Canon OC-E3 Off Camera Shoe Cord (2')

Canon OC-E3 Off Camera Shoe Cord (2')

Canon OC-E3 Off Camera Shoe Cord (2')

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Canon OC-E3 Off Camera Shoe Cord (2')


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  • For All EOS Cameras (Except EOS 630 and EOS RT)

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The Canon OC-E3 Off Camera Shoe Cord maintains all on-camera flash functions including E-TTL / E-TTL II for one Canon Speedlite used off-camera at distances up to 2'. It is compatible with all Canon EOS cameras except the EOS 630 and EOS RT which require a combination of TTL Hot Shoe Adapter 3, OA-2 Off Camera Shoe Adapter, and Connecting Cord 60.

The OC-E3 has been improved over the OC-SC 2 with better sealing against dust and moisture, to better match the weather-resistant design of the EOS 1D Mark III and the 580EX2 flash. It also now features a sturdier foot.

Also fully functional with the combination of the T90 camera and 300TL flash (from Canon's older FD manual focus system).
UPC: 013803078879
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Canon OC-E3 specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.3 x 3.2 x 1.5"

Canon OC-E3 reviews

OC-E3 Off Camera Shoe Cord (2') is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 464.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 3 Cords, All Broken I'm a huge Canon fan and this is just poor craftsmanship. I have a heavy workload of event photography and this cord couldn't even hold the weight of a 430EX let alone a 580EXII. The first two times I bought this and it broke, I was assured it was just a bad batch. So after the third one broke...I couldn't take their word for it. Canon said they could do nothing for me. The warranty is out of box. This means that the second you open it...its your problem. They explained that a 430EX or a 580EXII is a little too heavy to have on a lot of flash brackets. ....really?
Date published: 2008-03-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from OUCH - not another broken shoe cord! I have been through 3 shoe cord 2's by Canon so I coughed up the big bucks on the OC-E3. I use it on an Orbis ring flash bracket. I got 3 months out of it. They all break down at the flash mount not the camera mount. I use a dedicated 580 EXII flash that never leaves the bracket nor does the cord or ring flash. The camera mount gets the most activity and it holds up but the flash mount on these cords does not. I try to take excellent care of my equipment but these Canon shoe cords just don't hold up if you're using them often. I bought a cheap Aputure shoe cord and it's a workhorse. Rugged and lasts. What took me so long to bail on Canon's shoe cords? If you only have occasional use for a shoe cord the Canon product might work for you. If you want to use it daily forget about Canon shoe cords. I'm a Canon owner and love all my Canon gear EXCEPT the shoe cords.
Date published: 2013-12-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 2 have broke in 2 weeks... I just purchased 3 of these two weeks ago to use for weddings and in each of my past two weddings the plastic has broken off on the part that attatches to the flash sending the flash heading towards the floor. I used this item as directed mounting it to a strobo frame via the metal thread on the bottom of the cord. If you are an active photographer, I would not recommend this item do to its very poor durability (but what other choice do we have?). Canon will not replace or fix these items for any reason becasuse they are considered an accesory. ...
Date published: 2009-08-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from necessary evil Living in Alaska I need to have more than one dependable option for gear and I just have to have one of these when wireless doesn't want to work as it should. Best used with my stroboframe because it is a compact off camera flash option (I do heli destination weddings and have limited space) but it ALWAYS fails at the flash mount, which seems to be a design flaw. Still, no way around it, I just have to accept that Canon gets to charge what they want for a reliable semi-disposable accessory and I have to budget for one or two a year. Off brands haven't been as reliable, at least the new design is a little more sturdy than previous ones.
Date published: 2012-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well built must-have for the 580EXII I purchased this to be used in conjunction with both my Custom Brackets Pro Frame as well as hand-holding the flash above while shooting with the 1Ds MkIII. I compared the factory version to the knock-offs, and frankly there is no comparison, as this is as well built as the camera and flash. I like only having to purchase a product once and have it last, especially since this is how I make a living. Pretty tough trying to explain to a client; Gee, I'm sorry it didn't turn out because I didn't spend a few extra bucks and get the best. I have yet to experience any down-side. I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2010-11-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from save your money I bought this cord basically because it said that it came with a one year warranty. The cord worked perfectly at first. Then, as often happens when they are used often, it broke a few months later. I called B & H and they told me to call Canon, that the warranty was through the company. So I called Canon and they said that there was no warranty for the Shoe Cord 3. There also are no parts for it, strangely, since the shoe cord 2 does have a replacement base part if it is cracked (and is a much cheaper cord). So my advice is to get the shoe cord two. I have had the same results for both of the cords, the warranty on this cord evidently doesn't work, and the price is cheaper for the other.
Date published: 2009-05-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Expensive, but worth it to save camera I bought this shoe cord so that I could get my speedlite 580 II off my camera and on to a light stand near my camera. Because I own a Canon camera, I wasn't comfortable buying a non-canon hot shoe cable due to the reported issues with electrical circuitry. The cable works perfectly, is durable, reliable, and consistent. My only real complaint is that it is way too short. The cable will stretch out to the described 2' distance, but will strain to do so. I recommend only using this for handheld off camera flash and not for strobe lighting. If you are considering this as a strobe cable, then skip it and invest in a radio signal wireless system. It's worth the money to free up your flashes.
Date published: 2008-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very sturdy and weather resistant. I owned the previous generation of this cable, the OC-E2. Along with a 580EX, I was always tightening the wheel lock on the flash to the cable to make sure it wouldn't bend or slide. With the introduction of the 40D and the 580EX-II, Canon changed the flash interface to a locking rubber foot that has positive pressure to make it weather resistant. This cable carries that same hardware interface through either end of the cable as the hot shoe and flash. This makes a big difference on the flash end of the cable - the connection is very, very solid.
Date published: 2008-07-09
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