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Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord for Canon EOS - 6.5' (2 m)

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Product Highlights
  • Maintains Full TTL Connection
  • 6.5' (2 m) Coiled Cord
  • Mounts to Flash Shoe
  • Mounts to 1/4"-20 Threaded Studs
  • Reduce Harsh Shadows
  • Compares to Canon OC-E3

The Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord provides creative photographers with the ability to remotely fire off-camera Canon Speedlites. Removing the flash from the camera's hot shoe allows the photographer to create unique and dramatic lighting styles that are not possible with a traditional shoe-mounted strobe.

One side of the TTL cable fits directly into the camera's hot shoe to ensure that all of the camera's exposure data is maintained. The other side can be attached to any stand, tripod, or device with a standard 1/4"-20 threaded stud or flash shoe mount.

This coiled cord measures 6.5' (2 m), which accommodates shooting with the flash mounted on a lightstand and with an umbrella, while staying in close proximity.

Other available lengths are:

  • 1.5' (0.5 m) - ideal for hand-held lighting styles, or when keeping the flash mounted on a compact flash bracket
  • 3' (1 m) - allows for handheld shooting at arm's length, and provides extra length for flash brackets with longer positioning arms
  • 33' (10 m) Universal TTL Cord - ideal for a hard wired solution with more range of motion

    Compatibility
    Canon SLR/DSLR cameras with TTL hot shoe
    All E-TTL and E-TTL II compatible flashes (e.g. 430EX/EX II, 580 EX/EX II, 600EX-RT etc.)
    Off-Camera Lighting
    Off-camera lighting can reduce harsh shadows of direct on-camera flash and gives your images a more natural look.
    6.5' (2 m) Coiled Cord
    Accommodates off-camera technique
Cord Length 6.5' (2 m) extended
22" (55 cm) relaxed
Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord for Canon EOS - 6.5' (2 m)
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    VelloTTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord for Canon EOS - 6.5' (2 m)
     
    4.7

    (based on 127 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (97)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (103)
    • Durable (54)
    • Lightweight (47)
    • Strong construction (28)
    • Compact (26)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (7)

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (79)
    • Weddings (67)
    • Landscape/scenery (16)
    • Sports/action (16)
    • Travel (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (57), Semi-pro photographer (43), Pro photographer (14), Casual photographer (5), Photography student (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (116)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Get your flash off the camera

    I bought this as an affordable approach to getting my flash off of my camera. I have been in situations where I didn't have enough room to take the angle I wanted because the...Read complete review

    I bought this as an affordable approach to getting my flash off of my camera. I have been in situations where I didn't have enough room to take the angle I wanted because the flash was in the way. I also don't usually like the results of the flash right over the lens. My next step is to get a couple of Pocket Wizard transceivers. I can't wait to have complete freedom with portable lighting.

    The biggest downside is the design. The cord comes out the same direction as the lens. It would be a benefit to have it on a swivel so that the cord could easily lay to the right or the left or where ever it was needed. A locking swivel so you could pin or lock it into a specific position would be ideal.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Works, but not useable beyond 3 feet

    I use this mainly for macro photography, to connect a Canon 580EX flash to my 5DMkII with 100mm f2.8L IS USM macro lens. The flash and camera are mounted on a custom adjustable bracket...Read complete review

    I use this mainly for macro photography, to connect a Canon 580EX flash to my 5DMkII with 100mm f2.8L IS USM macro lens. The flash and camera are mounted on a custom adjustable bracket that fixes the flash from 8 - 18 inches beside the lens. The great working distance of the 100mm f2.8L macro lens gives plenty of room for side illumination in many macro situations, providing nice diffuse soft shadows - better than a ring light which often results in dead looking, flat, clinical photos.

    In the couple of months since I got the cable I haven't had any misfires or other issues with communication between the camera and flash. The hotshoe connector for the flash feels a bit flimsy, but since with my setup I'm not stretching the cable there's no torque on it.

    However, if I had bought this cable expecting to use it extended to 6.5 feet it would have been returned the day I got it. The coil is extremely stiff and inflexible. DO NOT buy this cable unless you only need 3 feet or less. At any greater extension the cable would pull so strongly that you should expect to have it pulling over tripods, light stands, etc., not to mention the strain on the connectors which don't seem that strong to begin with.

    My bottom line is yes, I would recommend it, but only as a 3 foot cable. I give it 2 stars because it should not be advertised as a 6 foot cable.

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    5.0

    Better design

    By Allegra

    from New Hampshire

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord for Canon EOS - 6.5' (2 m):

      This design is a great improvement over what I had been using - the way the cord locks onto the hot show is a huge improvement and the whole cord seems more robust and well-made to survive daily use.

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      4.0

      It works like it should

      By MxPxP86

      from Boise, ID

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord for Canon EOS - 6.5' (2 m):

        It works, flashes flashes. The cord is tightly wound, so if you want to use the full six feet you're going to need a significant amount of weight or another person to hold the flash or something will fall, crash, etc.

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        5.0

        Works great.

