Looking for FW800 to FW400 cable with all-metal connectors
The title pretty much says it all.
The standard FW800 connector with the plastic shroud is absolute garbage.
Looses the connection if one just walks past it.
I have come across FW800 to FW800 cables with metal shroud connectors on both ends but even aftersearching on google and ebay have not yet found a FW400 (6 pin) to FW800 cable, 3 to 6 ft long with a metal shroud on the FW800 end.
Does anyone make such a thing at a reasonable price?
I found one FW800 to FW400 cable with metal connectors on ebay but it hada 4-pin FW400 connector, so no good for me.
There were three sellers with metal FW800 to FW800 cables but not a single one who had a metal FW800 to FW400 6-pin.
Don't forget if you get the more substantial metal FW 800 connector you want, and some nasty accidental force is applied, it may do more damage to the FW port rather than the cable's connector and a cable is sure a lot cheaper to replace, even if it does have a plastic connector.
Personally I've never experienced any problems with the plastic FW 800 connectors.