Summary: Sturdy, well designed, functional, long lasting product specifically designed for Canon digital cameras and SpeedLites. Cannot beat the design but it comes at a premium price. However, the value is worth the expense!
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable, Sturdy
Summary: I purchased this second OC cord for use as a dedicated cord on the Flash Flip Frame I'm modifying. A pricey solution to the problem of constantly installing and re-installing the cord on the frame, but reliable and robust.
Summary: Wonderful product! I have had the older Canon shoe cord & when I got a new flash they didn't communicate well. So I bought the new cord and it makes all the difference! It works really well on a bracket or even to get the flash off the camera. Like everyone else says, it would be nice to have a bit more cord, but it's perfect for what I use it for.
Summary: Beyond verifying its proper function I haven't done very much with my OC-E3 camera shoe cord. I plan to use it with portraits, and will doubtless experiment with other uses as well. It does get the light away from the camera, but could probably benefit from a slightly longer reach, say 3 or 4 feet.
Summary: I'm a photojournalism student and just learning flash use in general. I have a Canon 30D body and the Canon 430 flash, so the Canon off-camera shoe works great with both. They were made for each other. The only complaint I have is how short the cord is (I've had to work to stretch out the coils to use it any farther from the camera than a couple feet) but it's fine for what I've needed it for.
Summary: I have broken TWO of these in the past month! The part of the shoe cord that attaches to the bracket has EASILY "popped" off when I've turned the flash from shooting vertical to horizontal. I realize I might be a little "rough" when handling my camera, BUT I have had a Canon Shoe COrd 2, for YEARS that this never happened! I like how it attaches onto the camera, better than the Shoe Cord 2, but if they keep breaking, then what's the difference?