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About Canon OC-E3

for all EOS Cameras except for the EOS 630 and RT. This cord exhibits nearly the same level of dustproof and water-resistance performance as the Speedlite 580EX II.

This affordable special accessory is useful to achieve off-camera flash photography results without the harsh shadows behind your subjects common when using direct flash exposures.

This Canon accessory allows you to connect your Canon Speedlite on one end of the cord and the other end will be mounted to the Hot Shoe unit of your EOS camera. You can stretch the accessory's cord by up to 0.6 metres long and away from the camera in any shooting degrees you wish to point the flash towards your intended subject.

The Off Camera Shoe Cord 2 unit also come with a built-in tripod socket at the other end where the Speedlite unit is attached to which permits it to be locked onto a tripod and frees your hand from holding the off-camera flash.

The Canon OC-E3 is commonly used for Everyday, General purpose, Home, Macro photography, Portraits, Shooting indoors, Shooting outdoors, Sporting events, Studio, Travel, Wedding/event photography and more.The Canon OC-E3 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Film professional, Professional, Semi-professional, Tech savvy among others.The Canon OC-E3 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon OC-E3: Durable, Easy to use, Improves performance, Improves product function, Lightweight and Reliable

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (45),Durable (27),Lightweight (27),Reliable (18),Improves product function (8),Improves performance (4),Consistent output (3),Well built / quality (3)
Cons:
Not durable (11),Flimsy design (3),Not functional (3)
Best Uses:
Portraits (29),Home (15),Studio (15),Everyday (14),Macro photography (13),Travel (9),Shooting indoors (6),General purpose (5),Wedding/event photography (5),Shooting outdoors (4),Sporting events (4),Weddings (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-professional (21),Professional (15),Enthusiast (14),Tech savvy (5),Film professional (4)

Canon OC-E3 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
3.7

(based on 65 reviews)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

QUICK FIX FOR THE OC-E3

The only problem I had is the plastic base is (not if) going to break at the most inappropriate time. In my case before a wedding. With a little engineering you can solve the problem. I use the Omega Flash Flip (HOT) Bracket. If you unscrew the base from the OC-E3 and unscrew the cold shoe from the bracket, you can screw the OC-E3 directly to the bracket and it hasn't failed me since. The bracket costs about the same as the cord. So you dont have to keep buying something you know is going to ...

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The only problem I had is the plastic base is (not if) going to break at the most inappropriate time. In my case before a wedding. With a little engineering you can solve the problem. I use the Omega Flash Flip (HOT) Bracket. If you unscrew the base from the OC-E3 and unscrew the cold shoe from the bracket, you can screw the OC-E3 directly to the bracket and it hasn't failed me since. The bracket costs about the same as the cord. So you dont have to keep buying something you know is going to fail. I have 2 brackets with cords directly attached to each and couldnt be happier with the performance ever since.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Expensive Piece of Junk/ Breaks Easy

I wrote an earlier review on this and was quite happy with it. I was shocked last weekend during a shoot that it just simple broke and split in half. I was using a Stroboframe RL Flash Bracket, with a Canon 580 EX II, and a Whail Tail Studio. The Flash on my bracket is stationary, and the Camera does the rotation so there is less stress on the hot shoe, as opposed to some brackets that flip. I was "Walking" up a set of stairs, and that's when it broke. The flash and all luckily fell into my a...

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I wrote an earlier review on this and was quite happy with it. I was shocked last weekend during a shoot that it just simple broke and split in half. I was using a Stroboframe RL Flash Bracket, with a Canon 580 EX II, and a Whail Tail Studio. The Flash on my bracket is stationary, and the Camera does the rotation so there is less stress on the hot shoe, as opposed to some brackets that flip. I was "Walking" up a set of stairs, and that's when it broke. The flash and all luckily fell into my arms, and didn't fall and smash the hand rail. I've heard complaints that some people think the cord is too short,in retrospect I think this is a good thing, because when the Flash Mount breaks, the Flash will fall and Bungee,instead of hitting the ground and breaking. Like the others, I've had the same problem with the plastic tubes inside breaking around the screws. Really cheap stuff considering the cost. I bought an additional Canon OC-E3 from Adorama as a spare, and used Krazy Glue on the broken one, hoping I can salvage it. I baby all my Camera equipment, and was so surprised in the way the OC-E3 feel apart in my arms. If you buy it hopefully you'll have better luck than me!

