best Uses

                Comments about Olympus FL-CB05 Hot Shoe Cable:

                Cable works and it is reliable. But I tried to put my hotshoe flash on a stand apart and I do not have a lot of range nor lot of manoeuvrability.

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                • No

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                5.0

                As Described

                By Rgmorley

                from Colorado Springs, Colorado

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Pack
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Olympus FL-CB05 Hot Shoe Cable:

                  Product is exactly what I was looking for and shipped at Lightning Speed,... Thanks B and H

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Hot Shoe Cable Good for Panasonic Flash

                  By Lumix user

                  from Albany, NY

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Olympus FL-CB05 Hot Shoe Cable:

                  I use the FL-CB05 Hot Shoe Cable to connect a Panasonic DMW-FL500 flash to a Lumix DMW-GH2 camera. As a result of the Micro four thirds standard this cable works perfectly with the Panasonic equipment. I use this cable to move the flash off the camera and onto a Folding S-bracket, raising the flash further above the lens and permitting proper flash positioning when the camera is held vertically. The cable works perfectly, with all automatic functions properly supported between the camera and the flash unit. The coiled cord stays out of the way of reaching the camera controls and most importantly, out of the field of view.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  This was the missing link I needed.

                  By Jacob

                  from Marina Del Rey, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Olympus FL-CB05 Hot Shoe Cable:

                    I began using the product immediately with my Olympus Evolt E500, and Vivitar 285HV as off camera flash.
                    The unit is Practical, Well Built, Conveniant and Comfortably priced.
                    The coiled cable was a bit clumsy, but a workaround fixed it in no time. No big deal compared to the units pluses.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Tool!

                    By Eleven AG

                    from Miami, FL

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Pack
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Olympus FL-CB05 Hot Shoe Cable:

                      This was a great addition to me equipment and has proven to be very useful. If you don't have the money to get into the wireless realm, this is what you need to be able to control your lighting. It allows me to set my flash unit on a tripod and point it towards a reflector serving as an umbrella of sorts. Great pickup!

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                      • No

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                      1.0

                      I couldn't get it to work

                      By Jazz88

                      from O.C. CA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Unreliable

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Olympus FL-CB05 Hot Shoe Cable:

                          My camera could tell it was not attached to the camera and the flash lost most of its functionality.

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                          • No

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                          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Functional

                          By Deb

                          from Kendallville, IN

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about Olympus FL-CB05 Hot Shoe Cable:

                            I use the cable when I use my flash bracket. It fires my flash every time.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            Off Camera Flash

                            By mainline

                            from High River, AB

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use

                              Comments about Olympus FL-CB05 Hot Shoe Cable:

                              Great to have the flash off the camera in a hand held use. Great to throw in the bag and not have to rely on radio triggers in a pinch.

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                              5.0

                              Works great

                              By Mamamimi

                              from Austin, TX

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                              • Cord could be longer

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Olympus FL-CB05 Hot Shoe Cable:

                              Using this with my Olympus FL36 though the packaging says it is for FL 40. It works great with my flash and my E620.
                              Using it for macro photography.
                              Love my Olympus products!!!
                              This was a great price.

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                              5.0

                              works as advertised.

                              By gina

                              from lake creek, OR

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Macro Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Studio

                                Comments about Olympus FL-CB05 Hot Shoe Cable:

                                Works with 20 year old flash. GREAT

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                                4.0

                                nice hot shoe

                                By hobby photographer

                                from Tyler, Texas

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Studio

                                  Comments about Olympus FL-CB05 Hot Shoe Cable:

                                  I have not experienced any problems with electrical connections with this device. My flash fires consistently. The cord is relatively inflexible, but just the right length. It would be a better design if the male hot shoe cord did come off the front or side instead of from the top.

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                                  5.0

                                  What else can I say, Great acc to have.

                                  By Chappy

                                  from Wilmington, NC

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Portraits
                                    • Studio

                                    Comments about Olympus FL-CB05 Hot Shoe Cable:

                                    Work great, no hang ups.

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                                    4.0

                                    Cable just works. plain and simple

                                    By anthony

                                    from easton, pa

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Thick coiled cable
                                    • Works as advertised

                                    Cons

                                    • Flash connection loosens
                                    • Pricey

                                    Best Uses

                                    • On a demb flash bracket
                                    • wedding photographer

                                    Comments about Olympus FL-CB05 Hot Shoe Cable:

                                    every now and then I have to take the head apart and tighten the main screw, but this is my second cable. The first one is going on over a year with no problems.
                                    I have wireless flash capabilities but having this as a backup in invaluable when doing event photography.
                                    Canon cable works as well and is cheaper

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