Olympus FL-CB05, Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe TTL Flash Cable for the E-1, E-10 & E-20N Digital Cameras.

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About Olympus FL-CB05

Attaches to the hotshoe of your digital camera and permits you to use FL-20/FL-36/FL-40/FL-50 Flash or standard type flash with most external flash brackets. The bottom of the hotshoe that holds the flash has a standard 1/4" tripod socket thread.

The Olympus FL-CB05 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast among others.The Olympus FL-CB05 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Olympus FL-CB05: Lightweight and Reliable

Summary of Customer Reviews

(8)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (5),Reliable (4),Easy to use (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (4)

Olympus FL-CB05 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
3.4

(based on 8 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good - could be better

It helps a lot with lighting in some macro shots. However, the cord's a bit short and and the plastic covers for the connecting ends seem a little flimsy. Overall, it increases my flash options quite a bit.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ok, when you don't have a choice

I've got two of these. The plastic foot on the extension end has broken on both. Fortunately, the metal nut allows it to still be fastened to my flash bracket. Works well, but breaks easily.

Reviewed by 8 customers

 
5.0

43's and µ43's

By

from Montgomery, AL  -  Photo Enthusiast

This cord allows me to use an older Olympus 43's flash (FL-36R) with a µ43's camera (E-M5). Works perfectly and allows all features of both to work seamlessly together.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

perfect

By

from reading, pa  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Product just as described. Works perfectely. Quality and condition of used item is up to usual Adorama standards. Thanks.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not sturdy enough for the real world

By

from Lincoln, IL  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Bumped the flash unit (FL-36) and broke the mounting foot off of the upper cable end. Repaired with epoxy and much more sturdy now. I will purchase another and give it the epoxy treatment BEFORE I use it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good - could be better

By

from Knoxville, TN  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

It helps a lot with lighting in some macro shots. However, the cord's a bit short and and the plastic covers for the connecting ends seem a little flimsy. Overall, it increases my flash options quite a bit.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Ok, when you don't have a choice

By

from Indianapolis, IN  -  Professional

I've got two of these. The plastic foot on the extension end has broken on both. Fortunately, the metal nut allows it to still be fastened to my flash bracket. Works well, but breaks easily.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not for the Pro.

By

from Milwaukee, WI  -  Pro Wedding Photographer

I own three of these. Not because I need three, but because the shoe mount keeps breaking. I think that the FL-50 flash is too heavy for the small plastic shoe. It breaks off when I'm making a bounce adjustment. I now use a ProMaster OM TTL Cord that I purchased localy. The ProMaster has a better shoe, but the electrical connections are touchy. This is just another disapointment in Olympus products for the professional.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Olympus FL-CB05

By

from Fort Worth, Tx  -  Casual user

Yes, it meet my expection.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

cord could be longer

By

from Brandon, MB

works just fine but I wish the cord were twice as long

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Shopper  Does this cable work with the OM-D EM5 with an FL-600R flash?
JOHN W S  My latest Olympus is the E-3 plus several other previous generations. However it works as advertised and presume it has not been changed. It also works well with Panasonic G series of which I own and use only the original iteration G1 and several of their 'point and shoots' which, at 72, I find more portable.
Lon B  Will the cord work with a Lumix G-3 and a Panasonic FL-360? Will it work in all functions or only manual?
JOHN W S  Yes . . . at least I believe so since I've used it both on Olympus and my G1. And ask why would they have changed the configuration? Sorry for the delayed response; of late I spend most of my time writing a blog on Google, Opera and Culture Book. Good luck!
Shopper  Does this cable work with the OM-D EM5 with an FL-600R flash?
JOHN W S  My latest Olympus is the E-3 plus several other previous generations. However it works as advertised and presume it has not been changed. It also works well with Panasonic G series of which I own and use only the original iteration G1 and several of their 'point and shoots' which, at 72, I find more portable.
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