Flickrfan: Canon 430EZ flash sync jack mod

January 17, 2010

Canon 430EZ flash sync jack mod, flickrfan, canon, 430ez, flash, strobe, strobist, mods, sync, hotshoe, radio, trigger, rf-602,photo by Gadget_Guru on FlickrFan Stan's site licensed under Creative Commons

Photographed by Gadget_Guru

I added the 1/8-inch (3.5mm) mono phone jack to the back of the hotshoe (seen at the top of this image), to be used as a sync jack.

I also removed the four dedicated pins in the hotshoe, to prevent shorting on a metal radio trigger hotshoe. Little did I know that there would soon be a radio trigger (the RF-602) that could wake up the 430EZ, which goes to sleep after 90 seconds of inactivity. And of course, the RF-602 needs at least one of the pins I removed to signal the 430EZ to wake up.

D’Oh!

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