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    PhotogDuffer
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    Where to get sync adapters?

    I have several older LF between the lens shutters (and some on folding cameras) that have bi-post or bayonet (ASA?) type flash sync connectors. Years ago it was easy for me to find the little adapters for those connectors so I could use modern flash units with PC cords. I had a box of different adapters back then, but no longer have them, and don't know where to get more.

    I tried all evening yesterday to come up with the right key words to search for them on flea-bay, but all I got was adapters to put on a "cold shoe" in order to use hot shoe flash or to extract a PC connection from a hot shoe to fire auxilliary flash units.

    Now, you folks using older cameras and shutters must be getting adapters from some where . . . may I ask where?

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    Re: Where to get sync adapters?

    b and h sells paramount sync's ...

    good luck!

    john

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    Re: Where to get sync adapters?

    Thanks, John. Trying to use a 2 page index to find anything in the 465 page B&H catalogue is an exercise in futility, so I'll just call 'em tomorrow. Eu

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    Re: Where to get sync adapters?

    I go directly to ParamountCords.

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    Re: Where to get sync adapters?

    The modern way is to get short sync cords that have the older end on them, and a modern end on the "other end" Paramount makes them. Normally I use Bi-post to household with my studio strobes, and I can use common extension cords for long sync cords.

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    Re: Where to get sync adapters?

    Electric shaver cords and TV cheater cords fit the bipost shutter contacts.

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    Re: Where to get sync adapters?

    Thanks for the info folks. I checked out the Paramont site and they seem to have just about every sort of connector known to man (including the oddball sync connectors on my Omega Rapids) and can make custom cords with any type of connectors I want on the ends.

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