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Sunpak 544'Canon XTi...Thank you

Thank you for the positive information. I guess what I was really trying to find out is, how to connect the cables to make the flash work with the camera. I does not have a hotshoe module, but just the regular sync cord. Is there someplace to connect the camera and flash together


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No, the camera only has the hotshoe. You have to obtain a hotshoe to PC connector "cube", like this:
http://www.adorama.com/NKAS15.html
, or this:
http://www.adorama.com/FAHSPCA.html
Good light, Laszlo

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