Canon's clever new flashgun cord powers accessories from the camera battery!

Canon OC-E4A flash synch cable
(Image credit: Canon)

Canon has announced its new OC-E4A Off-Camera Shoe Cord – the latest flash accessory for Canon’s new generation of cameras and Speedlites. The Canon OC-E4A is compatible with the manufacturer's Multi Function Shoe, which features on recent mirrorless camera models such as the Canon EOS R7, Canon EOS R10 and Canon EOS R6 Mark II.

The Canon OC-E4A succeeds the OC-E3 Off-Camera Shoe Cord and has an 80cm cable, making it 27% longer than the previous model’s 63cm length. The OC-E3 is incompatible with the new Multi-Function Shoe, so the OC-E4A is the perfect replacement. 

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Dan Mold
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Deputy Editor on PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, Dan also brings his technical wizardry and editing skills to Digital Camera World. He has been writing about all aspects of photography for over 10 years, having previously served as technical writer and technical editor for Practical Photography magazine, as well as Photoshop editor on Digital Photo

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