What does the PC in PC-Sync stand for? (Hint - the answer is not personal computer)

carlrez
carlrez
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">I learned something new today...when talking about photo lighting equipment, the PC in PC-sync stands for </font><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prontor-Compur" style="font-size: 10pt; ">Prontor-Compur</a><font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2"> and not personal computer.</font><div style="font-size: 10pt; ">
</div><div><font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Prontor-Compur is a type of connection used to synchronize the shutter to the flash.</font></div><div><font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">
</font></div><div><font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">The connector on the camera side looks like this:</font></div><div><img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/69/Pc-connector_gh.jpg/220px-Pc-connector_gh.jpg"><font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">
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</div><div style="font-size: 10pt; ">Here is an image showing both ends of a PC-Sync cable and a hot shoe adapter:</div></div><div style="font-size: 10pt; "><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3544/3548804330_c93b8f230a.jpg"></div><div style="font-size: 10pt; ">
</div><div style="font-size: 10pt; ">Anyways, I thought that was a useful tidbit and wanted to share. :-)</div>
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