« on: December 04, 2013, 06:52:30 AM »
I don't understand your aversion to a unit which sits with the camera and plugs into the remote port of the body?
I'm just trying to figure out what my options are. As I mentioned previously, the competition (Nikon side) offer products that have neither of those disadvantages; they have RF solutions that don't need a wire, and they don't have a brick that needs to hog up the hot shoe, preventing you from mounting a flash unit. I'm a bit surprised that there are no similar products on the Canon side, and that all the 3rd party solutions I've seen exhibit both disadvantages. I mean I suppose you can have the brick off the hot shoe but dangling from the wire off the 3-pin port side, but that seems super ghetto and dangerous.
Have you thought about why Canon solutions use a cable? Canon's port is on the side; if you mounted something like the Nikon solution at the port, then it would interfere with the L-bracket. The wire allows you snake it through the L-bracket.
You could get a cold shoe that mounts to the L-bracket if you'd prefer not dangling it off the side but the Hahnel is not heavy at all.