What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 3' (1 m)

B&H # VEOCSS3 Mfr # OCS-S3
In Stock
Free Expedited Shipping on Orders over $49
You Pay: $16.95
Product Highlights
  • Maintains Full TTL connection
  • 3.0' (1 m) Coiled Cord
  • Mounts to Flash Shoe
  • Mounts to 1/4"-20 Threaded Studs
  • Reduce Harsh Shadows
  • Compares to Sony FA-CC1AM

The Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord provides creative photographers with the ability to remotely fire off-camera flash units that use the Sony/Minolta type shoe. 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 3' (1 m), allows for handheld shooting at arm's length, and provides extra length for flash brackets with longer positioning arms.

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
  • 6.5' (2 m) - accommodates keeping the flash mounted on a lightstand with an umbrella, while staying in close proximity

    Compatibility
    Sony or Minolta cameras with Sony/Minolta type TTL hot shoe
    Sony or Minolta flashes with Sony/Minolta type shoe
    3' (1 m) Cable
    The 3' cable accommodates off-camera hand-held technique.
    Off-Camera Lighting
    Off-camera lighting can reduce harsh shadows of direct on-camera flash and gives your images a more natural look.
Cord Length 3' (1 m) extended
12" (35 cm) relaxed
Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 3' (1 m)
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    VelloTTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 3' (1 m)
     
    4.8

    (based on 24 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (23)
    • Durable (11)
    • Lightweight (10)
    • Compact (8)
    • Packs small / compresses (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weddings (15)
      • Family photos (14)
      • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Sports/action (3)
      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (11), Photo enthusiast (9)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (22)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Flash Cord for My Sony Alpha 580

      Worked right out of the box. I'm still new to using an external flash and this flash cord allows me to use my flash with much better results.

      Worked right out of the box. I'm still new to using an external flash and this flash cord allows me to use my flash with much better results.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Hmmm

      It's a tightly wound cord. Barely stretches to advertised length. Looking in to either another flash or a wireless kit to get away from thus curly bungee cord.

      It's a tightly wound cord. Barely stretches to advertised length. Looking in to either another flash or a wireless kit to get away from thus curly bungee cord.

      Reviewed by 24 customers

      Sort by

      Displaying reviews 1-20

      Back to top

      Previous | Next »

       
      5.0

      just the right length

      By david

      from fort walton beach fl.

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 3' (1 m):

        works good and doesn't hang in the way

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Share this review

         
        5.0

        Performs intended function without fail

        By Gene

        from Marietta, GA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 3' (1 m):

          I mount my Sony A33 and Bolt VS-510S Wireless TTL Flash on a bracket. This off-camera flash cord for Sony/Minolta type shoe performs perfectly as intended and required.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this review

           
          5.0

          Vello products do not disappoint

          By HS

          from New York, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 3' (1 m):

                This cord works perfectly with the proprietary Sony/Minolta hot shoe
                (Nex 7) and allows for for a softer, less harsh flash than if the flash unit were on the camera.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Share this review

                 
                5.0

                Perfect communication

                By Light Chaser

                from Cedar City, UT

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 3' (1 m):

                  These cords work great, I own three now. Although I use triggers I don't like mounting my speedlights to them. These work great allowing me to attach my trigger or hang it from the stand. Also a great back up plan if a trigger fails. I have a 1.5, 3, and a 6.5

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Short and Sweet

                  By ampfit

                  from Chicagoland

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 3' (1 m):

                    It does what it's supposed to do: connect a Minolta/Sony hot shoe flash to my Sony A77. I'd say the extended reach is about 26 comfortable inches, though you can stretch it to 3 feet (which will have more tension on the connectors than I'm comfortable with).Solid plastic connectors and a thick coiled cable all seem to be well made and will last me for years to come, I suspect, as long as I don't abuse the cord. I took one star of the review because the claim of 3 feet.... in my opinion. Useable length is more like 26 to 30 inches.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Share this review

                     
                    3.0

                    Hmmm

                    By Gberdan

                    from Wenatchee, WA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Full Length Is Not Useabl

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 3' (1 m):

                      It's a tightly wound cord. Barely stretches to advertised length. Looking in to either another flash or a wireless kit to get away from thus curly bungee cord.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Share this review

                       
                      4.0

                      A simple solution

                      By gracianj

                      from Boerne, TX

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 3' (1 m):

                        A better way to take portraits.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this review

                         
                        5.0

                        Works with my Sony A99 and HVL-F60M*

                        By DGDC

                        from Washington, DC

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 3' (1 m):

                            I shoot a lot of close up subjects with off camera flash and do not want to deal with Sony's (Minolta's) on camera pre-flash communications that can show up in the final shot. I purchased this as a trial and it works perfectly for my needs.

                            *I have to use the hot shoe adapters to go from the new multi interface shoe on my equipment to the older iISO Sony/Konica Minolta/Minolta interface used by the cable. Thankfully my camera and flash each came with an adapter.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            Share this review

                             
                            5.0

                            Functional cord

                            By Lake Photographer

                            from Wisconsin

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Close -ups

                              Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 3' (1 m):

                              Does what it says and should hold up well.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              Share this review

                               
                              5.0

                              If the price fits

                              By Tim McG

                              from Minneapolis, MN

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 3' (1 m):

                                  Works fine. Decent build quality for the price.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

                                  Share this review

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great Product.

