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    RIGHT ANGLE USB FOR TETHERING 5D

    Hi guys,

    When mounting a 5d on a L bracket (RRS) and attaching to the clamp in the vertical position, it's then not possible to fit a usb cable for tethered operation as there si simply not enough physical space.

    Has anyone found a right angle usb cable / adaptor for this purpose.

    I've searched online but come up short.

    I like the L bracket for ease of keeping verticals when on a tripod for interiors, etc but also like to shoot tethered and at the moment the two can not go hand in hand.

    Thanks.

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    Re: RIGHT ANGLE USB FOR TETHERING 5D

    Hi Marc,

    I have heard of guys buying third party equivalents of the Canon remote trigger (RS-80N3) just to get the correct right angle adapter to make their own tethered shooting connection cable.

    Here is an eBay auction for one of the third party triggers. I don't know anything about the seller or quality of product. I am just linking this to give you an idea.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/RS-80N3-Remote-C...d=p3286.c0.m14

    Mark

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    Re: RIGHT ANGLE USB FOR TETHERING 5D

    I would check with granite digital
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    Re: RIGHT ANGLE USB FOR TETHERING 5D

    These people may be able to make a suitable cable
    http://www.fixationuk.com/Fixation/Repairs.html
    -- scroll down to bottom of page under Special Modifications etc
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    Re: RIGHT ANGLE USB FOR TETHERING 5D

    http://www.usbfirewire.com/ucablecam5b.html

    http://www.angledcables.com/cables.html

    (I think you're actually looking for a LEFT-ANGLE usb cord)
    I have not ordered from either of these places, but these are what showed up in a simple Google search. My mini USB port on my 5D is getting loose, so it wouldn't be a bad idea for me to get one of these chords to tape closer onto the body when shooting tethered.

    /a

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    Re: RIGHT ANGLE USB FOR TETHERING 5D

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Wilson View Post
    Hi guys,

    When mounting a 5d on a L bracket (RRS) and attaching to the clamp in the vertical position, it's then not possible to fit a usb cable for tethered operation as there si simply not enough physical space.

    Has anyone found a right angle usb cable / adaptor for this purpose.

    I've searched online but come up short.

    I like the L bracket for ease of keeping verticals when on a tripod for interiors, etc but also like to shoot tethered and at the moment the two can not go hand in hand.

    Thanks.
    when i had my 1D3 i had no issue whatsoever using a mini usb plug and having the RRS plate full extension. i'd show you but the cameras are gone now. but here is an image of what the miniplug looks like and its relative dimensions. the dimensions of the RRS Plate at full extension on canon and nikon are identical and i use the same plug on my D3. admittedly the nikon has 2 different paths it can follow. one is a lot easier. the lengths on the bodies of the plugs vary widely. i have a 2.5 ft length mini male to reg male plugged into an F/M extender at 10ft. total length 12.5 ft
    Last edited by sjms56; 25th October 2008 at 16:31.

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