        By Chris M.

        from Orange, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Studio
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord for Canon EOS - 6.5' (2 m):

          Works as advertised. All settings work fine with my 5D Mk. III

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          • No

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          5.0

          "Let the fun begin"

          By NedNina

          from Fredericksburg, VA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord for Canon EOS - 6.5' (2 m):

            This product allows me to experiment with the various outcomes using the flash.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Decent quality

            By JohnE

            from Oregon

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos

              Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord for Canon EOS - 6.5' (2 m):

              I wasn't familiar with Vello products before I ordered this. When the cord arrived I was pleasantly surprised with the quality and that it appears to be durable. Time will tell on that but so far it looks pretty good.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Got the SpeedLight off the camera.

              By BobbityBob

              from Boulder, CO

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Value

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord for Canon EOS - 6.5' (2 m):

              The 6' coil cord is perfect for getting the flash onto a stand with a soft box or umbrella. The cord works perfectly.

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              • No

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              3.0

              Serve its purpose

              By Eli

              from Easton, PA

              Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord for Canon EOS - 6.5' (2 m):

              It is good. No complaints. It looks not as sturdy as the original Cannon extender, but it works as good.

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              5.0

              Nice Price...

              By veronica photo

              from Santa Monica

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord for Canon EOS - 6.5' (2 m):

                Just as great as the camera brand...Nice Price

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                5.0

                Very Well Constructed

                By Monic

                from Danville, IN

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord for Canon EOS - 6.5' (2 m):

                  The cable is heavy duty with good strain reliefs at both ends. The plastic housings are also study. I am replacing a cable whose plastic shoe for the flash broke immediately upon use due to the flash head weight and flimsy construction. This one is much more solid. However, I recommend that you disassemble the flash shoe (4 screws) and use "super glue" all around the housing joint to keep the housing from cracking with a heavy flash head. I don't think this housing will crack like my old unit (different brand) did, but I'm not taking any chances with an expensive head hitting the floor.

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                  5.0

                  Pleasantly surprised.

                  By Bob

                  from Lakewood, OH

                  Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord for Canon EOS - 6.5' (2 m):

                  I'm always a little wary of buying third-party products (at least without handling them first) but their prices are so enticing! I wasn't disappointed. The build quality is great and the product works as advertised on my 5DMIII.

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                  5.0

                  Great Cord not from Canon!

                  By Bernard

                  from Linden, NJ

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Audio Quality
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord for Canon EOS - 6.5' (2 m):

                    great for off camera flash!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Works as advertised

                    By Dan

                    from NYC

                    About Me Photography Student

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord for Canon EOS - 6.5' (2 m):

                        Works as advertised.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Nothin But Awesomeness!

                        By GG

                        from Florida

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord for Canon EOS - 6.5' (2 m):

                            The longer cord allows for so many options for your fill flash. Easy to move around with a tripod. Love this product!

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                            4.0

                            Long, cheap, cord

                            By Nick

                            from Las Vegas, NV

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Long

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord for Canon EOS - 6.5' (2 m):

                              Much cheaper than Canon's TTL cord and longer. Wish it wasn't coiled, but it stretches somewhat easily.

                              Seems to relay TTL information correctly so far. Haven't used it long enough to know how reliable it will be in the long run but I think it should be fine.

                              I also like the locking mechanism that attaches to the camera and the flash. Seems sturdy.

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                              5.0

                              Nice length

                              By Mike

                              from Chicago area

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord for Canon EOS - 6.5' (2 m):

                                Reasonably stretches to 6' without pulling on either end. Nice for putting the light further away than "arms length" on a second tripod. The cord is only about 2' long in its coiled state. Nice addition.

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                                5.0

                                Perfect length

                                By RoguePhoto

                                from Cincinnati, OH

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Great Picture Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Weddings/Events
                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord for Canon EOS - 6.5' (2 m):

                                  I was going to get the shorter 3' version, but this one is just right to hand hold or use with a close stand.

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                                  4.0

                                  Money saver

                                  By Just another photographer

                                  from San Francisco

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Short

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord for Canon EOS - 6.5' (2 m):

                                  This one is a money saver for sure. OK, it's definitely not as convenient as a transmitter, but come on, if you can't afford the gear to go wireless, this should be your choice.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord 6.5'

                                  By Biketrash

                                  from Austin, Texas

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord for Canon EOS - 6.5' (2 m):

                                      Works well and much more economical than the Canon brand.

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Does the job

                                      By Tecrucial

                                      from Matteson, IL

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Great Picture Quality
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Family Photos
                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord for Canon EOS - 6.5' (2 m):

                                        Nice to finally get the flash off of the camera. I originally thought that the 6.5' was going to be too long, but it's just the right amount of length needed, just in case you need to really stretch the flash out to get that much needed angle. It's seems to be a really good build, but I don't like the way the cord is positioned in front of the camera. It's kind of annoying, but not a deal breaker. If you're trying to get a cheaper version of an off camera flash cord vs the Canon brand, then this is it.

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                                        5.0

                                        One of my favorite Items

                                        By Heidi

                                        from Bay Area, California

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Family Photos
                                          • Travel
                                          • Weddings/Events

                                          Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord for Canon EOS - 6.5' (2 m):

                                          I try not to use the flash, but when I do, I like having it off the camera, so I can control where it will produce light.

                                          I have used this with the flash on a stand, and on a bracket, and in both ways, these cords work well.

                                          This one is a bit long for that, but great for when I do any studio lighting, or photograph items. They come in different lengths, though, which makes it very useful.

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