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Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (6.5')

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Product Highlights
  • Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
  • Coiled Cord
  • Mounts to Flash Shoe
  • Mounts to 1/4"-20 Threaded Studs
  • Allows Off-Camera Triggering of Flash

The 6.5' Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord provides creative photographers with the ability to remotely fire Canon flashes with E-TTL / E-TTL II capabilities. 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. This coiled cord measures 6.5', which accommodates shooting with the flash mounted on a lightstand and with an umbrella, while staying in close proximity. Also, off-camera lighting reduces the harsh shadows commonly encountered with direct on-camera flashes and gives your photographs a more natural look.

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 and the shoe has a locking knob to ensure your equipment is secure.

Length 6.5' (2 m) extended
22" (55 cm) relaxed
Vello Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (6.5')
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    VelloOff-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (6.5')
     
    4.7

    (based on 135 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (104)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (107)
    • Durable (59)
    • Lightweight (51)
    • Strong construction (28)
    • Compact (27)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (7)

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (82)
    • Weddings (70)
    • Landscape/scenery (16)
    • Sports/action (16)
    • Travel (16)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (58), Semi-pro photographer (47), Pro photographer (15), Casual photographer (5), Photography student (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (122)

    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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    4.0

    Excellent!

    By Josh

    from Ohio, USA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        Bought the Canon version of this flash cord a couple years ago. The flash cord broke twice on me. Basically the head of the hotshoe mount came loose from the base. I was able to fix that. The second time it broke loose the wires snapped off. I found this flash cord for half the cost of the cheaply made Canon one. One note, if you have a Whimberley flash bracket you will need to file down the plastic mounting portion that mounts to it. Not a big deal and only took a minute or two to adjust. That is the reason for 4 stars.

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        5.0

        Cord needs to be stretch

        By Hammerhead

        from Cedar City, Utah

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

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

        Cord is wound tight, needs to stretched out. Otherwise works great

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        • No

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        5.0

        long enough

        By photoartbymark

        from monroe ny

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Weddings/Events

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

          `long enough for camera on a tripod and the flash 6 feet away

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          5.0

          Get accurate & useful service - quality

          By Don Sj

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Good Video Quality
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos

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

            The right product for my Canon EOS 5 mark iii.I talked to a photographer and not just a sale personnel. When asked for information I got very useful, accurate, and courtesy data from an individual how happen to be a product order. The flash cord is just what I needed, again.Not sales: just information; as it has been for my last 30 plus years with B&H!

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            5.0

            Excellent Product

            By Ryan

            from Florida

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

            Vello's off camera flash cord works excellent, is Canon grade quality and a great value! I would highly recommend this for any photographer.

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            5.0

            TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord for Canon EOS

            By JWARD

            from SoCal

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Rugged
            • Solid Build

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anytime You Need The Flas
              • Weddings/Events

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

              The 5 stars reflects a recent all day Debuttante (read Wedding) shoot. Worked like a charm. I have a bunch of Zeikos and equivalent shorter coiled cords that have been less than spectacular, the top piece of one that mysteriously came off that I had to have super glue fix and reading the horror stories of the Canon OC-E3 Off Camera Shoe Cord 3 I thought I'd give this one a shot and so far so good, very pleased. It isn't 6.5' in length because it's coiled, measured with no tension applied it's 26 inches and easily stretched to 3' with no worry of damaging it and gives a lot more play with my Manfrotto Telescoping Camera/Flash Bracket. For the price and construction I will pick up another as a backup that I may never use but if you're reading this then you know the drill as far being prepared in the field.

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              5.0

              Works Great

              By Andrew

              from Sneads Ferry, NC

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

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

                This flash cord works very well but it is difficult to extend to 6' since the cord is coiled tightly. Extending the cord this far will put a tremendous amount of pressure on a light stand and actually caused one of mine to tip over. Otherwise it works very well.

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                5.0

                Great cord

                By Tiny

                from Portland Maine

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

                Not much to say about vello cords well built made well should last a long time for the price. I have other
                Vello cords for a Long time

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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 Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (6.5'):

                  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 Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (6.5'):

                    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 Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (6.5'):

                      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 Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (6.5'):

                        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 Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (6.5'):

                          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 Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (6.5'):

                          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 Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (6.5'):

                          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 Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (6.5'):

                            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 Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (6.5'):

                              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 Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (6.5'):

                              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 Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (6.5'):

                                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 Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Canon Cameras (6.5'):

                                    Works as advertised.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes

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