Reviewed by 65 customers

 
1.0

Falls apart or quits working

By

from WA. State  -  Professional

I am beyond disgusted with this off shoe cord. This week I threw TWO in the garbage. The first one just quit working. The 2nd one that was only used twice completely fell apart! (look at the photo) I luckily was able to catch my brand new canon 600ex-rt that I purchased a few months ago with this cord. Nothing says "unprofessional" better than gear literally falling apart in front of a client! The cord before this one stayed in one piece, but just quit working. I am extremely easy on my equipment. This cord was used on a rrs bracket. Probably the worst thing is after spending probably around 20K at Adorama over the years they only care that I am past the 30 day guarantee. I have never returned one thing, never complained and have been a loyal customer. I honestly thought they would be as disgusted as I was. Not the case. In my world I only buy Canon products. Not any more. Now I have to look to a 3rd party in hopes they can make something remotely reliable. I also have to look to a new camera dealer that can exhibit a fraction of the loyalty I give them. I cannot afford to pay $70 for a cord that's reliable for only one Senior session.

 
5.0

Canon OC-E3 off-camera shoe cord

By

from Perrysburg, Ohio  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I have used this cord on my 5D MarkIII for fill flash and found it very easy to use. It seems to be very durable. I have used an off brand and the quality of this cord is much better and worth the cost.

 
5.0

Just what I needed!

By

from Smithtown, NY  -  Semi-Professional

I use this with my Custom Bracket, Canon DSLR. worth the money.

 
5.0

Just the right size

By

from Miami  -  Professional

This cord goes perfect with the Custom Brackets CB Mini-RC angled Camera Flash platform. Locks in nicely, overall good product.

 
5.0

Get That Flash Off of the Camera!

By

from New Jersey  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

An absolute necessity if you want the flash off of the camera to eliminate that "Deer in the Headlights" look.

 
5.0

Useful and reliable

By

from Fayetteville, TN  -  Professional

If you forgot your ST-E2, this is a reliable substitute if 3 feet off camera is enough. Or, if you are using an off camera flash that doesn't slave.

 
5.0

Great quality

By

from Catonsville, MD  -  Semi-Professional

I've tried the other brands, I'll stick with Canon products; they are more dependable and have higher build quality.

 
3.0

Could Be Better

By

from New Orleans  -  Professional

I wanted this for the purpose of angling my light as needed on exterior shoots when larger pieces of equipment were not practical. Unfortunately, the cord is not nearly long enough or flexible enough for this use. Otherwise, it works as intended.

 
5.0

Extremely Happy Customer

By

from Cincinnati, Ohio  -  Semi-Professional

Great piece of gear!

 
5.0

Buy Canon

By

from Catonsville, MD  -  Semi-Professional

I've used aftermarket brands in the past, but never really felt confident when using them. I have not had a single problem when using Canon products.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
A F  old one broke. this new rev is much sturdier
vanessa l  Has anybody used this item with a different flash for example the sigma 610 for canon? And can you describe the ttl more specifically. The page only has one picture. It doesn't show the whole item.
STEPHAN P  I've used this cord only with Canon flashes, but I would think/guess, that it performs equally with a third-party-Canon-dedicated flash. I have not used this cord in quite some time, I've been shooting with pocket wizards and now I use the 600 series flashes!
vanessa l  Almost two years ago I bought a Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord for Canon EOS - 3' (1 m). It worked very well with the Canon Speedlite 320. but It seems that it doesn't work very well with the Sigma EF 610 flash for canon. The camera shutter (canon t3) does not work when the Sigma Flash is mounted on the vello ttl off camera flash cord. Will the camera shutter work if I used the canon ttl off camera shoe cord on the Sigma ef 610 Flash???
Andrew R  Unfortunately it's hard to say for certain. I recommend using the Sigma 610 directly on the camera. If the camera/flash work properly the issue would be the cord and it may need to be replaced. If the combination still does not function correctly it may be that the flash itself is faulty or incompatible.
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