Why do they still put PC Sockets on cameras

Started Feb 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Kodachrome200 Contributing Member • Posts: 763
Why do they still put PC Sockets on cameras

Can we not find a better solution for in camera sync connector. They are unreliable as all get out. I have always hand to secure them with tape before I can be sure they will go off and it still isnt 100 percent. I usually use pocket wizards but when I need to use on camera flash with off camera lights i have to hook in the pocket wizard through the pc socket. Also my sb-800s sometimes need to run off pocket wizards and its the only option for them too. Why cant Canon and nikon include and minijack mono connection to trigger lights it would hold itself in well and always work. it would be a god send to even photographers. everytime i have to use a pc socket i feel like i am handling technology from decades ago

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