                                  By Cynthia

                                  from TN

                                  About Me Photography Student

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 3' (1 m):

                                      Does just what I need it to. Great for indoor still-lifes that need that extra lighting umph for the photographer without a wireless flash. I'll probably end up taking this everywhere I go from now on.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

                                      Share this review

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Exactly As Expected

                                      By WallyW

                                      from Navarre, FL

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • All Handheld Flash Work
                                      • Compact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Great Picture Quality
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Family Photos
                                        • Sports/Action
                                        • Travel
                                        • Weddings/Events
                                        • Wildlife Photos

                                        Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 3' (1 m):

                                        This cord perfectly matches the Sony/Minolta hot shoes and has all the pins needed for my NEX-7 and Sony flash unit. The coiled length of this cord is a perfect size for my Stroboframe to move the light source above red-eye territory. This connection lets me skip red-eye preflash to snap the exact expression I see in the viewfinder and saves that pre-flash juice too.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

                                        Share this review

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        It Just Works

                                        By PixelAddixx

                                        from Bay Area, CA

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        See all my reviews

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 3' (1 m):

                                            It just works the way it should work. At a lower cost and my budget constraints, a great alternative to the original.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

                                            Share this review

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Works Great and at a Great Price

                                            By Stone Wall

                                            from Allentown, PA.

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy to Use
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 3' (1 m):

                                                Bought for my Alpha 65 and it works nicely. The price is great and it's well made.

                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

                                                Share this review

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Great Flash Cord for My Sony Alpha 580

                                                By Antonio913

                                                from NYC

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Compact
                                                • Durable
                                                • Easy to Use
                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

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

                                                  Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 3' (1 m):

                                                  Worked right out of the box. I'm still new to using an external flash and this flash cord allows me to use my flash with much better results.

                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                  • No

                                                  Share this review

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  TTL works without problem

                                                  By EE

                                                  from Seatte, WA

                                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Easy to Use

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Family Photos
                                                    • Travel
                                                    • Weddings/Events

                                                    Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 3' (1 m):

                                                    With this cord I finally can use off camera flash, while retaining the TTL function. It works smoothly and the cord is pretty solid. It is easy to use and works without any problem. This is a high quality product for a decent price.

                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • No

                                                    Share this review

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    Keep the TTL working.

                                                    By Sniper John

                                                    from Northern CA

                                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Easy to Use

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Family Photos
                                                      • Sports/Action
                                                      • Weddings/Events

                                                      Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 3' (1 m):

                                                      This cord allows me to get the flash high enough to eliminate the chance of red-eye, while retaining the TTL function.

                                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                                      • No

                                                      Share this review

                                                       
                                                      5.0

                                                      Great quality period!

                                                      By Brent

                                                      from Cincinnati, OH

                                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                      Verified Reviewer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Durable
                                                      • Easy to Use
                                                      • Good price value
                                                      • Good quality

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Family Photos
                                                        • Weddings/Events

                                                        Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 3' (1 m):

                                                        I bought this to replace another cord that was undependable. This one is much higher quality. I couldn't be more pleased with this one. It works smoothly, is solid, and the cord is more substantial. This one is the perfect length for using with a Stroboframe. It feels like a premium product for a bargain price.

                                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                                        • No

                                                        Share this review

                                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        Works as Adverstised

                                                        By SonyAlpha Shooter

                                                        from Harrisburg, PA

                                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy To Pack
                                                        • Easy to Use
                                                        • Reliable

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Family Photos
                                                          • Weddings/Events

                                                          Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 3' (1 m):

                                                          After co-shooting a wedding with another photog who used off camera flash extensively I because interested in trying this out on some sports photography. Using a Sony HVLF58AM attached to this cord I was able to achieve some unique lighting effects when used in close quarters in conjunction with the Sony 35mm/1.4 lens. Attached to the cable the flash retained all functions just as if it had been mounted on camera. An added feature is a standard female screw mount on the flash shoe. It actually mounts better on a stand than if that plastic shoe was used.

                                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                                          • No

                                                          Share this review

                                                           
                                                          5.0

                                                          Just what I needed!

                                                          By Kim

                                                          from Florissant, MO

                                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Easy To Pack
                                                          • Easy to Use
                                                          • Lightweight
                                                          • Reliable
                                                          • Strong Construction

                                                          Cons

                                                          • None

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Family Photos
                                                          • Indoor
                                                          • Weddings/Events

                                                          Comments about Vello TTL-Off-Camera Flash Cord with Sony/Minolta Type Shoe - 3' (1 m):

                                                          perfect for my Sony A100. I was happy that I didn't have to buy a hotshoe adapter.

                                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                                          • No

                                                          Share this review

                                                          Displaying reviews 1-20

                                                          Back to top

                                                          Previous | Next »

                                                          Brackets

                                                          Impact -  Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe
                                                          • You Pay: $24.95
                                                           

                                                          Flash Accessories

                                                          Vello -  Universal Accessory Shoe Mount With 1/4" Screw and Knob
                                                          • You Pay: $7.50
                                                           

                                                          Cable & Cable Management

                                                          Show more >
                                                          Pearstone -  0.5 x 6" Touch Fastener Straps (Black, 10-Pack)
                                                          • You Pay: $6.99
                                                           
                                                          See any errors on this page? Let us know.

                                                          Close

                                                          Close

                                                          Close